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Darius Hamilton (born December 29, 1993) is an American football defensive end who is a free agent. He attended Rutgers University.

Darius Hamilton
Free agent
Position:Defensive End
Personal information
Born: (1993-12-29) December 29, 1993 (age 25)
Woodland Park, New Jersey
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:286 lb (130 kg)
Career information
High school:Ramsey (NJ) Don Bosco Prep
College:Rutgers
Undrafted:2017
Career history
Career highlights and awards

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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.[1] Labelled New Jersey's most sought-after recruit since Eugene Monroe in 2005,[2] Hamilton picked Rutgers over Miami (FL).[3]

College careerEdit

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.[4] 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.[5]

Hamilton injured his knee on September 27, 2015, causing him to miss the remainder of the season. He returned to Rutgers for a fifth year, conditional on whether he is granted a redshirt.[6]

Professional careerEdit

In 2018, Hamilton joined the Salt Lake Stallions of the Alliance of American Football.[7]

PersonalEdit

Hamilton is the son of Rosita Collazo and Keith Hamilton, who played twelve years in the National Football League for the New York Giants.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/rankings/rank-2895
  2. ^ a b Stanmyre, Matthew (August 18, 2011). "Darius Hamilton's path to football excellence follows in father Keith's footsteps". The Star-Ledger.
  3. ^ http://www.nj.com/hssports/blog/football/index.ssf/2012/01/darius_hamilton_selects_rutgers.html
  4. ^ Rutgers' Darius Hamilton impressing despite less than gaudy statistics
  5. ^ "91 Darius Hamilton Bio". Scarlet Knights. Rutgers University. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  6. ^ http://www.nj.com/rutgersfootball/index.ssf/2015/11/rutgers_star_darius_hamilton_no_matter_happens_ill.html
  7. ^ Kisch, Justin (October 12, 2018). "Salt Lake Stallions Player Spotlight: Dia'Vante Brown, Defensive Lineman". 365 Sports Network. Retrieved February 5, 2019.

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