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... Major is
undeclared... Older brother Brixx played quarterback at Mary Hardin-