RALSTON, NE - Omaha Beef defensive back, Taylor Hawkins, has signed with the BC Lions Football Club of the Canadian Football League. Hawkins, the native of Covington, Georgia, spent the 2019 season with the Omaha Beef of Champions Indoor Football (CIF) where he recorded 51 total tackles, five interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 12 games. He previously played at Reinhardt University from 2014-18.

Omaha head coach, Marvin Jones, is encouraged to see players get opportunities at higher levels. “Taylor is a great athlete that put in the work last season. It’s great to see him rewarded with this opportunity,” Jones said. “If he continues to learn and develop, I expect to see great things from him this year in Canada”.

Despite losing a talented defensive player, Jones has no problem losing players under these circumstances. “This is what we tell the players when they come in here,” Jones said. “We are committed to helping players develop both on and off of the field. And when players have the talents and abilities to move up to a higher level, we are going to do everything we can to support our players with that progression.”

The Beef will open training camp at the beginning of March and will host a pre-season game against the Metro Militia of Omaha on Saturday, March 7th at Ralston Arena.