57 Jordan Hawkins
57 Jordan Hawkins
Height: 6-1
Weight: 295
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
High School: Wolfson
Position: NT

2014 — Earned playing time in all 12 games and starts in nine contests...credited with 20 tackles and pass breakup...started the first two games and final eight contests...garnered a season high four tackles versus The Citadel...had three-tackle outings against Mercer (25-20 win), Western Carolina, and VMI.  2013 — Headlined a contingent of nine true freshmen to see action for Furman...proved to be a major factor in Furman’s run to an 8-6 record, Southern Conference championship, and NCAA FCS playoff appearance, registering playing time in 13 of the Paladins’ 14 games and starts at defensive tackle in the final 12 contests — the most of any true freshman...team finished ranked 21st in final FCS Coaches Poll...early promotion into the starting lineup was solidified by season ending knee injury sustained by Shawn Boone and overall lack of depth along the defensive front...turned in excellent play, notching 22 tackles, three tackles for-loss, a sack, and a forced fumble...had a pair of season best four-tackle performances against Presbyterian (21-20 win) and Georgia Southern (16-14 win)...notched three stops, including a sack, and forced fumble versus Chattanooga...tallied three tackles and a tackle for-loss versus Wofford (27-14 win) in Furman’s SoCon title clinching triumph.

High School: 2013 graduate of Wolfson (6A) High School...football coach was Walter Williams...saw action at defensive tackle, defensive end, fullback, offensive guard, and middle linebacker during his prep career...Rivals.com 2-star/Scout.com 2-star...registered 70 tackles,including eight sacks, and two fumble recoveries in 2012...totaled 20 career sacks...two-time all-district selection...added third team All-First Coast honors as a senior...twice named Wolfson’s Best Defensive Lineman.

Personal:  Full name is Jordan Romel Hawkins...born October 24, 1994, in Cocoa, Florida...son of Stracey and Mervyn Charles...has two sisters, Mia Charles and Venetia...business administration major.