Cal's Hawkins shows off hands and speed against Oregon State

Cal wide receiver/punt returner DeSean Jackson was a Heisman candidate when the season started. But another Bears receiver has started to shine.

Originally Published: October 15, 2007
By Mel Kiper | ESPN.com

Cal's heartbreaking 31-28 loss to Oregon State prevented the Golden Bears from being ranked No. 1. However, Cal WR Lavelle Hawkins saw his NFL draft stock rise dramatically.

While DeSean Jackson, the highly decorated junior, was held in check (four receptions, 5 yards) Hawkins was virtually unstoppable. He finished with nine receptions for 192 yards (21.3 yards per catch) and two touchdowns.

Several of those catches were critical in the latter stages of the game when Cal was attempting ...

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