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Andrew Hawkins      

Current NFL Analyst for ESPN Radio & Former NFL Wide Receiver

The epitome of perseverance, Andrew Hawkins took a unique path to success. After staring at the University of Toledo and standing only 5’7, Hawkins set out on an improbable odyssey to NFL stardom that included working as a caddy, factory worker, Detroit Lions player personnel intern, starring on SpikeTV reality competition 4th and long, and playing in the Canadian Football League. Three years after his college graduation, Hawkins finally landed a spot in the National Football League, and went on to play seven seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns before retiring from the New England Patriots. Named a team captain while playing for the Browns, Hawkins amassed 250 receptions, 14 touchdowns, and nearly 3,000 yards throughout his professional football career.

Hawkins is equally impressive off of the field and earned a Master’s degree from Columbia University while simultaneously playing in the NFL, graduating with a 4.03 G.P.A in 2017. In the summer of 2018, Hawkins will pursue his PhD in sports business and economics. Hawkins has also made national news for his stances on social justice issues and has been invited to Capitol Hill numerous times to discuss law enforcement and community relations issues with members of Congress. Hawkins hosts ESPN’s new SportsCenter show on Snapchat, Operation Football on ESPN Radio, The ThomaHawk Podcast on Uninterrupted, and is the Director of Business Development for the media, marketing, and entertainment companies of Maverick Carter & LeBron James.


Andrew Hawkins Kicks Off Media Career After Attending NFL Broadcast Boot Camp
The NFL’s annual Broadcast Boot Camp (BBC) has been a launch point for many a media career, but it’s safe to say Andrew Hawkins’ week was like no other in igniting his career trajectory. “It was a wild week last May, as I received my Master’s Degree in Sports Management from Columbia University on Sunday, then took the train to NFL Films in Mt. Laurel (NJ) to start the BBC, flew up to Foxboro on Tuesday to sign with the Patriots, and then flew back for the final days of the BBC,” said the former Browns & Bengals wide receiver.
Morgan Stanley BrandVoice: Andrew Hawkins: Life After The NFL
Recently retired wide receiver Andrew Hawkins visits his alma mater, the University of Toledo, as he looks ahead to his life after the game.

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