2013 Freshman All-America Second Team (Athlon’s)
Tremendous young offensive line prospect … One of four returning starters on the offensive line for LSU in 2014 … Has enormous reach and displays outstanding athletic ability for a player his size … Emerged as the starter at right tackle for the Tigers as a redshirt freshman in 2013 … Played and started all 13 games in 2013, earning second team Freshman All-America honors … Redshirted as a FRESHMAN in 2012.
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 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.