#45 Carter Hawkins
Coach Corbin Quote: Carter has been an outstanding leader for us the last couple of years. He will have opportunities to play this year as either a catcher or designated hitter and will have a large role on our team.
2006: Backup catcher played in 14 games … Scored a run against Western Kentucky (4/11) … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2005: Hit .289 with two RBI in 20 games played (nine starts) … Had three two-hit contests on the year: Western Kentucky (4/20), MTSU (5/11) and Ohio (5/17) … Made one start in SEC play against Ole Miss (4/2) … Played for the Fort Collins Foxes of the Mountain Collegiate League and helped lead the team to a league title.
2004: Played in five games with eight put outs…SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.
High School: Started and played three years at Westminster High School for coach Jim Jefferson… Westminster captured region titles in 2002 and 2003 and advanced to the 3A Georgia Final Four in 2001 and 2002… Hit .386 with 27 RBI and led the team with a .577 on base percentage in 2003… Named team captain as a senior in 2003… Also earned team MVP honors and Atlanta Journal Constitution All-City first team honors following the Wildcats[apos] 21-7 season…Won the Westminster Wildcat Award as a junior…The Wildcats finished 26-5 in 2002…He garnered second team All-City and All-County honors from the Atlanta Journal Constitution as a catcher, batting .356 with five home runs and 31 RBI… Played summer ball for the East Cobb Ringors… East Cobb finished in sixth place in the Perfect Game World Wood Bat World Series… Member of the National Honor Society, Honor Council Prefect and the Westminster Honor Roll.
Personal: Carter Mashburn Hawkins… Born 8/7/84 in Atlanta, Ga…. Son of Scott and Susan Hawkins… Has one sister, Sarah… Major is human and organizational development… Favorites include: The movie Field of Dreams, ESPN[apos]s Sports Center, Albert Pujols, Will Ferrell, and the Atlanta Braves…Lists Babe Ruth as the greatest baseball player of all time.