Hamilton in the 2018 NFL season.
|No. 17 – Denver Broncos|
|Born:||March 10, 1995|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||203 lb (92 kg)|
|High school:||Mountain View|
|NFL Draft:||2018 / Round: 4 / Pick: 113|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2019|
High school careerEdit
Hamilton attended Mountain View High School, playing safety and wide receiver for Coach Lou Sorrentino. He earned numerous awards between football, basketball and academics. He was a four-year letterman, two-time team captain, and one of the top playmakers in Virginia. As a senior, he was named honorable mention for all-state and earned first-team all-district, all-area and all-region honors. Hamilton earned the title of Commonwealth District Offensive Player-of-the-Year by making 64 catches for 1,073 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior. Also, as a junior he gained titles of honorable-mention all-state, first-team all-district, all-area and all-region. Hamilton was invited to play in the Chesapeake Bowl and the U.S. Army All-American game. He was ranked a four-star recruit by ESPN.com and a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com. He was ranked among the top 20 recruits in the state of Virginia and was a top 60 wide receiver, according to all four recruiting services. Hamilton graduated with honors and earned an advanced diploma from Mountain View, while attaining Academic All-Conference during his career, as well. He also lettered three times in basketball.
Hamilton finished his career as Penn State's all-time receptions leader with 214, making him the only player in school history with 200+ catches. His 2,842 career receiving yards puts him third all-time for the Nittany Lions.
Hamilton was a four-time academic All Big Ten honoree (2014-2017).
As a freshman (2014), Hamilton was selected to Big Ten All-Freshman Team by BTN.com, ESPN.com and 247Sports, Freshman All-American by College Football News (second team) and Athlon Sports (third team); second-team All-Big Ten by the media and Phil Steele’s College Football, and honorable-mention All-Big Ten by coaches.
Hamilton was named honorable-mention All-Big Ten from the media following his sophomore year (2015).
Following his senior season (2017), Hamilton received All-Bowl Team honors from the Associated Press; and second-team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches, Associated Press, Phil Steele and Pro Football Focus. He was selected for the 2018 East-West Shrine Game, Reese's Senior Bowl and the NFL Scouting Combine.
Penn State records
NCAA career statistics
Penn State Nittany Lions
Hamilton participated in the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 0 5⁄8 in
|9 3⁄8 in
|4.52 s||1.57 s||2.61 s||4.15 s||6.84 s||34 1⁄2 in
|10 ft 3 in
|All values from NFL Draft|
Hamilton was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round, 113th overall, of the 2018 NFL Draft. He made his NFL debut in Week 1 of the 2018 season against the Seattle Seahawks. In Week 3, he had three punt returns for 31 net yards in the 27–14 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. In Week 5, he recorded his first three professional receptions, which went for 31 total yards, in the 34–16 loss to the New York Jets.
Hamilton was born in Okinawa, Japan to his parents Johnie and Madgeline Hamilton. He wants to broadcast sports once he completes his communications major. Growing up, Hamilton took a role in raising his brother, Darius, who has Nonverbal autism as his mother had breast cancer and his father was serving in the Marine Corps. Hamilton taught Darius many important tasks like how to tie his shoes and brush his teeth. During eighth-grade, Hamilton used his elective period to help Darius in his special-needs class. Hamilton has a "DKH" tattoo on his arm, which are his brother's initials. He started playing football in recreational leagues including Pop Warner.
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