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Introducing the Memphis Blast: Jammie Hawkins

By: Raven  Symone Moore

Jammie Hawkins Bio:

DOB: 02/07/1987

Position: DE/LT

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee

Education: Hillcrest High School

 

            MEMPHIS,TENN-Despite the Memphis Blast being in the middle of a rebuild, with the help of social media and persuasive players, head coach Charles Thompson, has been able to recruit dynamic players to his team. One of the most respected new players to join the team is defensive end/ left tackle, Jammie Hawkins.

            Coach Thompson has been highly complimentary to Hawkins’ physical and mental skill set this off-season and believes that the sky’s the limit for the ex-Marine.

            “Jammie is very hard working and talented with size, movement skills and strength,” said Thompson. “He will be a great asset and boom as he gains experience and could very well become an elite GDFL All-Pro.”

            Hawkins, 31, was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee and started playing football at the age of 12. He attended and graduated from Hillcrest High School. Following graduation, he went straight into the Marines where he served for 11 years, but that didn’t stop his love for football.

            “I started playing at the age of 12 with the community team, the Whitehaven Chargers,” said Hawkins.  “I continued on playing throughout high school and during my time in the Marines where I played five of my 11 years of service.”

            When he left the service, he still had a passion for football and was determined to get back into the game. So, when he found out about the Blast, it was a perfect fit.

“I love the intensity, brotherhood and comradery of the game,” said Hawkins. “Coach Thompson brings that rawness and honesty to the game that I’ve enjoyed since I was kid and my time playing in the Marines.”

With Hawkins’ nearly two decades of playing experience, he explained that he’s become more aware of his strengths as a player and how he can contribute to the team.

“I’m calm under pressure,” said Hawkins. “I’m willing to play any position that the team needs of me and that I’m willing to lead by example.”

            With his first official season on the horizon, Hawkins hopes that he and the Blast can work to prove doubters wrong and strengthen their overall mentality.

            “My personal goals for the season are to get better physically and mentally, as well prove to myself that I can still play at a high level,” said Hawkins. “My goals for the team are to win games and become better rather than going into the game with a mindset of ‘win or lose’.”

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