2018 NFL Draft

Terry Hawthorne, CB

School: Illinois  |  Conference: BIG10
Hometown: East St. Louis, IL
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 195 lbs.
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03/08/2013 - 2013 Illinois Pro Day: Representatives from 27 NFL teams gathered at Illinois' pro day, where 15 players worked out. Terry Hawthorne, CB - He weighed in at 192 pounds. He ran the short shuttle in 4.20 seconds and the three-cone drill in 4.83 seconds. Otherwise, he kept his numbers from the combine. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

01/15/2013 - EAST WEST SHRINE GAME - MONDAY PRACTICE: Illinois cornerback Terry Hawthorne didn't have quite the senior season many expected, but his draft stock could be on the upswing this week, especially after a strong first day of practice. He showed a fluid backpedal and swivel hips while staying low in his transition, something that isn't easy for most cornerbacks over six-feet tall. Hawthorne has the footwork to quickly adjust and flashed the physical nature needed to play the position at the next level. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

12/03/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (MEDIA): Terry Hawthorne, Illinois, has been selected Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. Hawthorne led the team with seven passes defended, giving him 23 for his career, which is good for eighth in UI history. - Illinois football

10/15/2012 - CB Terry Hawthorne had to be taken off the field in week six in an ambulance and subsequently taken to the hospital. The senior was in a collision with Wisconsin's Derek Watt and was flagged for a personal foul on the play. He has 16 tackles and leads the team in pass breakups this year. Hawthorne has a concussion and is questionable to return in week nine. - College Injury Report

10/08/2012 - Senior cornerback Terry Hawthorne apparently was not injured seriously despite being taken off the field in an ambulance after he got drilled tackling Badger fullback Derek Watt on a third-quarter pass play. ??????Great news for Terry,'' Beckman said. ??????The CT scan was negative. He will be on the flight home with us.'' Hawthorne received a 15-yard penalty on the play. - Herb Gould, The Chicago Sun Times

09/08/2012 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: This crew appears to be good enough to win games as long as the offense and special teams doesn't stick them with short fields due to turnovers and other mistakes. While Arizona State's offense figures to be much more well-rounded than Western Michigan, the rushline of Michael Buchanan, Akeem Spence and Glenn Foster is light years ahead of the guys Northern Arizona was running at the Sun Devils last week. The back seven is no joke, either, with a couple of future NFL guys there in LB Jonathan Brown and CB Terry Hawthorne. - The Sports Xchange

07/31/2012 - Top-five Illinois prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 2. CB Terry Hawthorne...Illinois' top playmaker isn't on offense or defense, he's on both. Hawthorne, who was an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention pick at cornerback last season, will also see some reps on offense as the Illini attempt to replace first round receiver A.J. Jenkins and his 90 catches from last season. While NFL scouts will love his willingness to play on both sides of the ball, they'll be looking at him mainly as a cornerback for the next level, a cornerback who has top-50 potential. An Illinois-native, Hawthorne was a four-star CB/WR recruit out of a high school, choosing the Illini over Oklahoma, Missouri and a host of other scholarship offers. He moved full-time to defense as a true freshman in 2009 (five starts) and recorded 30 tackles and his first interception, which he also returned for a score. Hawthorne battled an injury as a sophomore and made only one start, but returned last season as a junior and started 11 games at cornerback, finishing with 60 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, eight pass break-ups and a team-best three interceptions (one returned for a touchdown in the bowl game). He doesn't have great size, but his speed and ballhawking ability is top-shelf, flashing the awareness and natural feel teams seek in defensive backs. In April, former Illinois' defensive back Tavon Wilson was a surprise second round pick by the New England Patriots. And just like Wilson, Hawthorne isn't a well-known name, but don't be shocked when he's an early round draft pick. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com