A.J. Hawkins

Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 310
College: Mississippi
Birth Place: Lithonia, Georgia
  • The Cheat Sheet

    NFL Rumors: 8 Potential Landing Spots for Jimmy Garoppolo in 2017

    The New England Patriots took a lot of heat when they selected former Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round (No. 62 overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. The Pats already had the greatest quarterback (and player) in the history of the NFL on their roster, and they were coming off of a loss to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game, which exposed several weaknesses. Now, almost three years later, the decision appeared to be yet another brilliant draft day move by the greatest coach in NFL history, Bill Belichick.

  • ABC News4 hours ago

    How often have athletes snubbed the White House?

    The routine is familiar. The president makes a few bad jokes. The championship-winning team presents the leader of the free world with a personalized jersey. Everyone smiles for the cameras. Nothing political about that, right? Not exactly. In a divided nation, everything is political. While presidents have been snubbed before, six players from the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots took it to another level by preemptively turning down an expected invitation from President Trump. Rest assured, they won't be the last to mix sports and politics. "The balance of power in professional sports now rests more with the performers than the owners," said Stephen Mosher, a professor of sports management

  • One Hall of Fame voter sheds light on why Terrell Owens didn't make it in
    CBS Sports

    One Hall of Fame voter sheds light on why Terrell Owens didn't make it in

    A year ago, when Terrell Owens wasn’t voted into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, controversy erupted. As our Will Brinson wrote at the time, it was “a little ridiculous for Owens not to be in the Hall of Fame right away” considering he’s ranked near the top in every receiving category. So, imagine the controversy when Owens didn’t get enough votes -- again -- to be inducted this year.  The backlash has been substantial. Owens, himself, called it a “flawed process” in the immediate aftermath. And he hasn’t slowed down since, saying in the past week alone that he “lost all respect” for the Hall of Fame process and that he’s better than Hall of Famer Cris Carter. If Owens is looking