A.J. Hawk’s full name is Aaron James Hawk. In the 2006 NFL draft, he was drafted by the Green Bay Packers. Moreover, later on, he won the Super Bowl XLV with the team over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Hawk was also a member of the Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons. He also played college football at Ohio State, and at that time, he earned All-American honors twice and won the Lombardi Award as a senior.
A.J. Hawk Early Life
He was born on 6 January 1984 in Kettering, Ohio. But he grew up in Centerville, where he attended Centerville High School.
In school, he was a teammate of former Cincinnati Bengals kicker Mike Nugent. Moreover, as a freshman at Centerville High School, he made the varsity football team.
Hawk holds multiple defensive records, including most tackles in a game (31) on three separate occasions and the most career tackles (583). From 1999 to 2000, he was also a two-time All-State player in high school.
From (2006 – 2010)
In the 2006 NFL Draft, he was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the first round. Hawk was the first linebacker drafted in 2006.
In July 2006, Green Bay Packers signed a six-year contract with Hawk. The contract is worth $37.50 million, which includes $14.76 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $1.91 million.
Hawk made his professional regular-season debut against the Chicago Bears. During that match, he made five combined tackles and one pass deflection during their 26–0 loss.
In the 2006 season, Hawk was started in all 16 games as a rookie finished the season with 119 combined tackles, 3.5 sacks, two interceptions, six pass deflections, and a forced fumble.
Later on, in 2007, coordinator Bob Sanders retained Hawk as starting linebacker and Hawk finished that season with 105 combined tackles, one sack, 16 starts, and four pass deflections.
In January 2008, he started in his first career playoff game. Moreover, in the 2008 NFL season, he returned as starting left outside linebacker for the third consecutive season.
Hawk finished that season with three sacks, 16 starts, and 86 combined tackles. In January 2009, the team made several changes, and Hawk was moved from weakside linebacker to inside linebacker.
Furthermore, Hawk appeared in all 16 games in 2009 and had 14 starts with 89 combined tackles, two interceptions, and two pass deflections.
In 2010, he retained his role as starting inside linebackers and finished the 2010 NFL Season with 111 combined tackles, ten pass deflections, and three interceptions.
Hawk hosts a podcast called The HawkCast. Moreover, during the initial COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020, he teamed up with Pat McAfee on a daily YouTube show called McAfee & Hawk Sports Talk.
A.J. Hawk Personal Life
A.J. Hawk is married, and his wife’s name is Laura Hawk. Laura is the sister of former NFL quarterback Brady Quinn. The couple has been happily married since 2017 and has four children.
Net Worth of A.J. Hawk in 2022
The updated Net Worth of A.J. Hawk in 2022 is $30 Million. Moreover, currently, Hawk is living a happy and lavish life with his family.