Cody Hawkins shaves head to support young fan

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Colorado fans will notice Cody Hawkins' new shaved head when the Buffaloes meet Texas Saturday night in Boulder.

It's shaved for a reason.

KUSA-TV in Denver had a story about how and why Hawkins received his haircut from 9-year-old pee-wee football player Zachary Canaday from Brighton, Colo. Canaday wears his hair short due to treatment for a brain tumor.

"I heard about Zach and checked out his Web site and I figured coming out here and being able to spend some time with him was an awesome opportunity for me," Hawkins told KUSA. "I know Zach is a brave dude and a tough guy so I wanted to come out here and hang out a little bit and get to know him."

Zach smiled as he put the electric razor to Hawkins head.

"Zach is making it look really good," Hawkins said. "I'm honored to have the same hair he has."