AJ Hawk Destroys a Bro at a Charity Golf Outing

By DJ Byrnes on July 18, 2014 at 11:58a

How drunk do you have to be to request AJ Hawk to spear you during a charity golfing event? I don't know, but this random bro at the American Century celebrity golf tournament was on that level.

The best part is, AJ Hawk apparently has a history of destroying people at golf outings. Here, via 11Wer, KingBuckeye419, is Hawk demolishing some dude in a pick-up football game at a charity event in Youngstown in 2012.

Here's Hawk's explination, from NFL.com's Ian Rapaport, via Bleacher Report:

It was a charity golf event up in Youngstown and at the end, they have a dinner and auction and stuff. The guy that was running the auction, I knew him, and he wanted to raise some more money. So that was his auction item [the touch football game]. He paid good money to have [it]. ... Troy Smith threw the ball to him. Then I tackled him into the water. The dude paid — the guy's name is Bill — he paid good money to have that happen. ... The only thing I regret is...I wish I would've wrapped him up and tackled him into the water. That would've been awesome.

TIL: People will pay for the right to be destroyed by AJ Hawk.

Of course — of course — AJ's only regret, however, is not wrapping up. Jim Tressel would be proud.



psibuck's picture

This had to happen on the back nine.  Crazy things happen after the turn when beer is the beverage of choice on the links. 

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gumtape's picture

Hawk had to be going easy on him. No way random beer gut guy survives a real hit from an NFL starting linebacker.

Perkins on the other hand does not pull punches.


High and tight boo boo

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DJ Byrnes's picture

that photo is classic. the loose ball in the corner is just the icing on the cake to me.

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osu07asu10's picture

Brutus was carrying that thing like a loaf of bread...

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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robobuck's picture

for me it's the happy-go-lucky look on Brutus' face

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.  1 Corinthians 9:24

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osu07asu10's picture

When I worked for the athletic department, we used to give Brutus shit for not removing his cap during the national anthem...

The flip side of that is his plain mean poker face...wouldn't want to be in a game with him in it!

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

BeijingBucks's picture


feel like I was just reminiscing about Hawk on another thread on here



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PasadenaBuckeye626's picture

me as I watched this

Go Bucks!

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AndyVance's picture

I sat next to #47 on his flight out of CMH to the tourney Wednesday. Super nice guy, really low key.

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MikeTheBuckeye's picture

I want to say about 9 or 10 years ago I was flying home after visiting family in Texas when we sat down at a Chili's in the airport. Halfway through the meal I nudged my dad and pointed out a couple sitting at the table across from us. There sat AJ Hawk and his then-fiancé and sports center announcer Laura Quinn. After some coaxing from my dad I walked over with a napkin and a pen to ask for his autograph. It was such a cool memory because it was so completely unexpected. I still have that napkin.

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AndyVance's picture

When I was in high school, in the days before Archie Griffin was the omnipresent face of the Alumni Association, my dad and I were flying to San Francisco for a conference. Stepping out of the restroom, I spotted #45 and said to Dad, "holy smokes, I think that's Archie Griffin!" Dad said, "Let's find out!" And that's how I first met Archie. Super approachable guy.

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HighBallAce's picture

You're not really that old if I may ask are you? You don't look it at all.

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AndyVance's picture

Just to clarify - I wasn't referring to Archie's playing days... I just meant literally back before he was in his current role and seen pretty much anywhere OSU-related. (I'm only 32... still a pup, really.)

osu07asu10's picture

Calling Laura Quinn a sportscenter announcer is doing disservice to ESPN, and that is tough to do...

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

BuckeyeBaron's picture

On my 21st birthday, I was in Columbus with family and we were eating at Bonefish before heading to the bars. A huge party comes in about 15 minutes after us. It's A.J. with Laura Quinn, Brady Quinn and their families. The urge to go over and bug them was overwhelming but I held off. Didn't even want to bug them when they got up and left. But my older brother told me to stop being a pussy as it was my birthday. So we went over and asked AJ and Brady for just quick cellphone pics. They were really cool about it, down to earth guys. 

I felt bad about some of the thoughts I'd had about Brady as Browns QB. Really nice guy. 

Barnsey69's picture

Agree with Andy nice guy, bumped into him a few times In Centerville.

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okiebuck's picture

As my teenage daughter would say, AJ was and still is the Bombdiggety! Always a proud Buckeye love that he's sporting the Scarlet & Gray on the links!

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

What Would Troy Smith Do's picture

Pretty sure he isn't the only guy who's only regret isn't wrapping up.

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DJ Byrnes's picture


Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

KevinJ's picture

LOL DJ wish I could give you a

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BucksfanXC's picture

Let's start a charity heal those wounded by AJ spearing them at charity events. AJ's not invited.

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512buckeye's picture


Let's party, Columbus.

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Crumb's picture

Hawk is awesome. That'd be a kind of cool story to be tackled by a legend. I met Hawk at an autograph signing, he was there with Schlegel and Carpenter, it was cool that the line moved slow cause Hawk would take extra time to talk to the kids that were in line, and this was right after the 05 season so you know these guys had bigger things on their minds than signing autographs but they were real cool and friendly and as on the field Hawk was leading the way, class acts.

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Knarcisi's picture

I kinda liked when Hawk was bagging Brady Quinn and his sister. Not to be disrespectful, because I believe he's married to her, but I loved it at the 2006 Fiesta Bowl. 

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whiskeyjuice's picture

"Championships are not won on Saturdays in November. Championships are won on Tuesdays in August." -- Kerry Combs

dubjayfootball90's picture

Hawk is one of, if not my favorite player

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

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