American Football Database
American Football Database
Ben Hawkins
Date of birth: (1944-03-22) March 22, 1944 (age 77)
Place of birth: Newark, New Jersey
Career information
Position(s): Wide receiver
College: Arizona State
AFL Draft: 1966 / Round: 5 / Pick: 38
(By the New York Jets)
NFL Draft: 1966 / Round: 3 / Pick: 36
 As player:
Philadelphia Eagles
Cleveland Browns
Philadelphia Bell (WFL)
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Benjamin Charles Hawkins a.k.a. the "Hawk" (born March 22, 1944 in Newark, New Jersey) is a former professional American football wide receiver most notably for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League from 1966 to 1973. He later played for the Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Bell of the World Football League. Hawkins led the NFL in receiving yards while with the Eagles in 1967. He played college football at Arizona State University and was drafted in the third round of the 1966 NFL Draft by the Eagles. Hawkins was also selected in the fifth round of the 1966 AFL Draft by the New York Jets but opted to play in the NFL instead.