Hawkins playing through the pain

Injured thumb won't prevent USC CB commit from starring at Gridiron Kings

Updated: July 26, 2012, 2:42 PM ET
By Blair Angulo | WeAreSC
LOS ANGELES -- Few players would grind the way USC commit Chris Hawkins has in recent months. Camp after camp, workout after workout, the four-star cornerback out of Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) has been all over the map and more than held his own.

Add a broken thumb to the mix and, well, you get a glimpse of not only Hawkins' toughness, but his thirst for improvement.

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