This sequel to the popular 2004 release ""Cookin' with Cocky"" features an original collection of tailgating recipes culled together from throngs of longtime University of South Carolina Gamecock fans. Former USC and NFL player Alex Hawkins and his wife Charlie have once again assembled an unmatched feast of appetizers, entrees, and desserts ranging from the exquisitely delectable to the outrageously odd. Likewise, their fellow contributors run the gambit from South Carolina luminaries Steve Spurrier, Bob Fulton, Joe Pinner, and a pantheon of USC football greats to average fans with an above-average devotion to the game and the tailgating culture that accompanies it. Throughout the volume, the steadfast spirit, lively humor, and culinary talents of diehard Gamecock fans permeate every page.
Alex Hawkins played halfback for the Gamecocks in the 1956, 1957, and 1958 seasons, finishing his college career with 1,490 rushing yards - ranking twenty-first on the all-time best USC list - and with the title of 1958 ACC Player of the Year. In the NFL he played for the Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Colts, and Atlanta Falcons before retiring from the game in 1968.