|Born:||December 29, 1993|
Woodland Park, New Jersey
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||286 lb (130 kg)|
|High school:||Ramsey (NJ) Don Bosco Prep|
|Career highlights and awards|
High school careerEdit
A native of Woodland Park, New Jersey (formerly known as West Paterson), Hamilton attended powerhouse Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, New Jersey, where he was an All-American defensive lineman. Don Bosco won back-to-back New Jersey state championships in 2010 and 2011, finishing the 2011 season as the No. 1 team in the nation according to USA Today. He participated in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl following his senior season.
Regarded as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Hamilton was ranked as the No. 2 strongside defensive end prospect in his class. Labelled New Jersey's most sought-after recruit since Eugene Monroe in 2005, Hamilton picked Rutgers over Miami (FL).
Described as the "gem of the highest-rated recruiting class in Rutgers history", Hamilton was the only true freshman in the regular rotation on offense or defense in 2012. He was named a captain for the 2014 season as a junior. He was named defensive MVP at the team's awards banquet. Hamilton is currently a labor & employment relations major.
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- Rutgers' Darius Hamilton impressing despite less than gaudy statistics
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- Kisch, Justin (October 12, 2018). "Salt Lake Stallions Player Spotlight: Dia'Vante Brown, Defensive Lineman". 365 Sports Network. Retrieved February 5, 2019.