UNLV: A talented blocker who is a leader along the line entering his senior season ... A versatile player who has started at two interior positions but begins his senior season as the starter at one guard spot ... A preseason Second Team All-MWC selection by Phil Steele's, which ranked him the nation's No. 51 guard ... A member of the 2009 Rebel Leadership Committee.
2008: Displayed his versatility by starting seven games at center and five games at right guard ... Allowed only one QB sack the entire season.
2007: Played in all 12 games and started nine at center ... Named preseason Second Team All-MWC as a center by Lindy's.
2006: Earned his first letter as a Rebel as a true freshman by playing in 11 games at guard.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Esperanza HS in Anaheim, CA ... Earned 2005 PrepStar All-West Region honors ... Ranked as the 99th best player in the state of California by Rivals ... A three-year letterwinner for the powerful Aztec program ... Teammate Thomas Wren also signed with the Rebels ... Helped coach Bill Pendleton's squad to the state finals and an 11-3 final record in 2005 ... Played both sides of the line as a senior, including at center ... Named Sunset League Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2005 ... A first team all-stater who was an LA Times All-Star ... Also threw the discus for the track team.
PERSONAL: Joe Kelly Hawley was born on Oct. 22, 1988, in Bakersfield, CA ... The son of Scott and Kelly Hawley ... Has an older brother, Jeff, and two sisters, Ashleigh and Lexi ... Chose UNLV over Wisconsin and Arizona ... Majoring in physical education.