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Karl Christopher Hankton (born July 24, 1970) is a former American football player in the National Football League. He attended Trinity International University. He was released by the Carolina Panthers on March 1, 2007. He is the cousin of Cortez Hankton.

Karl Hankton
No. 82, 14, 88
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1970-07-24) July 24, 1970 (age 48)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school:De La Salle (La.)
College:Trinity International University
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving Yards:267
Receptions:20
Average:13.4
Games Played:114
Player stats at NFL.com

High school careerEdit

College careerEdit

Hankton earned NAIA All-America and All-Mid-States Football Association recognition as a senior at Trinity College.

Professional careerEdit

Hankton was a member of the Carolina special teams unit that led the NFL in opponents kickoff return average in 2002. He recorded his first career blocked punt against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2004, blocking a Josh Bidwell punt. Hankton served as the Panthers special teams captain in 2002, 2003, and 2004. He also ranks as Carolina's all-time leader with 62 special teams tackles.