In a new episode, Jon Hale’s interviews UK’s Nick Mingione and AD Mitch Barnhart (10:25) about the baseball Wildcats’ quick turnaround. You can also hear from Barnhart about the success of the UK softball program.
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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Can Dominique Hawkins play football in the NFL?
Is this a serious question?
Hawkins recently worked out for the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers and the Indiana Pacers. After four years of basketball at Kentucky, those were job interviews with what he has told me was his lifelong dream at stake.
That’s at least an investment of time, so that’s when the football question became serious. Can Dominique Hawkins play football in the NFL?
Coach Bert Browne has answered that for half a decade, saying yes without a second of hesitation or any signs of doubt.
“I think he’s an NFL strong safety,” Browne said. “That’s what I always thought he was.”
The first person Browne made this claim to was Hawkins.