Greg Hawthorne
No. 27, 40, 83
Position:Running Back / Tight end / Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1956-09-05) September 5, 1956 (age 65)
Fort Worth, Texas
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school:Fort Worth (TX) Polytechnic
NFL Draft:1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving Yards:1,112
Receiving TDs:4
Rushing yards:527
Rush attempts:137
Rushing TDs:7
Player stats at · PFR

Greg Hawthorne (born September 5, 1956) is a former American football player with the National Football League. Drafted out of Baylor University, Hawthorne played 9 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, as a rookie, he won a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers in Super Bowl XIV over the Los Angeles Rams. He also played for the New England Patriots (including playing in Super Bowl XX), and also played for the Indianapolis Colts. In the 1985 AFC Championship game, as a member of the Patriots, Hawthorne recovered a dolphins fumble that was pivotal in the Patriots upset victory. [1]

As a running back, tight end, and wide receiver, he accumulated 527 rushing yards and 92 receptions between 1979 and 1987.


  1. ^ Eskenazi, Gerald (January 13, 1986). "Bears and Patriots Advance to Super Bowl; Dolphins Err in 31-14 Rout". The New York Times.