There is now less than a month to go until the long overdue return of Penn State football. That’s right, just 27 more days until the 2020 season finally begins.
Number 27 for the Nittany Lions belongs to redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Aeneas Hawkins. Hawkins came to Happy Valley from Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati as a member of their highly touted 2018 recruiting class.
Hawkins has appeared in just one game thus far in his collegiate career, but he comes from a great family in terms of athletics. His father Artrell Hawkins Jr. played 10 NFL seasons as a defensive back with the Bengals, Panthers, Redskins, Patriots, and Jets. His grandfather, Artrell Sr., was a three-year letterman at Pitt and spent one season with the Steelers. His uncle, Andrew Hawkins, spent seven seasons in the NFL as a wide receiver with the Rams, Bengals, Browns, and Patriots.
Aeneas is a journalism major. So it appears that, like his father who is now a radio analyst in Cincinnati, he may like to pursue a career in the sports media when his playing days are over.
27 days to go!