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#65 Jerald Hawkins
Position: Offensive Tackle
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 305 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Baldwin, La.
High School: West St. Mary HS
Major: Sports Administration
Born: 10/16/1993
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Jerald Hawkins Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/30/2016

2016 NFL Draft: 4th Round (125th overall) by Pittsburgh Steelers

CAREER
Three-year starter on offensive line for the Tigers from 2013-15 … Opted to forgo senior season and enter the 2016 NFL Draft … Extremely athletic offensive lineman … Standout basketball player in high school … Played and started 37 games during his career (25 at right tackle, 12 at left tackle) … Made the switch from right tackle to left tackle in 2015 … NFL Combine invite.

JUNIOR SEASON (2015)
Played and started 11 games, all at left tackle for the Tigers … Played a total of 754 offensive snaps and recorded 38 knockdown blocks … Missed only game of career in road loss to Ole Miss … Returned to action a week later to help lead the Tigers to a 19-7 win over Texas A&M … Played every snap in seven games, including the bowl win over Texas Tech where the Tigers racked up a school bowl record 638 yards of offense in the 56-27 win over the Red Raiders … Key member of LSU line that helped the Tigers lead the SEC in rushing with 256.8 yards per game … Blocked for 1,000-yard rusher Leonard Fournette, who set the school record for single-season yards (1,953) and rushing TDs (22) … Fournette led the nation in rushing with 162.8 yards a game as he went over the 100-yard mark 10 times and had a school-record four games with 200 or more yards … Had season-high six knockdowns in road win over Mississippi State … Had 5.5 knockdowns in win over South Carolina, and five in games against Auburn, Western Kentucky and Alabama.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014)
Started all 13 games at right tackle, helping pave the way for 1,000-yard rusher Leonard Fournette … Ranked second among all LSU offensive linemen in total snaps with 834 … Had 43 knockdowns for the year … Played every offensive snaps in LSU’s last five games of the year … Had best overall game in win over No. 3 ranked Ole Miss with 12 knockdowns on 71 plays from scrimmage … Against Ole Miss, LSU racked up 264 rushing yards against a Rebels team that was allowing just 97 yards rushing a game … Saw action on all 79 snaps in road win over Texas A&M where the Tigers rolled up 384 rushing yards against the Aggies ... Played every snap (81) in overtime loss to Alabama and against Auburn (62), Florida (73), Arkansas (56) and Notre Dame (51).

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Won starting job at right tackle during fall camp … Played and started all 13 games for the Tigers during his redshirt freshman season in 2013 … Started 12 games at right tackle and then filled in for an injured La’el Collins at left tackle against Furman … Played a total of 808 offensive snaps … Saw action on every offensive snap in nine of LSU’s 13 games, which included seven of the eight SEC games … Best outing came in win over Texas A&M with nine knockdowns on 74 snaps in the 34-10 win over the Aggies … Led team with seven knockdowns on 74 snaps in win over Kent State.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2012.

HIGH SCHOOL
A three-year starter for West St. Mary High School at both offensive and defensive tackle … Helped West St. Mary reach the postseason for the first time in several years, finishing with a 6-5 record in 2011 … Didn’t allow a sack as a senior in 2011 as he recorded over 20 pancake blocks … On defense as a senior he recorded 70 total tackles, 35 tackles for losses, six forced fumbles, a safety and a fumble recovery … As a junior in 2010, he registered 61 tackles and 18 stops for loss at defensive end … Rated the No. 15 player in the state by Rivals.com and No. 20 by ESPN.com … Ranked the 42nd offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com and the 73rd best defensive end prospect by ESPN.com … Earned 2011 LSWA 2A All-State Honorable Mention honors for his play on both offense and defense … Tabbed a New Orleans Times-Picayune Blue Chip recruit … Featured on the Scout.com Southeast 150 … Participated in football, basketball, baseball and track and field throughout high school career … Won the Louisiana 2A state title in the shot put in 2011 with a toss of 52-9 ½ and followed that with a third place showing at the state meet in 2012 with a throw of 55-04 … Coached by Ryan Antoine.

PERSONAL
Parents are Theresa and the late Warren Hawkins … Born Oct. 16, 1993 … Majoring in sports administration.