LEXINGTON, Ky. — Dominique Hawkins’ past two-sport prowess was well known when he came to Kentucky on a basketball scholarship, but now the former Wildcats guard might be going back to football.
Hawkins told an ESPN radio station in Louisville that he worked out with the Philadelphia Eagles last week. He hasn’t played football since his high school days at Madison Central in Richmond, Ky.
Dominique Hawkins tells us he worked out with the Philly Eagles last week. @ESPN680
— Andy Sweeney (@TheOnlySweeney) August 1, 2017
Hawkins, known as a defensive stopper on the basketball court, would likely be working out as a defensive back.
The Kentucky native played four years for John Calipari and appeared in all 38 games, making four starts in his senior season. He was named to the SEC All-Tournament team after scoring a career-high 14 points in the SEC Tournament championship game.
Hawkins set career-best marks in minutes, field goals, field-goal percentage, 3-pointers, 3-point field-goal percentage, free throws, free-throw percentage, rebounds, assists, steals and points in his senior season.
He’s back in Lexington on Tuesday for a UK pro camp with former Wildcats De’Aaron Fox and Derek Willis.