Packers cornerback may miss rest of season

GREEN BAY, Wis., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- It was reported Monday that Green Bay Packers cornerback Al Harris has a ruptured spleen and could possibly miss the remainder of the season.

Packers GM named top NFL executive

ST. LOUIS, March 27 (UPI) -- Green Bay General Manager Ted Thompson is the NFL's top executive for 2007.

Ohio State tops preseason coaches poll

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Ohio State has been voted the nation's No. 1 team in the pre-season ESPN/USA Today coaches college football poll.

A surprise No. 1 pick at the NFL Draft

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- Defensive end Mario Williams of North Carolina State was the No. 1 overall selection in the 2006 NFL Draft.

A.J. Hawk earns Lombardi Award

HOUSTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Ohio State linebacker A.J. Hawk Wednesday was named winner of the 2005 Lombardi Award, given annually to the top lineman or linebacker in college football.

Lombardi Award finalists announced

HOUSTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Louisville end Elvis Dumervil, Ohio State linebacker A.J. Hawk, Texas tackle Rod Wright and Penn State linebacker Paul Posluszny are finalists for the Lombardi

COL FB: Ohio State 48, Northwestern 7

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Quarterback Troy Smith ran for two scores Saturday as 10th-ranked Ohio State mauled Northwestern, 48-7.

Lombardi semifinalists named

HOUSTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Twelve semifinalists have been named for the Lombardi Award, given to the top lineman in college football each year.

COL FB: Ohio State 22, NC State 14

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Mike Nugent hit five field goals and Ohio State forced five turnovers Saturday as the ninth-ranked Buckeyes defeated North Carolina State 22-14.

Ohio St ate 51, Kent State 17

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Freshman Maurice Clarett accounted for two touchdowns Satuday as ninth-ranked Ohio State returned a pair of interceptions for scores in an easy 51-17 victory ov
A.J. Hawk
Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk (50) tackles Seattle Seahawks running back Maurice Morris in the fourth quarter at Qwest Field in Seattle on October 12, 2008. Seahawks fullback Leonard Weaver, right, tries to block Hawk on the play. The Packers beat the Seahawks 27-17. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)

Aaron James "A. J." Hawk (born January 6, 1984) is an American football linebacker for the Green Bay Packers. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers fifth overall in the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State.

Hawk attended high school at Centerville High School, near Dayton, Ohio. He holds multiple defensive records and is one of two active NFL players who played for the Centerville High School Elks football team. A. J. Hawk's records include most tackles in a game (31) on three separate occasions. He also has the most career tackles (583). Hawk was a 2-time All-State player in high school (1999 and 2000). Other NFL players from Centerville are Hawk's former Ohio State University teammates Mike Nugent (the other active NFL player from Centerville High School) and Nick Mangold, who attended Alter High School.

Hawk played with the Ohio State Buckeyes from 2002–2005 and played in 51 games, starting 38 of them. He had 394 tackles with 196 of them solo, 41 of them for losses, 15 and a half sacks, 7 interceptions, and 13 passes recovered. He also had two fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles and two touchdowns, one on a blocked punt and one on an interception. His performances earned him first team All Big Ten honors in all three years he started and the Most Valuable Player award for the Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl. In his senior season of 2005, he ended up winning the Lombardi Award as best college football interior lineman (linebackers are included in this).

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