Cardinal Football

Javian Hawkins Earns Another ACC Honor

Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Louisville redshirt freshman running back Javian Hawkins’ breakout season continued on Saturday afternoon as he rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns in the Cards 28-21 win over Virginia.

After tallying five consecutive games over 100-yards rushing, the ACC tabbed Hawkins as freshman of the week.

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Hawkins rushed for 136 yards, his fifth 100-yard game of the season, in a 28-21 conference win over the Cavaliers on Saturday.  He scored multiple rushing touchdowns for the first time in his career to give him six on the season, tying Michael Bush for the fifth most rushing touchdowns by a freshman at Louisville.

The native of Titusville, Fla., recorded his fifth-straight 100-yards rushing game at home, becoming the first player in school history to record such a feat.

On the season, Hawkins has rushed for 887 yards, the 13th-best total in the country. He needs just 113 yards to become the first running back to rush for 1,000 yards in a season since Bilal Powell ran for 1,405 yards in 2010.

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Hawkins currently leads all power five freshman in rushing yards per game (110.8 YPG) and ranks fourth among ACC ball carriers. He is on pace to break the record for rushing yards in a season by a freshman.

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