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#1 Travis Hawkins
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rockville, Md.
High School: Quince Orchard
Major: Criminal Justice
Experience: 2 Letters
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At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad as a senior following transfer from Maryland • one of the top cornerbacks in the Colonial Athletic Association • teams with senior Jake Giusti as the only two returning starters in Delaware secondary • dual threat as a defender and a kick returner • outstanding athlete with great coverage skills and outstanding speed for returns • has played in 21 career games at Delaware with 19 starts and recorded 102 tackles (77 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss, 12 pass breakups, and four interceptions • as a kick returner has brought back 30 kicks for 753 yards and a 25.1 yard average (No. 5 all-time at Delaware) with one touchdown • had two pass breakups in the Blue-White spring game • serves as one of 16 members of the UD football team's Leadership Council. 

2012 Season: Earned second letter for Blue Hens as a second-year starter at cornerback and as a kick returner • ranked seventh on the team in tackles with 50 stops, including 36 solo stops • also had 1.5 tackles for loss and broke up three passes • handled kickoff returns once again, sharing duties with Michael Johnson • returned 12 kicks for 256 yards and 21.3-yard average • matched a career-high with 10 tackles vs. Richmond late in season • also recorded seven stops vs. Delaware State, six each against West Chester and Bucknell, and five against Rhode Island and Villanova • owner of one of the most exciting plays of the season when he picked up a blocked field goal vs. William & Mary and sprinted 90 yards for a touchdown • play broke the previous NCAA FCS record of 89 yards set in 1982 by Western Illinois’ Pat Bayers vs. Youngstown State • returned a season-long kick for 33 yards vs. New Hampshire • registered three tackles and two interceptions in 2012 Blue-White spring game • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler.

2011 Season: Made huge impact on defense and special teams in first season at Delaware after transfer from Maryland • named second team All-Colonial Athletic Association as a cornerback • started all 11 games for the Blue Hens at cornerback and was team's top kickoff returner • ranked third on the team with 52 total tackles, including 41 solo stops • led team with nine pass breakups • ranked No. 11 in the nation in kickoff return avg., No. 15 in passes defended (13), and No. 23 in interceptions (four) • had season-best 10 tackles vs. Massachusetts • also had eight stops vs. Towson and six vs. Old Dominion • ranked No. 2 on the team with four interceptions for 29 yards • had all four interceptions over final seven games of the season, picking off passes vs. Maine, William & Mary, Rhode Island, and Richmond • returned 18 kickoffs for 497 yards to lead the team with a 27.6 yard average • had four kick returns for 117 yards vs. Old Dominion • returned a kick 86 yards for a touchdown in 35-30 win over CA champion Towson • returned one kickoff for 61 yards in final game of the season vs. Villanova • named CAA Special Teams Player of the Week and Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week for performance against Towson • earned one of three UD Strength & Conditioning Hair on Fire Awards for 2011-12 for showing the most intensity in drills • team went 7-4 under Keeler.

At Maryland: Two-year member of the squad under head coach Ralph Friedgen.

2010 Season: Moved into the lineup as a redshirt freshman and played in eight games as a backup and special teams player • recorded two tackles on special teams • team that went 9-4 and defeated East Carolina in the Military Bowl under Friedgen.

2009 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility at Maryland • team went 2-10 under Friedgen.

High School: Played cornerback, quarterback, running back, and wide receiver at Quince Orchard High School for head coach Dave Mencarini • three-year starter who earned All-State honors as a senior • ranked No. 9 in SuperPrep’s Mid-Atlantic 54 • rated the 12th-best cornerback in the nation according to Scout • rated the fifth-best player in Maryland and the 22nd-best cornerback nationally by Rivals • No. 196 in the Rivals 250, which ranks the top overall players nationwide for the class of 2009 • recorded 25 tackles and two interceptions as a senior in 2008 • accounted for 11 touchdowns on offense as Quince Orchard (10-2) advanced to the 4A West finals • invited to participate in the Under Armour All-American game • had 42 tackles on defense and more than 1,100 yards of total offense as a junior in 2007 in helping the Cougars claim the 4A state championship • honor roll student • also recruited by West Virginia, Florida and Oregon.

Personal: Travis Lamont Hawkins • born Feb. 18, 1991 • son of Cheryl Hawkins and Thomas Addison • criminal justice major at Delaware • would like to become an FBI agent after graduation • youngest of four children • calls Hall of Famer Deion Sanders his biggest influence in football.

Career Statistics at Delaware

Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo) TFL-Yards Sacks-Yards PB Int. FR/FF
2012 10/8 50 (36) 1.5-6 0-0 3 0 0/0
2011 11/11 52 (41) 2.0-3 0-0 9 4 0/0
Totals 21/19 102 (77) 3.5-9 0-0 12 4 0/0

Career-High Tackles: 10 vs. Massachusetts, 2011; 10 vs. Richmond, 2012

Year GP/GS Kickoff Returns Yards Avg. TD Long
2012 10/8 12 256 21.3 0 33
2011 11/11 18 497 27.6 1 86
Totals 21/19 30 753 25.1 1 86
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