The California Golden Bears lost a large piece of the 2021 puzzle when wide receiver Jeremiah Hawkins announced his decision to transfer. Hawkins, who opted out of the 2020 season amid a global pandemic, has graduated from Cal and will take with him a full year of eligibility to his next destination.
Hawkins made his intentions known via social media:
“It has been an honor to attend and graduate from The University of CAL BERKELEY. Educationally and athletically this has been nothing short of a dream come true for me. I thank GOD for my time here in Berkeley as it has been a true journey. I want to thank Coach Justin Wilcox, and all of the CAL Berkeley coaching staff for pushing me and encouraging me to become the best version of myself, improve daily, and Earn it! The lessons learned as not only a football player and teammate but as a man will stick with me and be implemented for life. I also want to thank my teammates past and present over the last three years, my brothers for believing in me and battling alongside me day in and day out to become great men on and off the field. With that being said, I will be entering the Transfer Portal in search of a new home. Although my time here in Berkeley is up, I will be always BEAR FOR LIFE! #marathon”
In life you will face adversity, you may lose more battles then you win... but never ever let those battles make you lose yourself or fold keep going! #Marathon pic.twitter.com/oRNCVw8sGx— Jeremiah Demetrius Hawkins (@Hawkmade4) December 29, 2020
Hawkins hauled in 31 career receptions for 312 yards and a touchdown but was certainly vital to the success of the passing attack from the slot. He will no doubt find a home, and could very well be a key piece to another program who utilizes a vertical passing attack.
Congratulations on a great career both on and off the field at Cal, Jeremiah! We wish you nothing but the best!