Wayne Hawkins

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.

Wayne Hawkins
No. 65
Position:Offensive guard
Personal information
Born:June 17, 1938 (age 80)
Jordan, Montana
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
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


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.

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.

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


  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

  • Flores, Tom and Fulks, Matt. "Tales from the Oakland Raiders Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Raiders Stories Ever Told". Skyhorse Publishing Inc., December 5, 2012.
1959 Pacific Tigers football team

The 1959 Pacific Tigers football team represented the College of the Pacific during the 1959 NCAA University Division football season.

Pacific competed as an independent in 1959. They played home games in Pacific Memorial Stadium in Stockton, California. In their seventh season under head coach Jack Myers, the Tigers finished with a record of five wins and four losses (5–4). For the season they outscored their opponents 132–117.

1960 American Football League draft

The 1960 American Football League draft was held on November 22–23, 1959, in Minneapolis, shortly after the organization of the league, and lasted 33 rounds. An additional draft of 20 rounds was held by the AFL on December 2.

1961 All-AFL Team

The 1961 American Football League All-League Team was selected after the 1961 American Football League (AFL) season by five separate entities: current AFL players, the Associated Press (AP), United Press International (UPI), New York Daily News (NY), and The Sporting News (SN), and was published by The Sporting News. Each selector chose a first team at each position and second team at select positions.

1961 Oakland Raiders season

The 1961 Oakland Raiders season was the team's second in the American Football League.

The Raiders tried to improve on their 6–8 record from 1960. The team failed to do so and finished last in the AFL West with a 2–12 record.

The team was based out of Oakland, but they played their home games at San Francisco's Candlestick Park.

The Raiders set an AFL record in 1961, posting a point differential of negative-221. The Raiders surrendered 36 rushing touchdowns, a pro football record.

1969 Oakland Raiders season

The 1969 Oakland Raiders season was the team's tenth as a franchise, and tenth in both Oakland and the American Football League. The campaign saw the team attempt to improve upon its 12–2 record from 1968. The season is notable for being the Raiders' last in the AFL (they would, along with all the other AFL teams, join the NFL in 1970).

The Raiders stormed to a 12–1–1 record in 1969. They led the league in wins for a third consecutive season; in doing so, they posted a staggering 37–4–1 record over their final three years of AFL play. The season would end with an upset loss to the eventual Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs in the 1969 AFL Championship Game.

Additionally, the season marked the debut of Hall-of-Fame head coach John Madden. Madden would lead the Raiders to seven division titles, seven AFL/AFC Championship Games, and a Super Bowl championship before leaving in 1978. He would post a 112–39–7 regular season record over this span.

1992 NFL Draft

The 1992 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 26–27, 1992, at the Marriot Marquis in New York City, New York. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

The 1992 draft was notable because for the first time since 1958 one team, the Indianapolis Colts, held the first two overall picks. Neither made a major impact in the league, and the 1992 draft in retrospect is considered one of the worst in league history. It is the only draft since 1960 to produce no Pro Football Hall of Famers. It was also the final NFL Draft featuring twelve rounds of selections; the league would reduce the rounds to eight the following season, and then seven the year after that, where it has remained since.

1992 New England Patriots season

The 1992 New England Patriots season was the team’s 33rd year, and 23rd in the National Football League. The Patriots finished the season with a record of two wins and fourteen losses, and finished last in the AFC East Division after finishing 6-10 the previous season.

The Patriots' two wins in weeks eleven and twelve of the 1992 season were preceded by an 0–9 start, and followed with a five-game losing streak to end the season. They received the first overall pick in the following year's draft.

This was the first season where the team was owned by James Orthwein, who bought the team from previous owner Victor Kiam to settle a debt, and the last to have Dick MacPherson as head coach after a two-year tenure. It was also the last season to feature the Patriots' original colors and logo on their primary uniforms, which were overhauled for the following season.

Bob Svihus

Robert Craig Svihus (born June 21, 1943) is a former American football offensive tackle in the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League (NFL) for the Oakland Raiders and New York Jets. He played college football at the University of Southern California

Bruce Wayne Hawkins

Bruce Wayne Hawkins (13 April 1954) is an American linguist who studied and taught the science of cognition and self-inquiry.

He promotes a new shift in the cognitive paradigm, including an explicit study of rational, experiential truths. Hawkins earned his PhD in linguistics at the University of California in San Diego in 1984. From 1987 to 2009 he was a professor in the English Department at Illinois State University.

His most significant academic contributions appear in a pair of volumes of Language and Ideology in which he primarily edited. Following traditional tenets of general semantics, he combined theory and practice in his classroom instruction and systematically built effectual and affective roadmaps to self-analysis. He specifically trained undergraduates to separate highly charged linguistic environments from their higher cognitive functioning. The overarching goal was based on developing one into a more rational, self-regulated individual. His scientific theories are based on the established research of cognitive science and the more specific discipline of general semantics.

Cognitive semantics

Cognitive semantics is part of the cognitive linguistics movement. Semantics is the study of linguistic meaning. Cognitive semantics holds that language is part of a more general human cognitive ability, and can therefore only describe the world as people conceive of it. It is implicit that different linguistic communities conceive of simple things and processes in the world differently (different cultures), not necessarily some difference between a person's conceptual world and the real world (wrong beliefs).

The main tenets of cognitive semantics are:

That grammar manifests a conception of the world held in a culture;

That knowledge of language is acquired and contextual;

That the ability to use language draws upon general cognitive resources and not a special language module.As part of the field of cognitive linguistics, the cognitive semantics approach rejects the traditional separation of linguistics into phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, etc. Instead, it divides semantics into meaning-construction and knowledge representation. Therefore, cognitive semantics studies much of the area traditionally devoted to pragmatics as well as semantics.

The techniques native to cognitive semantics are typically used in lexical studies such as those put forth by Leonard Talmy, George Lakoff, Dirk Geeraerts, and Bruce Wayne Hawkins. Some cognitive semantic frameworks, such as that developed by Talmy, take into account syntactic structures as well.

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List of American Football League players

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The codenames listed under Character are those used during the time frame of the particular iteration. Characters with more than one codename for that period have them listed chronologically and separated by a slash (/). Bolded names in the most recent iteration published are the current team members. First appearance is the place where the character first appeared as a member of a particular iteration. It is not necessarily the first appearance of the character in print, nor the story depicting how the character joined the team.

All information is listed in publication order first, then alphabetical.

List of Pacific Tigers in the NFL Draft

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Lodestone appeared in her first live adaptation on the first season of the Doom Patrol television series for the new DC streaming service played by Lesa Wilson.

The Seekers (1954 film)

The Seekers (released in the United States as Land of Fury) is a 1954 British adventure film produced by the Universal-International studio syndicate from Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, directed by Ken Annakin. It starred Jack Hawkins, Glynis Johns, Noel Purcell, and Kenneth Williams.

It was the first major international studio film shot in New Zealand. The film was adapted from the novel "The Seekers" by New Zealander John Guthrie (real name John Brodie).

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