WATCH: Brian Dawkins Jr. Shows Off Incredible Speed With 22-Mph Treadmill Sprint

Brian Dawkins was known as 'Weapon X' when he played in the NFL. His son, who will play football at Clemson, appears to be following in his footsteps.

Brian Dawkins Jr. Treadmill Sprint

Before Brian Dawkins was the 9-time Pro Bowler known as "Weapon X," he was a three-time All-ACC selection at Clemson University.

Now, his son—Brian Dawkins Jr.—is ready to follow in his footsteps. A two-star recruit who earned All-State honors at Valor Christian High School (Highlands Ranch, Colorado), Dawkins Jr. will attend Clemson this fall. Judging by a recent Instagram video, the 5-foot-9, 160-pound defensive back has the athleticism to make an impact at the next level. Watch him hit a top speed of 22 mph on this manually powered treadmill:

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney shared his thoughts on Dawkins Jr. with IndependentMail.com shortly after National Signing Day. "We were not going to offer him a scholarship unless he came to camp. Man, he came to camp and put on a clinic. He has great coverage skills. Incredibly developed from a fundamental, technical standpoint. That's a testament to Brian and how this kid has been raised," Swinney said. "[He has] the tackling skills of a safety, the coverage skills of a corner and the mentality of his father."

Sounds like a winning formula. Check out Dawkins Jr.'s highlights below:

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