By Chadd Cripe
Quarterback-turned-wide receiver Drew Hawkins has left the Boise State football program because of a history of concussions, Boise State announced Wednesday.
Hawkins sustained his latest concussion in a recreational softball game, according to the press release. Hawkins, the son of former Boise State coach Dan Hawkins, was slated to move to receiver this fall after spending his redshirt year at quarterback.
Hawkins is one of seven walk-ons who were on the spring roster and have left the team. The others are tight end Josh Hill, running back Stephen Gabbard, linebacker Alex Ruben, defensive lineman Jake Densley, long snapper Anthony D'Mato and wide receiver Tim Ruben.
The loss of Hawkins means the Broncos only have two quarterbacks on the roster who have taken a snap in a college practice — sophomore starter Kellen Moore and junior backup Mike Coughlin. True freshmen Mike Tamburo and Joe Southwick will compete for the third-string job.