Lavelle Hawkins

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Lavelle Hawkins
No. 87, 10
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1986-07-12) July 12, 1986 (age 33)
Stockton, California
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Edison (Stockton, California)
NFL Draft:2008 / Round: 4 / Pick: 126
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:1-Week Injured List
CFL status:International
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:771
Receiving average:10.9
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Lavelle Lamar Hawkins (born July 12, 1986) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round (126th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at California.[citation needed] He is currently the wide receivers coach/director of football operations at his alma mater, Edison High School in Stockton, California.

Early years[edit]

He played high school football at Edison High School in Stockton, California. He originally committed to LSU. As a freshman in 2004, he transferred after one game to City College in San Francisco. As a sophomore, he transferred to California.[citation needed]

Professional career[edit]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

The Tennessee Titans selected Hawkins with the 126th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He is notable for being the player the Titans selected with the pick they acquired in the Pacman Jones trade, as well as being the only wide receiver the Titans selected in the 2008 NFL Draft.[citation needed]

During five seasons with the Titans, Hawkins caught 71 receptions for 771 yards. His most productive season was in 2011 when he played in all 16 games and caught 47 passes for 470 yards and 1 touchdown.[citation needed]

New England Patriots[edit]

Hawkins was signed by the New England Patriots to a 2-year deal on May 9, 2013.[1] On July 31, 2013, Hawkins was released.[2]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On August 2, 2013, Hawkins signed with the San Francisco 49ers.[3] Despite a productive preseason, he was released during the final round of roster cuts on August 31, 2013.[4]

San Diego Chargers[edit]

On October 1, 2013, Hawkins signed with the San Diego Chargers.[5] Hawkins appeared in four games as a kick returner.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On April 7, 2014, Hawkins signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[6] Hawkins was released by the Buccaneers on August 20, 2014.[7]

BC Lions[edit]

On March 24, 2015, Hawkins signed with the BC Lions,[8] reuniting with his former university coach Jeff Tedford. He left the team during training camp on June 6, 2016 to become a firefighter.[9][10]


Hawkins is a cousin of former New Orleans Saints running back Lynell Hamilton.


  1. ^ "Patriots sign free agent WR Lavelle Hawkins". May 9, 2013.
  2. ^ "Patriots release WR Perez Ashford, WR Lavelle Hawkins and OL Nick McDonald". July 31, 2013.
  3. ^ "49ers Sign WRs Collie, Hawkins". August 2, 2013.
  4. ^ Branch, Eric (August 31, 2013). "Cut-down day: 49ers' transaction tracker".
  5. ^ Alper, Josh (October 1, 2013). "Chargers add Lavelle Hawkins".
  6. ^ Katzowitz, Josh (April 7, 2014). "Buccaneers sign SS Major Wright, WR Lavelle Hawkins".
  8. ^ Cartmell, Jamie (March 24, 2015). "LIONS INK FORMER NFLER LAVELLE HAWKINS".
  9. ^ Hawkins leaves Lions' training camp
  10. ^ MacIntyre, Iain (June 6, 2016). "Iain MacIntyre: Lions' Lavelle Hawkins chooses firefighting over football". Retrieved June 16, 2016.

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