Posted September 27, 2012 on AP on Fox
Andrew Hawkins' first NFL keepsake ball rests on the top shelf of his wooden locker. It may not be there much longer. The second-year Bengals receiver owes a debt to his older brother. Cornerback Artrell Hawkins played for the Bengals and got a game ball for a game-clinching interception in Pittsburgh. The ball was specially marked with the date and details. When Andrew was 11 years old, he needed a ball for a backyard game with family and friends and grabbed Artrell's prized memento. Andrew is thinking of giving his keepsake ball from his first NFL touchdown to his older brother as a repayment. Artrell is thinking of getting his worn game ball repainted and giving both to their mother. The Bengals (2-1) play in Jacksonville (1-2) on Sunday.
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