36 Chris Hawthorne  
Chris Hawthorne

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Raleigh, N.C.

High School:
Leesville Road HS

Last College:
North Carolina State

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 200

Position:
Kicker


08/27/2013

Gophers Release Depth Chart, Injury Report

Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29

07/10/2013

Big Ten Conference Honors 49 Gophers as Distinguished Scholars

Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.

04/19/2013

Gopher Student-Athletes Participate in Thank-A-Thon

Minnesota Athletics hold annual event to thank donors for their support

11/07/2011

Gophers, Badgers Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe Saturday

Minnesota and Wisconsin meet on the gridiron for the 121st time Saturday.

10/31/2011

Gophers Travel to Face No. 15/16 Spartans Saturday

Minnesota travels to East Lansing for a matchup with Michigan State Saturday.

12/30/2013

Gophers Fall in Texas Bowl

The Gopher football team fell in the Texas Bowl, 21-17, against Syracuse.

10/28/2013

Gophers Beat Huskers 34-23

Minnesota reached bowl eligibility with a 34-23 win over Nebraska.

10/21/2013

Minnesota Tops Northwestern

Aided by three turnovers, the Gopher football team defeated Northwestern, 20-17.

12/27/2013

Texas Bowl: Minnesota vs. Syracuse

USATSI Gallery

11/02/2013

USATSPI: Minnesota vs. Indiana - 11/02/13

USATSPI: Minnesota vs. Indiana - 11/02/13

08/29/2013

Gophers vs. UNLV: August 29, 2013

Photos from the Gopher Football game vs. UNLV on August 29, 2013 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis

04/27/2013

Spring Football 2013

Spring football game

Photo Gallery

Game-By-Game Stats (PDF)
2013
2012
2011

2013 • SENIOR SEASON: Served as Minnesota's kicker against UNLV, converting on 6-of-7 PATs and on 1-of-2 field goals (made 25 yarder, missed 50 yarder) • kicked off nine times and notched three touchbacks • was perfect at New Mexico State, as he made five point-after attempts and field goals from 45, 22 and 27 yards • registered three touchbacks on nine kickoffs • made all three point-after attempts against Western Illinois and also notched two touchbacks on five kickoffs • converted a 22-yard field goal and was successful on four point-after attempts against San Jose State • averaged 62.5 yards on two kickoffs and kicked one point-after attempt against Iowa • connected on a 44-yard field goal and a 27-yard field goal at Michigan, where he also averaged 65.0 yards on four kickoffs • connected on field goals of 34 and 38 yards at Northwestern and notched four touchbacks and five kickoffs • named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after kicking two field goals (26 and 45 yards) and four extra points against Nebraska • connected on all six point-after attempts at Indiana • made a 45-yard field goal and three extra points against Penn State • kicked on extra point against Wisconsin • converted a 21-yard field goal at Michigan State.

2012 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in two games • kicked off once against New Hampshire for 65 yards • also saw action vs. Michigan, where he attempted one onside kick.

2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in seven games during first season as a Gopher • handled all the Gophers' placekicking duties through the first seven weeks of the season, before suffering a leg injury • converted 14-of-15 PAT attempts and 6-of-9 field goals with a long of 47 yards. Game-by-Game: Was a perfect 2-of-2 on PATs in the season-opener at Southern California • hit 1-of-3 field goals at USC • connected on 3-of-3 FG attempts vs. Miami (Ohio) • hit a 36-yarder vs. North Dakota State and was 3-of-3 on PATs against the Bison • one kickoff went for touchback at Michigan • four kickoffs for 266 yards and one touchback for average of 66.5 yards at Purdue • made a 47-yard FG, his longest of season, at Purdue • three kickoffs for 196 yards for an average of 65.3 yards against Nebraska.

2010 (NORTH CAROLINA STATE): Walked on at North Carolina State • saw action in three games for the Wolfpack in 2010 • was primary placekicker vs. Wake Forest when starter went down with an injury • successful on 5-of-5 PATs a 25-yard field goal vs. the Demon Deacons • kicked off 17 times with one touchback.

HIGH SCHOOL: Helped lead Leesville Road to a 9-4 record in 2009 • the Pride advanced to the second round of the North Carolina 4A playoffs during his senior season • kicked off 72 times with 31 touchbacks • converted 8-of-8 field-goal attempts and was 44-of-46 on PATS during his one year of high school football • also served as the team's punter, averaging more than 37 yards per punt • coached by David Green.

PERSONAL: Chris Hawthorne was born March 12, 1992 • son of Michael and Evelyn Hawthorne • business and marketing education major • Big Ten Conference representative for the Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, becoming the first Gopher to hold this position.