85 Nathan Hawkins
85 Nathan Hawkins
Height: 6-2
Weight: 205
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Solon, Iowa
High School: Solon
Position: P/WR
Experience: 3L, 1P
Honors & Awards
  • 2-year letterwinner
  • 2016 Honorable Mention All-IIAC
  • 2016 All-IIAC Academic
  • 2x D3football.com Team of the Week (10/22/16, 10/29/16)
  • IIAC Special Teams Player of the Week (10/22/16)
  • 2015 All-IIAC Academic
In the Record Books
  • Single season yards per punt: 1st, 46.8 (2016)
  • Single game punt yards: 1st, 441 (Neb. Wesleyan, 10/29/16)
  • Single game yards per punt: 1st, 52.7 (Loras, 10/22/16)
  • Longest punt: t-2nd, 70 (Neb. Wesleyan, 10/29/16)
Career Highs
  • Punt attempts: 9 (Neb. Wesleyan, 10/29/16)
  • Punt yards: 441 (Neb. Wesleyan, 10/29/16)
  • Longest punt: 70 (Neb. Wesleyan, 10/29/16)
2016 | junior
  • Moved into role as starting punter for final four games after being slowed by injury to begin the season
  • Made an immediate impact on special teams, earning honorable mention all-conference honors after leading the Iowa Conference and setting a school record with 46.8 yards per punt
  • Helped Simpson rank sixth in the nation in net punting
  • Totaled 1,122 yards on 24 punts, pinning opponents inside the 20 on 10 occasions
  • Boomed seven punts of 50 yards or more, including a 70-yarder against Nebraska Wesleyan that is tied for the second-longest in school history
  • Named IIAC Special Teams Player of the Week and earned a spot on the D3football.com Team of the Week after setting a school record with 52.7 yards per punt in season debut against Loras (10/22/2016)
  • Named to the D3football.com Team of the Week for the second week in a row after averaging 49.0 yards per punt on nine attempts against Nebraska Wesleyan (10/29)
  • Also pinned the Prairie Wolves inside the 20 five times, had three punts of 50-or-more yards and set a school record with 441 total yards
2015 | sophomore
  • Named to the IIAC All-Academic Team
  • Earned first varsity letter
2014 | freshman
  • Did not appear in a varsity contest
High School
  • A 2014 graduate of Solon High School
  • Coached by Kevin Miller
  • Two-year varsity letter winner in football
  • Three-year varsity letter winner in baseball
Personal
  • Majoring in computer science and computer information systems with a minor in mathematics