The Knights of the NFL weren’t open to wide receiver Andrew Hawkins.
He went undrafted in 2008, leading him to play for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.
He won the Gray Cup in both years with the Alouettes.
After two seasons in Montreal, he tried out for the St. Louis Rams were waived before the season.
It didn’t take long for his dream to play in the NFL after the Cincinnati Bengals accepted him.
He also became a fan favorite in Cincinnati after fans called him “Baby Hawk.”
After his stint in Cincinnati, Hawkins played for the division rival Cleveland Browns from 2014 to 2016.
He tried to join the New England Patriots in 2017 but didn’t make the final 53-man roster.
Hawkins announced his retirement from the NFL in July 2017 when he was just 30 years old.
Since then, he has had a successful television career, starting from SportsCenter on Snapchat to Discovery Channel’s Dodgeball Thunderdome.
He also hosts Roku Recommendations with Maria Menounos.
Now, he gets to do a program that is close to his heart.
I created a show (“Granted”) where I get to go to different colleges and come up with ways to surprise walk-ons with scholarships and this might be the most satisfying sh * t I’ve ever done in my life !! pic.twitter.com/s2lG74YiPx
– Andrew Hawkins (@Hawk) June 12, 2022
He tweeted, “I created a show (” Granted “) where I go to different colleges and come up with ways to surprise walk-ons with scholarships and this might be the most satisfying thing I’ve ever done in my life !! “
He was also a walk-on at the University of Toledo and became the first player in the school’s history to play both offense and defense at regular playing time.
His tweet contains a video of him surprising walk-on tight end AJ Harrison with a scholarship.
Giving Back To Those Who Deserve It
Hawkins understands the struggle of constantly proving himself as a walk-on.
That’s why the players who also went through his ordeal have a special place in him.
This show sends a nice message of perseverance before reaping the rewards.
It will also bless the recipients to push harder and perform better on the field.