Oregon Ducks wide receiver Daryle Hawkins, a redshirt senior from Omaha Central High School (Omaha, Nebraska), enters his fifth season in the Oregon program.
Before joining the Ducks, Hawkins spent his junior season as a wide receiver. He started his senior season at quarterback, but a broken collarbone sidelined him for almost the entirety of the season. Despite only seeing action in three complete games, Hawkins finished with 540 total yards of offense. His injury lessened his prowess by most of the major recruiting services, only earning two stars by Scout and Rivals.
Outside of the gridiron, Hawkins was also a star in basketball and track. Hawkins competed in the triple jump, long jump and 110m amongst other events. As a senior he took home state titles in the triple and second in long.
In 2009, Hawkins spent his first season in Eugene redshirting while an active member of the scout team. He was also a member of the travel team against UCLA.
In 2010, Hawkins started the transition from quarterback to being a skill position player. Hawkins saw action in four games at quarterback, running back and wide receiver during the season rushing 18 times for 93 yards (5.2 YPC) and one touchdown and catching four passes for 26 yards (6.5 YPC) and two touchdowns.
In 2011, Hawkins appeared in 12 games and even started one while making the firm transition to wide receiver. He finished the season with five catches for 102 yards (20.4 YPC) and one touchdown also making five tackles (all unassisted) and forcing one fumble. His best highlight of the year came on a 51-yard reception against Nevada.
In 2012, Hawkins appeared in all 13 games starting in seven at wide receiver. He finished the season with 25 catches for 202 yards, one touchdown and one unassisted tackle. Hawkins’ best game came against Arizona State when he had a team-high four receptions for 28 yards.
Hawkins missed out on playing in the 2013 Oregon Spring Game.
In 2013, Hawkins will battle to keep a starting job. He’ll be in competition with De’Anthony Thomas and Bralon Addison who both will see extensive action.