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Always a talented athlete for an offensive lineman, junior Rebel Center A.J. Hawkins just had to tweak his approach to take over his position. Read about it inside.

"He's what you are looking for," said Ole Miss Offensive Line Coach Mike Markuson the first time he laid his eyes on current Rebel Center A.J. Hawkins. Athletically, A.J. has the "it" factor. Speed, balance, quickness and size. The ingredient that was missing, as is the case with a lot of young offensive linemen, was focus. One play, Hawkins would be a dynamo, making Markuson jump off the...

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