Chris Hawthorne
Chris Hawthorne


Raleigh, N.C.

High School:
Leesville Road HS

Last College:
North Carolina State

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 200



Gophers Release Depth Chart, Injury Report

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


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.


Gopher Student-Athletes Participate in Thank-A-Thon

Minnesota Athletics hold annual event to thank donors for their support


Gophers, Badgers Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe Saturday

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


Gophers Travel to Face No. 15/16 Spartans Saturday

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


Gophers Fall in Texas Bowl

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


Gophers Beat Huskers 34-23

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


Minnesota Tops Northwestern

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


Texas Bowl: Minnesota vs. Syracuse

USATSI Gallery


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

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


Gophers vs. UNLV: August 29, 2013

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


Spring Football 2013

Spring football game

Photo Gallery

Game-By-Game Stats (PDF)

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.


Gophers Stopped by Wisconsin, 31-21


The Golden Gophers dropped its regular-season finale, 31-21, against the Badgers at TCF Bank Stadium.

Watch Brick by Brick: "Border Battle"


Look back on the win against Illinois and towards the Border Battle with Wisconsin in the latest episode.

Murray To Play In Senior Bowl


Eric Murray has accepted an invitation to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl. The game will take place on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

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