Davoan Hawkins - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 55


  • position Defensive Lineman
  • height 6-2
  • Weight 271
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Hollywood, Fla.
  • High school Chaminade-Madonna

2018 – Freshman

  • Redshirt season

High School

• Another recruit from the pipeline of Chaminade-Madonna to Kentucky
• Coached by Dameon Jones
• Rejoins former high school teammates Josh Ali and Chris Whittaker at UK
• Teammates with fellow signees B.J. Alexander Jr. and Akeem Hayes
• Played both offense (guard) and defense
• Team won the 3A state championship in 2017, the school’s first football state title since 2005
• On defense registered 65 total tackles, 21 tackles for loss and 12 sacks as a senior
• Three-time first-team All-County selection
• Student ambassador
• Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN
• Chose Kentucky over Miami and Oklahoma


• Name is pronounced “Davoan (day-VEE-on) Hawkins”
• Born in Lauderhill, Florida
• Son of Sherria Hicks and Earnest Hawkins
• Major is undecided

Davoan Says

• His nickname is “Day Day”
• He chose Kentucky because he wanted to help change the program
• Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to make music
• His hobbies outside of football are rapping, writing songs and dancing
• He has 14 siblings

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