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"He's tough as nails and just loves to compete." -Keith Knoop
Photo: MyBurbank.com/Craig Sherwood
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Senior captain in only season at Burroughs... As DE, contributed 41 solo tackles, 64 total stops, five QB sacks and three forced fumbles playing in seven games... Earned CIF All-State, team MVP and Pacific League Lineman of the Year honors as senior... Joined Burbank roster during the season due to relocation from Idaho... As sophomore and junior was standout at Borah H.S. in Boise... Earned 5A All-State honors as junior at Borah after registering 47 tackles and 4.5 sacks as LB/DE for 7-3 squad... Also started as sophomore... Earned four varsity letters... Also lettered in wrestling... Recipient of Presidential Academic Achievement Award at both schools.
Hawkins Jay Mann... Born Aug. 12, 1995... "Hawk"... Only son of Debi Mann, who serves as a health care manager... Fishing, hunting and camping enthusiast... Enjoys woodworking.
JOHN BURROUGHS COACH KEITH KNOOP
"We are talking about a remarkable guy. It was a pleasure coaching Hawk and a pleasure being around him.
"Hawk emailed me on a Friday saying he was moving to Burbank and showed up at my door Monday. We didn't give it much thought until we saw Hawk at practice. He quickly turned a lot of heads, including mine. His practice tempo and energy positively impacted our entire team.
"I'll never forget Hawk's first game. He just dominated a really good opponent, creating havoc from every direction.
"He's tough as nails and just loves to compete. He's so much more mature than most kids we deal with. Hawk's a 'Yes sir, No sir' guy. All the teachers fell in love with him."
Selected Vanderbilt over Nevada, Washington State, TCU, Boise State, BYU, Utah and Utah State among others
NATIONAL SIGNING DAY CENTRAL