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. 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.
|Born:||March 22, 1944|
Newark, New Jersey
|Died:||October 9, 2017 (aged 73)|
Belmar, New Jersey
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|AFL draft||1966 / Round: 5 / Pick: 38|
(By the New York Jets)
|NFL draft||1966 / Round: 3 / Pick: 36|
|1975||Philadelphia Bell (WFL)|
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The English language surname Hawkins originated in the 11th century in Kent, England. Its meaning comes from the word "hawking", meaning "falconry". Hawkins may have evolved to the variant "Haughan" or "O'haughan" due to migration of peoples to Ireland during the Civil War in the 16th century. It is rare as a given name.