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 earned first varsity letter.Game-by-Game: Perfect 2-of-2 on PAT's in the season-opener at Southern California (9/3) hit 1-of-3 field goals at USC missed a 39-yard attempt vs. New Mexico State (9/10) connected on 3-of-3 FG attempts vs. Miami (Ohio) hit a 36-yarder vs. North Dakota State (9/24) also a perfect 3-of-3 on PATs against the Bison one kickoff went for touchback at Michigan (10/1) four kickoffs for 266 yards and one touchback for average of 66.5 yards at Purdue (10/8) 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 (10/22).
PREVIOUS SCHOOL: Walked on at North Carolina State saw action in three games for the Wolfpack in 2010 saw action as primary placekicker vs. Wake Forest when starter went down with an injury successful on 5-of-5 point-after touchdown attempts and 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 point-after-touchdown attempts 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.