Undrafted NFL nose tackle who signed with the Washington Redskins in 2009.
He overcame a rough childhood during which he lived in six homeless shelters and was under foster care for a time.
He earned the Wilma Rudolph Student Athlete Achievement Award during his senior year at the University of Miami.
His mother, Corenthia Dixon, suffered from drug addiction; she eventually overcame it. His father, Frazier Hawkins, served a 17-year prison term for drug trafficking.
He became teammates with Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson in 2009.