NFL Pro Bowl Linebacker: Cincinnati Bengals
Career Highlights: Linebacker A.J. Hawk is one of the NFL’s most dominant defensive players. After nine seasons with the Green Bay Packers, and one with the Cincinnati Bengals, Hawk played for the Atlanta Falcons last season. Hawk posted the two best statistical seasons of his career in 2012 and 2013. In his career, Hawk has recorded 945 total tackles with 643 solo tackles. Hawk played an instrumental role in the Packers 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2011 Super Bowl. A veteran with incredible durability, Hawk has played 158 of 160 games in his career. He either led the team or was in the top three in tackles in eight of his nine seasons with the Packers. Drafted by the Packers fifth overall in 2006 out of Ohio State, Hawk finished third in the Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year voting, and earned a spot on Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie Team that season. Hawk also was chosen the team’s Defensive Player of the Year. Hawk led the Packers in tackles in 2006 with 119, the second most ever recorded by a Green Bay rookie.