A few good minutes with Lavelle Hawkins

 

Lavelle Hawkins was in town this week to visit family and friends during the Tennessee Titans’ bye week.

The 26-year-old Edison High and Cal product is in his fifth season with the Titans. This season has been especially frustrating as the receiver has been activated for only three games.

“We’ve had some injuries and we only had four receivers up and other positions down,” Hawkins said. “That’s very difficult because I’ve been going full for 10 years. You work hard all week and then on Sunday they tell you you’re not a player. As a competitor, you want to play but you understand the business. It’s tough but you understand.”

Hawkins has four receptions for 20 yards this season and has caught 70 passes for 729 yards and one touchdown in his career with the Titans.

Hawkins started his NFL career under coach Jeff Fisher, now head coach of the St. Louis Rams. Mike Munchak is in his second year as the Titans’ head coach. Hawkins said they are different in their approach to coaching.

“Fisher was a guy that was kind of more relaxed and took care of guy’s bodies a little bit,” Hawkins said. “Coach Munch is more of an old-school, hard-nosed guy. If you break your finger, tape it up and get back in there, which is not a bad thing. Munch is an old-school type of guy, hard-working, blue-collar guy.”

Hawkins visits family and friends in Stockton as often as he can.

“I’ve grown and matured a whole lot dealing with the football aspect,” Hawkins said. “The season isn’t going too well for us, but we still have time to pick it up and make a playoff run. We’re just trying to get on track and get going to where we need to get it.”

 

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