12/12/2013 - 2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM: Offensive line Donald Hawkins, Texas, 6-5, 310, Sr., Tunica, Miss.,...Trey Hopkins and Hawkins helped the Longhorns rank 36th nationally in rushing offense (197.6 yards per game) and allow just 14 sacks which ranks tied for 17th fewest in the FBS. - Texas football
12/12/2013 - 2013 ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM (COACHES): OL Donald Hawkins, Texas, Sr., Tunica, Miss./Rosa Fort/Northwest CC...Trey Hopkins and Hawkins have helped the Longhorns rank 36th nationally in rushing offense (197.6 yards per game) and allow just 14 sacks which ranks tied for 17th fewest in the FBS. Hopkins was also a second-team selection by the coaches last season. - Texas football
08/12/2013 - TOP TEXAS PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 4. OT Donald Hawkins (6-5, 310)...Hawkins arrived in Austin in the spring of 2012 and quickly earned the starting left tackle job, starting 11 games protecting the quarterback's blindside last season. He played two seasons at Northwest Community College, where he didn't allow a sack in his 19 starts. Hawkins had offers from Florida, Arkansas and had originally committed to Oklahoma State before deciding Texas was the best opportunity for him to get on the field right away. He stays light on his feet with good lateral quickness and shuffle to protect the edge, doing a nice job squaring up defenders with natural body control and coordination. Hawkins looks comfortable pulling and blocking on the move with the athleticism to get to the second level and clear the road down the field.
He has a narrow base and too often gets caught lunging and whiffing at his targets, falling off balance and struggling to recover. Hawkins utilizes angles well, flashes an aggressive demeanor at the point of attack, but has room to improve his timing off the snap and his overall discipline. While he doesn't have elite height and length for the tackle position, Hawkins showed enough in his first season at the FBS level to catch the eyes of scouts around the NFL. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
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