Donald Hawkins was a JUCO offensive line transfer on the 2012 and 2013 teams. Though he only spent two years in Austin, he started 24 games. He was a good player on some not-so-great but decent teams. He went undrafted and bounced around the league on a number of teams before a concussion sidelined him in 2017. He's since been cleared and the 27-year-old awaits being drafted into the XFL ahead of making another run at the NFL.
Through the two-pronged attack of selling academics and letting Herb Hand do his thing, Texas did a great job positioning itself with the 6-foot-6, 315-pounder. Landing his youth football quarterback, Jalen Milroe, was enough to put UT over the top.