July 24, 2007
Top Buffs: No. 9 Cody Hawkins
A large number of factors go into success of any football team. In this series, we will be examining 15 of them. More specifically, we will be taking a reverse order look at the 15 players who will be most crucial if the Buffaloes are to have a successful 2007 season.
The quarterback battle between Cody Hawkins and Nick Nelson will continue on during preseason camp. But Hawkins appears to have the inside track to win the starting job. He was more consistent throughout spring ball and has a better grasp of the offense, as you would expect him to being the son of the head coach.
During the spring game, Hawkins completed 12-of-20 passes for 119 yards and one touchdown. Nelson was able to complete just three passes for 30 yards.
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