Wayne Hawkins

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Wayne Hawkins
No. 65
Position: Offensive guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1938-06-17) June 17, 1938 (age 79)
Place of birth: Jordan, Montana
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
College: Pacific
AFL draft: 1960 / Round: 2
Pick: First Selections
(by the Denver Broncos)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Wayne Allen Hawkins (born June 17, 1938) is a former American football player. He played college football from the University of the Pacific. Drafted as an offensive guard in the American Football League's first draft by the Denver Broncos in their "First Selection Round", he joined the Oakland Raiders through the allocation draft before the start of the first American Football League (AFL) season.

Biography[edit]

Hawkins was born in Jordan, Montana[1] and attended Shasta High School in Redding, California.[2] He played college football at the University of the Pacific.[3] Hawkins was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 1960 American Football League Draft, and is one of only twenty AFL players who were in the AFL for all of the league's 10-year run.[4]

Hawkins started as right guard for the Raiders from the teams' inception in 1960 thru the 1969 AFL season.[5] He played on the Raiders' taxi squad in 1970, and announced his retirement in 1971.[6] He was later voted to the All-Time Raider team.[5] He earned AFL All-Star honors for five straight years beginning in 1963, and was on the 1967 AFL Champion team that competed in Super Bowl II against the Green Bay Packers. He is a member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.[7]

While playing on the 1967 AFL Champion team that competed in Super Bowl II, he played against Jerry Kramer of the Green Bay Packers. Hawkins and Kramer are both from Jordan, Montana and had the same doctor, while their mothers shared a friendship.[citation needed]

In the mid 1980s, Hawkins worked with fellow Oakland alumnae Bob Svihus and Dave Dalby to write the book, Raider: How Offensive Can You Be? A 25-year History of the Oakland Raiders, published by Peninsula Publishing in Monterey, California.[citation needed]

Currently in the real estate investment business, Hawkins is an avid golfer who supports Caring for Kids, an organization which benefits the Monterey Bay Boys & Girls Clubs and the Children's Miracle Network.[8] Each year, a group of retired professional football players, including many greats from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, compete in the Legends Golf Tournament held annually at The Spanish Bay Inn, Pebble Beach, and Spyglass Hill golf.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wayne Allen Hawkins". databaseFotball.com. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Former teacher writes history of Shasta Union High School District". redding.com. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Wayne Hawkins". databaseFotball.com. Archived from the original on October 18, 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ "American Football League Hall of Fame". Official Site of the American Football League Hall of Fame. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Tales from the AFL". Legends Invitational. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ Wayne Hawkins Is Planning To Retire
  7. ^ "OAKLANDRAIDERSAmerican Football LeagueCharter Members". Official Site of the American Football League Hall of Fame. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Legends Invitational" (PDF). Legends Invitational. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Legends Invitational" (PDF). Legends Invitational. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Flores, Tom and Fulks, Matt. "Tales from the Oakland Raiders Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Raiders Stories Ever Told". Skyhorse Publishing Inc., Dec 5, 2012.