Another of LSU’s young and talented offensive linemen … Had a great spring and will push returning starter Vadal Alexander for playing time in 2013 … Can play either tackle position, but will likely see most of his initial action at right tackle … Redshirted as a true freshman in 2012.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2012.
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.
Parents are Theresa and Warren Hawkins … Born Oct. 16, 1993 … Majoring in kinesiology.