PNE’s title-winning skipper passes away
Graham Hawkins, who was Preston North End’s captain when they won the Third Division title in 1971, has passed away aged 70.
The defender was ever-present in that title-winning campaign under the stewardship of Alan Ball Snr and made more than 250 appearances in a PNE shirt.
Hawkins started his career with Wolves, joining the club he had supported as a boy.
He moved to Deepdale in late 1967 but suffered an injury on his debut the following month against Queens Park Rangers.
Once Hawkins had recovered, he went on to become a regular in the heart of North End’s defence over the next six... read more
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