After a highly successful NFL career, longtime safety Brian Dawkins is hanging up his jersey for the last time as he announced his retirement via Twitter. 

The 16 year veteran was a highly impressive and impactful athlete for the majority of his career. He was selected in the second round of the NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Dawkins finished his career with the Denver Broncos, who most recently signed Peyton Manning as their new QB and traded away Mark Sanchez.

But, this moment is all about Dawkins, so check out his tweet and congratulate the veteran.