Tom Hawkins (footballer), Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Tom Hawkins (footballer)

Australian rules footballer

Date of Birth: 21-Jul-1988

Place of Birth: Finley, New South Wales, Australia

Profession: Australian rules footballer

Zodiac Sign: Cancer


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About Tom Hawkins (footballer)

  • Thomas Jack Hawkins (born 21 July 1988) is an Australian rules footballer playing for the Geelong Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).
  • At 198 cm (6 ft 6 in) tall and weighing 110 kilograms (240 lb), Hawkins has the ability to play as either a full-forward or centre half-forward.
  • He grew up in New South Wales before moving to Victoria to attend Melbourne Grammar School, where his football abilities earned him a spot in the first XVIII in year ten.
  • He played top-level football with the Sandringham Dragons in the TAC Cup and Vic Metro in the AFL Under 18 Championships.
  • His accolades as a junior include national and state representation, the Larke Medal as the AFL Under 18 Championships most valuable player, and All-Australian selection.
  • As the eldest son of former Geelong champion Jack Hawkins, Hawkins was drafted by Geelong under the father-son draft rule with the forty-first selection in the 2006 national draft.
  • He made his AFL debut in 2007, which saw former Carlton coach, Dennis Pagan compare him to the highest goal scorer in the history of the league and former full-forward, Tony Lockett, after his debut game.
  • His debut season saw him earn an AFL Rising Star nomination and he was part of Geelong's Victorian Football League (VFL) premiership side.
  • He has since become a two-time AFL premiership player, an All-Australian full forward, a Carji Greeves Medallist as the club best and fairest player, a five-time leading goalkicker for Geelong, and a recipient of the AFL Army Award—awarded to a player who produces significant acts of bravery or selflessness during a season.

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