MICHAEL HAWKINS // HURRICANES BASKETBALL
High School: R.L. Turner (Carrollton, TX)
College: The University of Oklahoma
Position: Defensive Back
AFL – Arena Football League
Dallas Desperados (youngest player ever signed to an AFL team)
NFL – National Football League (Over 6 years of NFL experience)
Green Bay Packers
Michael Hawkins was an All American cornerback at R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton, Texas. He also starred on the state record setting varsity track team running a 10.19 in the hundred meters leading to track offers as well. Michael also played on the basketball team playing against the likes of Chris Bosh, Jason Maxell, and Deron Williams. Michael was ranked as the number one rated cornerback in the state, as well as the nation according to ESPN. He was also ranked as the seventh best player nationally. After receiving over 50 division one scholarship offers to play football, Michael chose the University of Oklahoma to pursue his education. While at Oklahoma, he became the first true freshman in Oklahoma football history to return an interception for a touchdown. After one year at Oklahoma, Michael returned to Dallas, Texas, where he participated in an open tryout for the Dallas Desperados of the Arena Football League. Michael was one of two participants signed to the 2004 team out of 450 people, where upon signing with the Dallas Desperados he became the youngest player ever in the AFL.
After competing in the AFL in 2004, Michael was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the 5th round of the 2005 NFL annual draft alongside Aaron Rodgers. He has spent several years in the NFL with such teams as the Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders, and the Minnesota Vikings.
A spectacular athlete, Michael is blessed with a rare combination of athleticism, size, speed, and leaping ability, which makes him extremely dangerous with any type of ball in his hands. Michael has been working with young athletes since 2007 and since he has retired he has committed himself to helping young athletes reach their maximum potential. Michael has help over 20 kids get Division 1 scholarships to major universities. His savvy and unique style of coaching and training have made him very successful in what he does. He has combined every coaching and training experience he has ever had and made his own special program. Michael has that eye for talent and one of his strongest attributes is bringing the best out his players. Michael has worked with all brands of athletes Girls/Boys and the style of training transfers to any sport.