Signed by New Orleans to reserve/future contract, 1/7/13…Signed by Miami Dolphins to practice squad, 12/19/12…Waived by Packers, 8/24/12…Signed by Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent, 5/11/12…A four-year letterman for the Thunderbirds, playing in 36 games with 32 starts, including 32 straight to end his career, moving to cornerback from safety as a junior…In 2011 as a senior, started all 11 games and earned first-team All-Great West Conference honors, posting career-high 69 tackles (48 solo), including four tackles for a loss, five passes defensed and an interception returned for a TD…Earned first-team All-Great West recognition from coaches in 2010, as he finished with 54 tackles (36 solo), including 2.5 tackles for a loss, an interception, five passes defensed and a fumble recovery…Started all 11 contests as sophomore at safety and registered 61 tackles (40 solo), an interception, two passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery…In four games as a freshman, posted eight tackles (five solo)…Graduated with a degree in exercise science…Attended Oakland (Calif.) Technical HS, where he didn’t play football until senior season, earning second-team all-conference with 46 tackles, four interceptions and 13 passes defensed at CB and S…Also lettered in baseball, basketball and volleyball…Volunteered in the public relations department of the Oakland Raiders during a summer in high school…Mother passed away when he was 12 years old and lived with his grandparents for eight years.
David Hawthorne talks about 'Friday Night Lights' atmosphere during Friday's practice at Tulane's Yulman Stadium. Video by Ashley Amoss (New Orleans Saints Video).
Tulane graduate and Saints QB Ryan Griffin talks about returning to Tulane and playing in Yulman Stadium for the first time at Friday's practice. Video by Ashley Amoss (New Orleans Saints Video)
New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton met with the media Friday, Aug. 28 to review practice at Tulane's Yulman Stadium. Video by Ashley Amoss (New Orleans video)
A look at the Saints final training camp practice at Tulane's Yulman Stadium. Video by Ashley Amoss (New Orleans Saints Video).