Louisville redshirt freshman RB Javian Hawkins has been getting it done on the field this year for the Cardinals. Hawkins has carried the ball 137 times for 751 yards and 4 TDs in 7 games.
His production has caught the eyes of the Football Writers Association of America. Today, it was announced that the FWAA Freshman All-American team placed Javian Hawkins on its Midseason Watch List.
With 5 games left, there’s a good chance Hawkins will be Louisville’s first 1000 yard rusher from the RB position since Bilal Powell in 2010. He also needs to average just 59.3 over the last 5 games to beat Victor Anderson’s Freshman rushing record. Hawkins next opportunity to inch closer to the 1000 yard mark comes Saturday when the Cards host Virginia in a cross divisional matchup.
For more information about Hawkins and his inclusion on the watch list, check out UofL’s press release below.
*stats courtesy of gocards.com
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT:
Hawkins Placed Freshman All-American Midseason Watch
Javian Hawkins has rushed for 751 yards in the first seven games.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Running back Javian Hawkins has made an immediate impact on the University of Louisville offense, and the nation is taking notice of the redshirt freshman’s performance.
The FWAA Freshman All-American team placed Hawkins on its 2019 Midseason Watch List on Wednesday as it recognizes first-year and redshirt freshman contributions.
One of the top rushers in the nation, Hawkins has totaled 751 rushing yards in the first seven games, which ranks 13th in the nation. His rushing yards are second to Memphis’ Kenneth Gainwell, who is the top freshman with 830 yards.
Hawkins, who is on pace to be the first 1,000-yard running back since 2010, owns four 100-yard rushing games this year, becoming only the third UofL freshman to record four or more rushing contests in a season. He joins Lamar Jackson and Victor Anderson as the only players to accomplish the feat.
The 5-foot-9 running back rushed for a season high 172 yards in a 41-39 win over Boston College on Oct. 5 after opening the season by hitting the century mark in first two games against Notre Dame and Eastern Kentucky. He snapped Clemson’s 27-game streak of not allowing a 100-yard rusher with 129 yards last weekend in a loss to the Tigers.
Louisville remains home Saturday in Atlantic Coast Conference action, facing Virginia (3:30 p.m.; ACC Network) out of the Coastal Division.