Hudson ‘Hawka’ Knights
What is it? A hawk named after Peter Hudson and Peter Knights.
Hair colour: Blonde
Eye colour: Blue
When I grow up I want to be: An AFL footballer
Most admired players: Cyril Rioli and Grant Birchall
Favourite food: Pasta (especially after a big match)
Favourite song: Hawthorn club song
Favourite TV show: Hawks TV – I love trying out the games they play
Favourite way to be active: Kicking the footy with my mates
Interesting fact: Hawka is actually half human and half hawk.
DOB: 28 January 1988
Career Games: 245
Career Goals: 33
- Grant is originally from Tasmania, recruited from the Tasmania U18 team.
- He plays in the backline and the most disposals he has had in one game is 37, against Fremantle in 2013.
- Grant won four premierships with the Hawks including three in a row from 2013-2015.
- Throughout his career, Grant has received 20 Brownlow Medal votes.
DOB: 11 November 1990
Career Games: 161
Career Goals: 304
- Luke is originally from NSW. He played his junior footy at Temora Football Club and was recruited to Hawthorn from the NSW-ACT U18 team.
- He plays in the forward lines and kicked six goals against Richmond in 2016.
- Luke has won three premierships with the Hawks, all in a row from 2013-2015.
- Luke has many achievements including winning the ‘Most Promising’ club award in 2012, being a Rising Star nominee in 2011 and being named in the All Australian Team in 2014.
DOB: 14 July 1989
Career Games: 185
Career Goals: 273
- Cyril is originally from the Northern Territory, recruited from St Marys/Scotch College.
- He plays in the forward lines and kicked six goals against Geelong in 2015.
- Cyril has won four premierships with the Hawks, including three in a row from 2013-2015. On top of that, he was the Norm Smith Medallist in the 2015 Grand Final.
- He has a number of achievements. These include being named in the All Australian Team in 2012 and 2015, being a Rising Star nominee in 2011 and winning the ‘2nd Club Champion’ award at Hawthorn in 2009 and 2015.
DOB: 11 July 1989
Career Games: 168
Career Goals: 70
- Ben is originally from country Victoria, playing at Dederang-Mt Beauty Football Club as a junior.
- He was recruited from St Kilda Football Club.
- Ben plays as a ruckman. The most hit-outs he has had in one game is 40 against Port Adelaide in 2011.
- He has won two consecutive premierships with the Hawks in 2014 and 2015.
DOB: 23 January 1987
Career Games: 253
Career Goals: 529
- Jarryd is originally from Victoria, playing at Leongatha Football Club as a junior.
- He plays as a ruckman and tall-forward, once kicking eight goals against West Coast in 2014.
- He has won four premierships with Hawthorn including three in a row from 2013-2015.
- Jarryd has won many awards including selection in the All Australian Team in 2013 and 2014 and the Coleman Medal in 2013 when he kicked 72 goals for the season.
- Jarryd became captain of the Hawthorn Football Club in 2017.