2001: Successfully made the transition from a high school tight end to a college center...was the inaugural day snapper...split time after his return...practiced at tight end several days in the spring of 2002, then moved to the defensive line.
2000: Made the transition from a tight end to an offensive lineman, more specifically to center.
First player to commit to FAU.
High School: Played for Jim Longerbeam at Northeast High School...proven high school player...was a four-year starter on both offense and defense...finished senior campaign with 42 receptions for more than 500 yards...earned second team All-State 4A...named second team All-Broward County...was the first tight end to be named to the Broward County list, no first team tight ends were named...will develop quickly with a consistent coaching staff...played high school career under the direction of three head coaches...two-sport athlete (football and basketball).
From Coach Longerbeam Upon Eddie’s Signing: “Eddie is a great kid. Our program and school will really miss him. He is from a real good family. He committed early to FAU, despite other schools looking at him heavily. He wanted to honor his commitment. FAU assistant coach Alfredo Roberts was a major reason for that as well as being close to home, his brother and being part of a program from the ground up.”
Personal: Education major...son of Susie Hawthorne...born June 8, 1982 in Thomasville, GA.