Jaylinn Hawkins participates in professional football for the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons squad. He stands 1.85 m tall and weighs 94 kg. He plays safety. At Buena Park High School, he participated in football for the school’s team. He graduated from college in 2015. He played collegiate football for the California Golden Bears squad at the University of California, Berkeley.
He redshirted his actual rookie season. Prior to the 2019 season, he was chosen for the preseason second team All-Pac-12. He started and took part in each of the 13 games that season. During a game against Stanford, he made a one-handed interception that was among SportsCenter’s top 10.
In total, he recorded 156 tackles throughout his time in college, 9.5 tackles for a loss, 10, interceptions, three forced fumbles, and nine kickoff returns for 129 yards. He graduated with a degree in American studies. In the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, Hawkins was taken by the Atlanta Falcons with the 134th overall pick.
With the 68th overall pick in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Jets selected Ashtyn Davis, his collegiate teammate. The Falcons put him on the reserve/COVID-19 list on July 28, 2020; he was activated eight days later, in August 2020.
Where Did Jaylinn Hawkins Attend College?
Jaylinn Hawkins attended the University of California, Berkeley and played college football for the California Golden Bears.