UNLV: A speedy athlete that will look to earn his first playing time this fall ... Moved to defense during preseason camp and will vie for time at safety ... One of three players on this year's team from Arizona.
2012: Redshirted season ... Listed as the No. 174 QB in the nation by ESPNU while Scout.com ranked him the No. 160 safety in the class.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate of Centennial HS under coach Richard Taylor ... A three-year letterwinner who saw time as a quarterback and wide receiver on offense and cornerback and safety on defense ... Played on three separate teams that made deep runs into the Arizona prep playoffs ... Won a state championship as a sophomore, lost in the state title game as a junior and lost in the semifinals as a senior ... Lost a total of four games during his prep career ... Earned second team all-state honors as a defensive back and second team all-region as a senior at receiver and cornerback ... As a junior he was honorable mention all-region as a quarterback.
PERSONAL: Troy Michael Hawthorne was born Aug. 8, 1994, in Phoenix, AZ ... The son of Susan and Mike Hawthorne ... Father, Mike, played at Abilene Christian in Texas as an offensive lineman ... Has a younger brother, Tanner ... Majoring in hospitality management.