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AJ Hawk lights up willing fan (Video)

AJ Hawk is one of the better linebackers in the NFL. Being able to hit hard is part of his job description, so the Green Bay Packers star has gotten pretty good at it over the years. And if you don’t believe us, just ask the fan Hawk lit up on Friday.

Hawk was walking down the 7th hole at the American Century Pro-Am championship when a fan asked him if he would mind dishing out a tackle. Most fans probably ask Hawk to sign an article of clothing, but this guy wanted to be laid out. He got his wish.

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I hope he signed a waiver first. Hawk obviously didn’t hit the guy as hard as he could, but I’m sure it hurt more than it appeared to. That’s a different type of thrill-seeker right there.

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A.J. Hawk shoves guy into a lake during touch football game at charity event (Video)

A.J. Hawk and a number of other Ohio State alumni took part in a charity golf tournament over the weekend in Ohio to raise money for after school programs for at-risk youth. Since there were a number of football players present, it appears a few of the guys decided golf was not entertaining enough so they decided to get a game of touch football going outside the clubhouse. As you can see from the video above that Deadspin shared with us, Hawk got a little carried away at one point.

That swamp does not look clean. Let’s just hope the victim had a change of clothes handy. If not, I wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t speak to Hawk for the remainder of the day. I also wouldn’t be surprised if he tried the old cream cheese on his deodorant truck to get even with him. It’s only right.

A.J. Hawk cuts off hair for children who have undergone cancer treatment (Picture)

Unless A.J. Hawk’s hair grows at an amazingly rapid pace, the Packers linebacker is going to look a lot different this upcoming season. Over the past few years, linebackers with long flowing locks running around looking for someone to hit has become a symbol of Green Bay. Clay Matthews may be able to uphold that reputation in 2012, but Hawk recently chopped his hair off and donated it to Wigs for Kids — a charity that makes wigs for children who have lost their hair as a result of chemotherapy. Hawk and his wife also plan to start “Hawk’s Locks for Kids” in partnership with Wigs for Kids, according to a tweet A.J. sent out on Friday.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I don’t know why more athletes don’t do this. Hair is hair, and professional athletes have the ability to raise awareness and money by chopping theirs off. We saw it with Jose Reyes last month, as his freshly-cut locks raised thousands on eBay for the Make-A-Wish foundation. Kudos to A.J. for the great gesture.

Picture via A.J. Hawk’s Twitter
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A.J. Hawk Flips the Bird to Packers Sideline (Picture)

This may come as a shock, but the Packers routed the Rams on Sunday 24-3. Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes to three different receivers — none of which are named Greg Jennings of course since he’s on my fantasy team — and the game got out of hand in the second quarter. In fact, A.J. Hawk even felt loose enough to flip off his team’s sideline after recording a sack. Check out this picture of A.J. Hawk flipping the bird, courtesy of Jason Wilde on Twitter:

Hawk must have learned that message from Louis Delmas or Chuck Cecil last year.  Hawk says it’s something he and his teammates were doing during practice throughout the week, and it carried into the game. He termed it a “bad joke.” No sweat A.J., we don’t have a problem with it.