A two-year player from Northwest Community College (Miss.) ... played in 25 career games with 24 starts (all at left tackle) ... started the last 18 games of his career (third most on the offense at the end of 2013) ... a 2013 first team All-Big 12 pick by the San Antonio Express-News ... earned 2013 second team all-league honors from the AP, coaches and Athlon ... selected to play in the 2014 Medal of Honor Bowl and East-West Shrine game ... 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.
Started in all 13 games at left tackle ... earned first team All-Big 12 honors from the San Antonio Express-News and second team accolades from the AP, coaches and Athlon ... a member of the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... helped the offense rank 36th nationally in rushing (196.2 yards per game) and aided the offensive line in surrendering just 16 sacks (1.3 pg) which ranked tied for 17th fewest in the FBS ... helped the Longhorns set a school record with 715 total yards, including 359 on the ground and 356 in the air, against New Mexico State ... Horns did not allow a sack and averaged 8.5 yards per rush vs. the Aggie defense ... aided the offense in posting 452 total yards, including 227 on the ground, vs. Kansas State ... total yards were most in 14 all-time meeting with the Wildcats ... received the Bevo Beast award (most productive o-lineman) from the coaching staff after K-State game ... helped the offense post 445 total yards, including 255 rushing, and not allow a sack against Oklahoma ... it was the fourth-best total offense output against the Sooners on series record and came against a defense ranked No. 9 in the FBS, allowing just 281.6 yards per game ... aided the offense in posting 415 yards of offense, including 187 on the ground, vs. TCU which came into the game ranked No. 19 nationally in total defense and rated first in the Big 12 in rushing defense ... helped the offense gain 418 total yards, including 221 on the ground, vs. Kansas .... helped the offense post 435 total yards and surrender just one sack in 49 pass attempts vs. West Virginia ... helped enable the offense to register 463 total yards, including 281 rushing, and produce seven scoring drives against Texas Tech.
Played in 12 games at left tackle, including 11 starts ... also saw time as a reserve vs. Kansas after missing the Baylor game ... helped UT post the 23rd-best scoring offense in the FBS (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 UT 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 (ankle injury) ... enabled the offense in posting 427 yards vs. Texas Tech, its seventh game of the year 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 through the air, in the Alamo Bowl against Oregon State.
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.
Born in Memphis, Tenn. ... majored in health, physical education and recreation at NWCC ... made the high school honor roll ... graduated in December, 2013 with a degree in applied learning and development/youth and community studies.
05/13/2014 - Eagles Sign 15 Rookie Free Agents: Donald Hawkins, G - Texas...A 2013 AP second-team all-league honoree, G Donald Hawkins started in 24 of his 25 career games as a two-year contributor on the offensive line at Texas. Prior to his time in Austin, TX, he was a NJCAA first-team All-American at Northwest Community College. As a senior captain at Rosa Fort HS (MS), Hawkins was a two-time all-district honoree that helped his team become co-district champions. - PhiladelphiaEagles.com