Captain 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 Footscray Football Club
Record games holder of 329 games
Has a wing named after him at Western Oval & Etihad Stadium
Vice Captain for the Footscray Team of Century
He played his final year at Fitzroy believing he had another year left in him, he proved himself correct playing 21 of 22 games, picking up 6 brownlow votes at the age of 35.
AFL Hall of Fame inductee 2004
2010 Western Bulldogs Hall of Fame
He has honours outside of football:
Father of the Year 1998
Olympic Torch Carrier 2000
EJ Whitten Ambassador
Juvenile Diabetes Ambassador
Australia Day Ambassador
Author - Manure - Doug Hawkins Joke Book.
Produced a CD – Leatherheads with best mate Russell Gilbert
Gold Logie Recipient – Footy Show
His loveable Larrikin Personality made him a natural and public favourite with him being picked up by the original Footy Show on Channel 9 after he retired from football. Doug was then courted to Channel 7 to launch the new program Live & Kicking. Some of his more recent work includes:
Triple M Radio morning show called Dougie & Dunstall
K-Rock Radio match game boundary reporter
Fox Footy’s “Grumpy Old Men”
Adelaide regular FM 102.3
Brisbane Radio TAB 87.6 regular
2011 Grandfinal Coach of Bacchus Marsh Under 16 Football Team
Doug Hawkins is now an accomplished public speaker, spending many hours on the road entertaining corporate crowds and sports fans all over Australia. He often tours with other sporting legends including Merv Hughes, Dean Jones, John Platten and Kerry O’Keefe.