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Tony Hawkins
Tony Hawkins

Hometown:
Longview, Texas

High School:
Pine Tree

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 215

Position:
LB

Experience:
SR-3L


Junior (2006): Moved to linebacker in the spring and earned a starting spot... Started all 12 games... Ranked fifth on the team with 53 tackles... Also recorded two interceptions, six tackles-for-loss and a sack... Sealed the UAB win when he intercepted his first career pass and returned it 11 yards for a TD... Also picked a pass at Rice... Had a season-high nine tackles against Arkansas State; Sophomore (2005): Played in all 11 games, mostly on special teams; Freshman (2004): Saw time in all 11 games at wideout as a true freshman... Had one catch for seven yards... Also registered a tackle on special teams; Prep: A two-time first-team All-District running back and All-District safety... Named All-East Texas... As a senior, notched 401 rushing yards with two scores and 17 catches for 266 yards on offense and 55 tackles on defense... Carried 64 times for 329 yards and caught a team-high 24 passes for 337 yards and four touchdowns as a junior... Switched to safety from linebacker as a junior and finished with 70 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and four passes defended... Rushed for 139 yards on just 13 attempts as a sophomore while adding 113 tackles, one sack, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, eight quarterback pressures and four pass breakups on defense... Named Football Newcomer of the Year and Basketball Sophomore of the Year in 2001... Won district 400m dash and mile relay in 2003... Runs a 4.5-second forty... Also lettered in basketball and track... Coached by Terry Waldrep at Pine Tree... Chose SMU over TCU, Baylor and Louisiana Tech; Personal: Has four siblings, Jackie, Bridgette, Shamonica and Eric... Son of Gloria and Tony Hawkins, Sr.... Undecided on a major.

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