Ward of Wesley Dodds, the original Sandman, Hawkins fought crime alongside his mentor as Sandy, the Golden Boy.
In later years, Sandy was transformed into a crazed silicon monster when one of Wesley Dodds experiments went horribly awry.
After being imprisoned for many decades, Sandy was ultimately cured and transformed back into human form.
Upon regaining his humanity, however, Sandy was shocked to discover that he had not aged during the intervening years.
Heir to Wesley Dodds fortune and arsenal, Sand has become the leader and financier of the new JSA. Unfortunately, Dodds wealth was not the only thing Sand inherited.
It appears that Sand has now been cursed with the same prophetic nightmares that Wesley Dodds struggled with. Whether or not there will prove to be any long-term side-effects as a result of Sands time spent as a monster remains to be seen.