October 3, 2007

Hawkinson Talks About Sunflower Showdown

Tanner Hawkinson knows how important Saturdays Sunflower Showdown is to Kansas. Defeating Kansas State in Manhattan could potentially put Mark Mangino and the Jayhawks on the map. Hawkinson, the No. 4 ranked player in Kansas, spoke to Jayhawk Slant about his season to date and, more importantly, his thoughts on Saturdays highly anticipated match up between KU and KSU.

During his junior campaign at McPherson (KS) High School, Hawkinson, the 6-foot-6, 230-pound tight end was credited with 24 receptions for 363 yards and nine touchdowns.

While Hawkinson hasn't scheduled an official visit to Kansas, he said he plans to be in Lawrence to watch Kansas play Baylor and Nebraska.

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