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Darius Hamilton (born December 29, 1993) is an American football defensive end for the Salt Lake Stallions of the Alliance of American Football (AAF). He attended Rutgers University.

Darius Hamilton
No. 91 – Salt Lake Stallions
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
Roster status:Active
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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