Bears have had at least eight honorees every year since 2004.
Senior WR recognized for work in the community.
Sophomore rushed for three touchdowns and a bowl-record 299 yards.
Johnny Jefferson rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown.
Bears have school-record 13 first-team honorees.
The Bears defeat Iowa State, on October 1, 2016.
Versatile five-year senior... Speedy veteran (39 career games played with experience at receiver, returner and quarterback... Played prominent role in final games of 2015 season, utilized as quarterback (former prep QB) due to injuries at position... Former 2012 early enrollee, participated in fifth spring drills in 2016... 2011 MaxPreps Small School All-American... Nominated for 2016 Allstate AFCA Good Works team... Three-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree... Four-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection... Traveled to Brazil for mission trips with Baylor student-athletes in May 2015 and May 2016... Graduated in December 2015 with degree in Health, Kinesiology and Leisure Studies.
2016 (Senior): Played in 11 of 13 games with three starts as inside receiver... Totaled six catches for 106 yards, along with five rushes for seven yards... Named to 2016 Academic All-Big 12 second team... Came off bench to make one catch for career-long 45 yards in season-opening win over Northwestern State... Had season-best three catches for 19 yards as starter vs. SMU in second game... Earned second start at Iowa State in fifth game and had one rush for 14 yards... Had two catches for season-high 42 yards and rushed once for 5 yards vs. Kansas... Started and had season's only kickoff return for 16 yards vs. TCU...Recorded final stat (one rush for -7 yds) vs. Kansas State in 10th game... Played, but did not record any stats against Rice, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech or Boise State... Did not play at Oklahoma or at West Virginia.
2015 (Junior): Played all 13 games as multi-purpose athlete on offense and special teams as junior... Receiver, primary punt returner and took snaps at quarterback late in season following injuries at position... Totaled 10 catches for 95 yards and TD, ran for 129 yards and two TDs on 17 rushes, completed 11 of 23 passes for 66 yards, returned 10 punts for 50 yards on season... Named to 2015 Academic All-Big 12 second team... Made nine of 10 receptions (and only TD) of season during first five games, began meeting with quarterbacks and taking practice snaps over final three games of season... Had season-high four catches for 23 yards in win over Lamar in second game... Caught 22-yard touchdown from Seth Russell in third quarter of win over Rice in third game... Had two receptions for 23 yards and season-high three punt returns for 33 yards in win at Kansas in fifth game... Took snaps during practice prior to 11th game (TCU) following injuries at QB position... Filled in as emergency quarterback vs. Texas in 12th game after starter (and fellow former receiver) Chris Johnson left game in first quarter due to injury... Made highlight-reel diving TD in fourth quarter vs. UT, finished with 66 yards and score on ground, 10-for-22 passing for 64 yards and two interceptions... Took snaps at QB in win over No. 10 North Carolina in Russell Athletic Bowl, ran for 63 yards and TD (including 37-yarder) and completed only pass for two yards.
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 ESPN.com and No. 139 receiver by Scout.com... 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... Graduated in December 2015 in health, kinesiology and leisure studies.... Older brother Brixx played quarterback at Mary Hardin-Baylor.