Ben Hawkins (American football)

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Ben Hawkins
No. 18
Born: (1944-03-22)March 22, 1944
Newark, New Jersey
Died: October 9, 2017(2017-10-09) (aged 73)
Belmar, New Jersey
Career information
Position(s) Wide receiver
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)
College Arizona State
AFL draft 1966 / Round: 5 / Pick: 38
(By the New York Jets)
NFL draft 1966 / Round: 3 / Pick: 36
Career history
As player
1966–1973 Philadelphia Eagles
1974 Cleveland Browns
1975 Philadelphia Bell (WFL)
Career stats

Benjamin Charles Hawkins a.k.a. the "Hawk" (March 22, 1944 – October 9, 2017) was a professional American football wide receiver most notably for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League from 1966 to 1973.[1] He later played for the Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Bell of the World Football League. Hawkins led the NFL in receiving yards while with the Eagles in 1967. He played college football at Arizona State University and was drafted in the third round of the 1966 NFL Draft by the Eagles. Hawkins was also selected in the fifth round of the 1966 AFL Draft by the New York Jets but opted to play in the NFL instead.

Hawkins died on October 9, 2017, at age 73. He is survived by his longtime partner of 38 years, Mary Duggan, and his two children.[1]