| Donald Hawkins
A second-year player from Northwest Community College (Miss.) ... enrolled at Texas in the spring 2012 semester ... entered the 2012 season atop the depth chart at left tackle and remained there throughout the year ... an All-American at NWCC.
Played in 12 games at left tackle, including 11 starts ... also saw time as a reserve vs. Kansas after missing the Baylor game ... helped the Horns post the 23rd-best scoring offense in the country (35.7 ppg) and rank 40th in total yards (434.6 pg), as well as allowing just 4.1 tackles for loss per game (No. 3 in the FBS) and 1.23 sacks (22nd in FBS) ... the offense has also posted at least 400 total yards of offense in nine games ... helped the offense post 436 total yards including 280 rushing, in the win over Wyoming ... aided the passing game in posting 285 yards vs. New Mexico... aided the offense in posting 676 total yards vs. Ole Miss, the second-best output in school history... the offense posted more than 300 rushing (350) and 300 passing yards (326) for the third time in school history and first time in a road game ... aided the offense in posting 440 total yards, including 304 in the air from David Ash ... assisted the offense in posting 404 total yards against West Virginia and allowing Ash to be sacked just once ... earned the Bevo Beast Award from the coaching staff as the most productive lineman ... missed the Baylor game with an ankle injury ... enabled the offense to post 427 yards vs. Texas Tech, its seventh game of the season with an output more than 400 yards ... aided the offense in piling up 609 total yards (tied for 15th in school history), including a career-high 364 passing yards from Ash, vs. Iowa State ... aided the offense in posting 413 total yards vs. Kansas State, including 314 in the air ... helped the offense gain 358 total yards, including 241 yards through the air, in the Alamo Bowl against Oregon State.
Transfer from Northwest Community College (NWCC) ... started all nine games at tackle as a sophomore for NWCC in 2011 ... named 2011 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) First-Team All-America ... tabbed 2011 NJCAA All-Region XXIII ... two-time Region XXIII Lineman of the Year ... earned 2011 Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-State North First Team honors and named Line MVP ... helped NWCC to a 6-3 record, including a 4-2 division record in 2011 ... a key to an offense that averaged 41.6 points per game and 485.4 yards of total offense per game, including 292.6 passing yards per game and 192.9 rushing yards per game ... started all 10 games at tackle as a freshman at Northwest in 2010 ... graded as the team's top pass blocker ... helped the team to a 9-1 record, including a 6-0 division mark, en route to a MACJC North Division Championship, an undefeated regular season, and a NJCAA No. 6 final ranking ... helped the team average 30.6 points per game and 413.6 total yards per game, including a 205.5 rushing yards average and a 208.1 passing yards average ... played multiple positions on the offensive and defensive lines at Rosa Fort High School ... a two-time all-district selection (2008-09) ... named team captain as a senior for a team that finished as co-district champions with a 6-5 record and appeared in the 4A playoffs in 2009 ... named one of the Top 40 players in Mississippi that year ... played defense and recorded 70 tackles, four sacks and two forced fumbles ... helped Rosa Fort to a 7-4 record, including a 5-1 district record, and an appearance in the 3A playoffs as a junior in 2008 ... also lettered in basketball at Rosa Fort.
Began playing football at age 12 ... majored in health, physical education and recreation at NWCC ... born in Memphis, Tenn. ... made the honor roll in high school.
THE HAWKINS FILE
Nickname: Franchise, by my NWCC teammates
During pregame, I like to: Listen to music
If I were to play another sport, it would be: Basketball
After my playing career, I hope to: Coach football
Favorite movie: Comedies
Favorite Sports Movie: Any Given Sunday
Sports hero: Shaquille O'Neal
I came to Texas because: I wanted to be around all of the great talent.