Another of LSU's young and talented offensive linemen ... Will likely serve as the backup at left tackle in 2013 ... Can play on either the left or right side of the offensive line ... 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.