Career Honors: 2012: Named Academic All-Big 12 First Team, and was one of three football student-athletes to be post a perfect 4.0 GPA. 2011: Named to the team's Dean's List and the Athletic Director's Honor Roll with a 4.0 GPA during spring semester.
2012 (Sr.): Awarded a scholarship prior to the season starting... Did not see any game action.
2011 (Jr.): Did not see any action.
2010 (So.): Saw limited action on special teams and as a defensive back.
2009 (Fr.): Did not see any action.
2008 (RS): Redshirted after walking onto the team.
High School: Was a four-year letterwinner as a running back and linebacker... Earned all-league honors two times on defense and once on offense... Also played basketball and baseball... A two-time all-league selection in baseball... Was his high school's valedictorian.
Personal: Born in Oskaloosa, Kan... Son of Steve and Kim Hawks... Has one brother and two sisters... Brother wrestled at Neosho County CC... An education major... Would like to be a high school teacher and football coach.