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Lynx Hawthorne 7

Lynx  Hawthorne


Refugio, Texas

High School:
Refugio HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205




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Fourth-year junior... Speedy veteran of special teams and experienced receiver and returner, listed No. 1 at inside receiver position exiting spring drills... Also set to take over primary holding duties for placekicks in 2015... 2011 MaxPreps Small School All-American... Timed at 4.46 in 40-yard dash... Named to 2014 Academic All-Big 12 second team... Four-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection... Traveled to Brazil for mission trip with Baylor student-athletes in May 2015.

2014 (Sophomore): Played in nine of 13 games, with three starts, as sophomore for Big 12 champions... Totaled 165 yards and two TDs on 14 catches, and averaged 24.0 yards on eight kickoffs on season... Named to 2014 Academic All-Big 12 second team and selected to spring 2015 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Made 13 of 14 receptions in season's first four games (including three starts), had one catch over final five games played... Started three of first four games due to injury to Levi Norwood... Made first career start in season-opening win over SMU, had three catches for 22 yards... Had two receptions for nine yards and two kickoff returns, including team's longest of season (37-yarder) in win over Northwestern State in second game... Broke out in second start, posted career-highs of receptions (seven), yards (123) and TDs (two) in win at Buffalo in third game... Caught first career TD, 18-yard pass from Bryce Petty in third quarter, and had 37-yard score hookup with Seth Russell in fourth quarter... Also started in win at Iowa State in fourth game, had 10-yard reception and 20-yard kick return... Averaged 21.7 yards on three kick returns in epic 61-58 comeback win over No. 9 TCU in sixth game... Had two kickoff returns for 38 yards at West Virginia in seventh game... Did not play over final four games (coaches decision).

2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in six of 13 games as redshirt freshman, as reserve receiver and on special teams... Earned first collegiate letter... Totaled two receptions for 14 yards on season, also had one tackle... Selected to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in fall 2013 and spring 2014... Played in season's first four games and in seven of first eight, did not play in final six games (coach's decision)... Made collegiate debut in season-opening win over Wofford, had one seven-yard catch... Also made seven-yard reception in win over Buffalo in second game.

2012 (True Freshman): Sat out first season at Baylor and participated on practice squad, redshirted to retain eligibility... Selected to fall 2012 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

High School: Versatile three-sport star from Refugio (Texas) High School, all-state receiver and punter... Graduated early from RHS to enroll at Baylor in January 2012 and participate in spring drills... Played for head coach Steve Heryford as senior at Refugio, played previously for father Kent Hawthorne, former head coach at Weimer (Texas) High School... Named 2011 MaxPreps U.S. Air Force Small Schools All-American... Rated nation's No. 92 athlete by and No. 139 receiver by Ranked state's 5th-best wide receiver by 2011 Postseason Dave Campbell's Texas Football... Listed 2011 second-team All-Texas by same publication... Named first-team Class 2A All-State receiver as senior... Compiled school records of 72 receptions for 1,786 yards and 25 touchdowns as senior in 2011, yardage ranked second in state in 2A... Also ran for 50 yards and one TD on five carries... Earned 2011 DII Region III & IV Player of Year and 2011 District 16-2A Player of Year honors... Named 2011 All-South Texas by Corpus Christi Caller-Times... Played quarterback and punter as junior at Weimer High School... Threw for 1,270 yards on 89-of-156 passing with 11 TDs, also ran for 1,213 yards and 14 TDs on 118 carries in 2010... Named 2010 honorable mention Class 2A All-State as punter... Totaled 155 rushing yards and one TD on 15 carries as sophomore in 2009... Also lettered in basketball and track.

Personal: Son of Kent and Chris Hawthorne... Full name is Lynx Gunner Hawthorne... Born Sept. 17, 1992, in Odessa, Texas... Majoring in health, kinesiology and leisure studies.... Older brother Brixx played quarterback at Mary Hardin-Baylor.

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