REGINA -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today import defensive lineman Brent Hawkins is retiring from the Canadian Football League.
Hawkins joined the Riders after signing a free agent contract in April, 2010. In his first CFL season the Illinois State product tallied 31 defensive tackles, four tackles for a loss, three quarterback sacks and two fumble recoveries in 13 regular seasons games. He missed the entire 2011 season after sustaining a shoulder injury during training camp.
Last season, Hawkins played 14 regular season games recording 24 defensive tackles, three tackles for a loss, four quarterback sacks and two fumble recoveries. He ends his CFL career having played in 27 regular season games, three playoff games and the 2010 Grey Cup.
Hawkins and his wife Andrea own a successful personal training business and they along with their son Kai and daughter Anaiyah will continue to make Regina their home.