In addition to hosting the Monday and Tuesday morning editions of SportsCenter on Snapchat during the NFL season, Hawkins will continue to co-host Operation Football with Randy Scott and Field Yates on ESPN Radio on NFL Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. ET. Hawkins also will contribute to various ESPN shows, including NFL Live, SportsCenter, The Will Cain Show, First Take, and more.
“Hawk has a unique style that connects with sports fans in a genuine way,” said Glenn Jacobs, Vice President, Social Content/Original Digital Shows. “He has added to the success of SportsCenter on Snapchat and Operation Football, and we look forward to his continued contributions across our various platforms.”
Hawkins was an NFL wide receiver for six seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns, following two years in the CFL. After going undrafted out of the University of Toledo, Hawkins worked as a volunteer assistant coach at Toledo and a scouting intern for the Detroit Lions before competing as a contestant on Michael Irvin’s football reality show 4th and Long. Hawkins finished as the runner-up on the show, but soon after secured a roster spot with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL.
Hawkins is the father of three children with his wife Markisha. During his NFL off seasons, he earned a master’s degree in sports management from Columbia Business School.
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