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Barwin's Impact Goes Beyond Football

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Linebacker Connor Barwin was signed to a six-year contract during free agency in the 2013 offseason. Barwin was added to aid in the Eagles' transition on defense under new head coach Chip Kelly and coordinator Bill Davis.

Barwin has been outstanding on the field. He is second in the NFC in sacks since the start of the 2014 season. He was named the NFC's Defensive Player of the Month last November when he had 6.5 sacks and 24 tackles. The 2014 campaign ended with Barwin's first Pro Bowl and All-Pro nominations.

As big as Barwin's impact has been on the Eagles, the City of Philadelphia has arguably benefited more from the linebacker's arrival.

"I want to live in the best city," Barwin said. "Everything I 'm trying to do is working for that."

Barwin has partnered with SEPTA and NRG Energy to help the environment. Furthermore, Barwin started his own charity, Make The World Better (MTWB) Foundation, and over the past two years raised nearly $500,000 to renovate two parks in South Philadelphia.

NFL Films Presents followed the transformation of the first of the two parks - Ralph Brooks - from start to finish. You can check out how Barwin was the impetus for change in the two videos below, or click here to watch the entire documentary.

The Street Eagle, Part 1

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The Street Eagle, Part 2

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Unveiling Of Ralph Brooks Park

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Connor Barwin helped unveil the revitalized Brooks Park in South Philadelphia, which benefited from Barwin's 2014 Make The World Better Concert ...

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MTWB Charity Concert, 2014

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Connor Barwin's inaugural concert at Union Transfer raised $170,000 for his Make The World Better Foundation ...

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MTWB Charity Concert, 2015

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Earlier this month, Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin held his second-annual Make The World Better benefit concert ...

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