Players

Andrew Hawkins
WR #16
Height:
5-7
Weight:
180
Age:
30
College:
Toledo
Hometown:
Johnstown, PA
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2016 PRE):

REC
1
YDS
2
AVG
2
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 176 2,095 11.9 65 6 16 73 4.6 11 0 3 1
2015 CLE 8 8 27 276 10.2 25 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2014 CLE 15 15 63 824 13.1 65 2 3 15 5 8 0 -- --
2013 CIN 8 0 12 199 16.6 50 0 2 3 1.5 6 0 1 0
2012 CIN 14 2 51 533 10.5 59T 4 6 30 5 11 0 1 0
2011 CIN 13 0 23 263 11.4 26 0 5 25 5 8 0 -- --

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Biography

Career Transactions: Signed by St. Louis Rams as reserve/future free agent, Jan. 12, 2011…Waived by Rams, July 31, 2011…Claimed off waivers by Cincinnati Bengals, Aug. 1, 2011…Waived by Bengals, Sept. 3, 2011…Re-signed by Bengals to practice squad, Sept. 5, 2011…Promoted by Bengals to active roster, Sept. 20, 2011…Re-signed by Bengals as exclusive-rights free agent, April 15, 2013…Signed to offer sheet by Cleveland Browns as restricted free agent, March 13, 2014…Assigned to Browns after Bengals chose not to exercise first-refusal rights, March 19, 2014.

At a Glance:

Began his NFL career with the Browns as a tryout player at the team’s 2008 rookie minicamp.

Spent two years in the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes, helping the team capture consecutive Grey Cup championships in 2009-10, while playing for current Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman.

Is currently pursuing his master’s degree in sports management from Columbia University.

Finished runner up on the reality TV show “4th and Long” hosted by Michael Irvin that aired on Spike in 2009. The winner of the show (Jesse Holley) earned a roster spot with the Dallas Cowboys during training camp. The show featured six WRs against six DBs and was filmed at the Cotton Bowl, where the players slept in the locker room.

Held several odd jobs after college. He worked at a wind turbine factory in Toledo, Ohio, that manufactured engines for giant windmills, where he did everything from operating a forklift to sweeping floors. He also worked as a caddy at a country club and interned as a scout with the Detroit Lions. The Lions offered him a long-term position in their player personnel department, but Hawkins turned them down, intent on pursuing a playing career.

Played WR and DB in college, becoming Toledo’s first two-way player in 40-plus years.

Seasonal Reviews:

2015: Started all eight games played at WR...Totaled 27 catches for 276 yards...Placed on injured reserve (concussion), Dec. 23…(10/11) at Bal.: In 33-30 OT win in division opener, totaled seven catches for 49 yards...Hauled in reception for two-point conversion that gave Cleveland 30-27 lead with 3:03 left in regulation.

2014: Led Browns and posted career highs in receptions (63) and receiving yards (824)...Added two touchdown catches…Started all 15 games played...(9/14) vs. NO: During 26-24 victory, tied team high with six catches for  70 yards...With 13 seconds remaining, hauled in 28-yard catch that placed Browns at 11-yard line to set up game-winning FG...(10/19) at Jax.: Registered a career-best 112 receiving yards on five catches, including a career-long 65-yard reception...(10/26) vs. Oak.: During 23-13 win, posted a team-best seven receptions for a game-high 88 yards, including 4-yard TD, his first with Browns.

2013: Missed the first eight games with an ankle injury suffered during training camp…Played in the final eight games…Finished with 12 receptions for 199 yards and a team-best 16.6-yard average per reception…(12/1) at S.D.: Caught three passes for 65 yards, including a long of 50 yards…(12/29) vs. Bal.: Recorded three receptions for a season-high 74 yards.

2012: Played in 14 games with two starts…Finished third on the team with 51 receptions and 533 yards receiving…Rushed for 30 yards on six carries…(9/10) at Bal.: Led the team with a career-high eight receptions for 86 yards…(9/16) vs. Cle.: Caught two passes for 56 yards, including his first career NFL TD, a 56-yard pass from Andy Dalton…(9/23) at Was.: Finished with two catches for 66 yards and a TD…(11/11) vs. NYG: Hauled in three receptions for 16 yards and a TD…(12/9) vs. Dal.: Led the team with six receptions for 44 yards, including an 8-yard TD.

2011: Played in 13 games…Totaled 23 receptions for 263 yards…Added five rushes for 25 yards and five tackles on special teams…Spent the first two weeks on the Bengals’ practice squad and was inactive in Week 3…(10/3) vs. Buf.: Made NFL debut…Caught two passes for 45 yards.

CFL: Played with the Montreal Alouettes from 2009-10 and helped the team capture consecutive Grey Cup championships…Played under current Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman. 

College: Played four seasons (2004-07) at Toledo…Appeared in 37 games as a WR and CB…Totaled 67 receptions for 634 yards and five TDs (four receiving, one rushing)…Added two forced fumbles, one blocked punt and 21 tackles…Became Toledo’s first two-way player in 40-plus years…Earned a degree in business management…Enrolled at Columbia University master’s degree program in 2016, completed work towards a sports management degree.

Personal: Given name Andrew Austin Wyatt Hawkins…Nickname is Hawk…Native of Johnstown, Pa…Married, Kisha, and has a son, Austin, and twin daughters, Aubree Rae and Autumn…Brother, Artrell, was a second-round draft pick by Cincinnati in 1998 and was a S with the Bengals (1998-03), Panthers (2004) and Patriots (2005-06)...Father, Artrell Sr., signed with Pittsburgh as an undrafted free agent in 1981, but never appeared in a game…Currently is pursuing his master’s degree in sports management from Columbia University…Held several odd jobs after college, including working at a wind turbine factory and as a caddy at a country club…Also interned as a scout with the Detroit Lions and served as a graduate assistant coach at Toledo…High School: Attended Bishop McCort High School…Named second-team all-state as a DB and earned all-conference honors as a RB...Community Involvement: Hosted a holiday takeover the past two seasons, purchasing presents for Cleveland students and donated $10,000 for a computer lab…Volunteered at the Cleveland Food Bank and donated turkeys for families in need during Thanksgiving…Hobbies/Interests: Avid rugby fan…Finished runner up on the reality TV show 4th and Long hosted by Michael Irvin that aired on Spike in 2009…Appeared as an extra in the 2011 George Clooney film, Ides of March…Enjoys filming skits with his son for social media, with several videos going viral in 2014 and 2015.

Career Transactions: Signed by St. Louis Rams as reserve/future free agent, Jan. 12, 2011…Waived by Rams, July 31, 2011…Claimed off waivers by Cincinnati Bengals, Aug. 1, 2011…Waived by Bengals, Sept. 3, 2011…Re-signed by Bengals to practice squad, Sept. 5, 2011…Promoted by Bengals to active roster, Sept. 20, 2011…Re-signed by Bengals as exclusive-rights free agent, April 15, 2013…Signed to offer sheet by Cleveland Browns as restricted free agent, March 13, 2014…Assigned to Browns after Bengals chose not to exercise first-refusal rights, March 19, 2014.

At a Glance:

Began his NFL career with the Browns as a tryout player at the team’s 2008 rookie minicamp.

Spent two years in the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes, helping the team capture consecutive Grey Cup championships in 2009-10, while playing for current Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman.

Is currently pursuing his master’s degree in sports management from Columbia University.

Finished runner up on the reality TV show “4th and Long” hosted by Michael Irvin that aired on Spike in 2009. The winner of the show (Jesse Holley) earned a roster spot with the Dallas Cowboys during training camp. The show featured six WRs against six DBs and was filmed at the Cotton Bowl, where the players slept in the locker room.

Held several odd jobs after college. He worked at a wind turbine factory in Toledo, Ohio, that manufactured engines for giant windmills, where he did everything from operating a forklift to sweeping floors. He also worked as a caddy at a country club and interned as a scout with the Detroit Lions. The Lions offered him a long-term position in their player personnel department, but Hawkins turned them down, intent on pursuing a playing career.

Played WR and DB in college, becoming Toledo’s first two-way player in 40-plus years.

Seasonal Reviews:

2015: Started all eight games played at WR...Totaled 27 catches for 276 yards...Placed on injured reserve (concussion), Dec. 23…(10/11) at Bal.: In 33-30 OT win in division opener, totaled seven catches for 49 yards...Hauled in reception for two-point conversion that gave Cleveland 30-27 lead with 3:03 left in regulation.

2014: Led Browns and posted career highs in receptions (63) and receiving yards (824)...Added two touchdown catches…Started all 15 games played...(9/14) vs. NO: During 26-24 victory, tied team high with six catches for  70 yards...With 13 seconds remaining, hauled in 28-yard catch that placed Browns at 11-yard line to set up game-winning FG...(10/19) at Jax.: Registered a career-best 112 receiving yards on five catches, including a career-long 65-yard reception...(10/26) vs. Oak.: During 23-13 win, posted a team-best seven receptions for a game-high 88 yards, including 4-yard TD, his first with Browns.

2013: Missed the first eight games with an ankle injury suffered during training camp…Played in the final eight games…Finished with 12 receptions for 199 yards and a team-best 16.6-yard average per reception…(12/1) at S.D.: Caught three passes for 65 yards, including a long of 50 yards…(12/29) vs. Bal.: Recorded three receptions for a season-high 74 yards.

2012: Played in 14 games with two starts…Finished third on the team with 51 receptions and 533 yards receiving…Rushed for 30 yards on six carries…(9/10) at Bal.: Led the team with a career-high eight receptions for 86 yards…(9/16) vs. Cle.: Caught two passes for 56 yards, including his first career NFL TD, a 56-yard pass from Andy Dalton…(9/23) at Was.: Finished with two catches for 66 yards and a TD…(11/11) vs. NYG: Hauled in three receptions for 16 yards and a TD…(12/9) vs. Dal.: Led the team with six receptions for 44 yards, including an 8-yard TD.

2011: Played in 13 games…Totaled 23 receptions for 263 yards…Added five rushes for 25 yards and five tackles on special teams…Spent the first two weeks on the Bengals’ practice squad and was inactive in Week 3…(10/3) vs. Buf.: Made NFL debut…Caught two passes for 45 yards.

CFL: Played with the Montreal Alouettes from 2009-10 and helped the team capture consecutive Grey Cup championships…Played under current Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman. 

College: Played four seasons (2004-07) at Toledo…Appeared in 37 games as a WR and CB…Totaled 67 receptions for 634 yards and five TDs (four receiving, one rushing)…Added two forced fumbles, one blocked punt and 21 tackles…Became Toledo’s first two-way player in 40-plus years…Earned a degree in business management…Enrolled at Columbia University master’s degree program in 2016, completed work towards a sports management degree.

Personal: Given name Andrew Austin Wyatt Hawkins…Nickname is Hawk…Native of Johnstown, Pa…Married, Kisha, and has a son, Austin, and twin daughters, Aubree Rae and Autumn…Brother, Artrell, was a second-round draft pick by Cincinnati in 1998 and was a S with the Bengals (1998-03), Panthers (2004) and Patriots (2005-06)...Father, Artrell Sr., signed with Pittsburgh as an undrafted free agent in 1981, but never appeared in a game…Currently is pursuing his master’s degree in sports management from Columbia University…Held several odd jobs after college, including working at a wind turbine factory and as a caddy at a country club…Also interned as a scout with the Detroit Lions and served as a graduate assistant coach at Toledo…High School: Attended Bishop McCort High School…Named second-team all-state as a DB and earned all-conference honors as a RB...Community Involvement: Hosted a holiday takeover the past two seasons, purchasing presents for Cleveland students and donated $10,000 for a computer lab…Volunteered at the Cleveland Food Bank and donated turkeys for families in need during Thanksgiving…Hobbies/Interests: Avid rugby fan…Finished runner up on the reality TV show 4th and Long hosted by Michael Irvin that aired on Spike in 2009…Appeared as an extra in the 2011 George Clooney film, Ides of March…Enjoys filming skits with his son for social media, with several videos going viral in 2014 and 2015.

 

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