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Hawkins in April 2007
|Title||Assistant Director of Football Operations and Recruiting|
|Conference||Big Sky Conference|
|Born||March 24, 1988|
|Men’s American football|
|Competitor for United States|
|Gold||2011 Austria||Team Competition|
In Boise, Idaho, Hawkins led Bishop Kelly High School to back-to-back undefeated state championships. He was also a two-time Idaho Statesman All-Idaho Football Team Player of the Year. In 2005, he threw for 42 touchdowns and 2,783 yards with 5 interceptions, earning him the 2005 Gatorade Idaho Player of the Year award. As a junior in 2004, he had 31 touchdowns and 8 interceptions for the Knights.
Hawkins was a highly touted prospect, and had official offers from Colorado, Boise State, Brigham Young, Oregon, and Louisiana–Lafayette, but only made official visits to Boise State and Colorado. More colleges were not interested because of his small size. He was an EA Sports Elite 11 quarterback (#4).
His father Dan was the head coach at Boise State and had offered him a scholarship to play there, which he accepted. However, when his father switched jobs to be the head coach at Colorado, he again offered his son a scholarship to play there. Cody Hawkins kept his decision on where to play until National Signing Day and even had signed both letters of intent (LOI). He surprised his father when he faxed in his LOI to Colorado, thus picking Colorado over Boise State. His father would later say, "I really didn’t know what he was going to do" about the surprise.
Heading into spring and fall practices in 2007, there was considerable discussion about who would be the starting quarterback for the season. The previous year's starter, Bernard Jackson, was still with the team, but was not considered the favorite to earn the position. Hawkins' competition, Nick Nelson, was a junior college transfer to the team. Because of the conflict of interest, his father had publicly stated he would leave the starting quarterback decision to the offensive coordinator, Mark Helfrich. The decision was not made until two weeks before the first game of the season.
He set the Colorado record for most pass attempts (424) and 2nd most completions (239).
Hawkins was, according to some, not automatically a lock to be the starter for the 2008 season. Aside from continuing competition from Nick Nelson, Matt Ballenger was coming off of his redshirt season.
In 2011, Hawkins accepted an offer to play professionally for the Stockholm Mean Machines of the Sweden Super Series league. He was also named the quarterback for the US national team for the 2011 IFAF World Cup and as the quarterbacks coach for the same team, serving under his father, in the 2015 IFAF World Cup. In 2017, he joined the UC Davis Aggies, again serving under his father, and was subsequently promoted to assistant director of football operations and recruiting.
Hawkins is one of four siblings. His oldest sister, Ashley, lives in Portland, Oregon, and works for Nike, and his other sister, Britney is married to Tim Brady, who played at Boise State. His younger brother Drew played football at Boise State. Father Dan played collegiately at UC Davis as a fullback, and was named head coach at Colorado in December 2005.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kyle Ringo (August 19, 2007). "Cody Hawkins named Buffs starter". Daily Camera.com. http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_13085806?IADID=Search-www.dailycamera.com-www.dailycamera.com. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 John Henderson (August 19, 2007). "Walking a fine line at CU". The Denver Post. http://www.denverpost.com/rapids/ci_6655273. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Cody Hawkins Profile". Scout.com. http://navy.scout.com/a.z?s=240&p=8&c=1&nid=1869712. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Vicki Michaelis (August 28, 2007). "Colorado's Hawkins also carries 'coach's kid' tag". USAToday.com. https://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/big12/2007-08-28-Hawkins_N.htm. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
- ↑ "Hawkins to Star In Upcoming ESPNU Show". Scout.com. August 10, 2006. http://hsidaho.scout.com/a.z?s=388&p=2&c=543728. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Chadd Cripe (August 19, 2007). "Cody Hawkins named starter at Colorado". Idaho Statesman. Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. https://archive.is/20130125191025/http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2007/08/19/ccripe/cody_hawkins_named_starter_at_colorado. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Mark Collins (February 1, 2006). "Hawkins Takes Dad By Surprise". Scout.com. http://colorado.scout.com/2/496047.html. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 "When Dad is the coach: Dual roles can test tandem". DailyCamera.com. August 19, 2007. Archived from the original on December 29, 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20071229214819/http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2007/aug/19/when-dad-is-the-coach-if-cu-head-coach-dan-son-a/. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
- ↑ "Cody Hawkins, QB, Colorado - 2011 NFL Draft profile". NFLDraftScout.com. November 26, 2007. Archived from the original on October 31, 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20071031013139/http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=65348. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
- ↑ Kyle Ringo (March 4, 2008). "Spring football: Cody Hawkins no lock at QB". DailyCamera.com. Archived from the original on September 5, 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20080905162418/http://www.dailycamera.com/blogs/buffzone-sports/2008/mar/04/quarterbacks/. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
- ↑ "2007 Statistics". CUBuffs.com. 2007. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110606161411/http://www.cubuffs.com/pdf3/100956.pdf?ATCLID=1207369&SPSID=3844&SPID=255&DB_OEM_ID=600. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
- ↑ "Cody Hawkins headed to Sweden for football". Denver Post. January 13, 2011. http://blogs.denverpost.com/sports/2011/01/13/cody-hawkins-will-take-sweden/15254/. Retrieved May 3, 2011.
- ↑ "Toler returns to Cal; Cody Hawkins elevated by Aggies". Davis Enterprise. January 12, 2018. https://www.davisenterprise.com/sports/toler-returns-to-cal-cody-hawkins-elevated-by-aggies/. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
- ↑ Kyle Ringo (September 30, 2007). "McKay's play on last Buff punt proves big". Daily Camera. http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2007/sep/30/mckays-play-on-last-buff-punt-proves-big/. Retrieved March 14, 2008.[dead link]
- ↑ "Hawkins to join Boise St.". Daily Camera. February 20, 2008. Archived from the original on September 6, 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20080906132504/http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2008/feb/20/hawkins-to-join-boise-st/. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
- ↑ http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=3845&SPID=255&DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=233774&Q_SEASON=2006