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Dominique Taishaun Hatfield (born December 13, 1994) is an American football cornerback for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Utah and signed with the Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2017.

Dominique Hatfield
No. 36 – Los Angeles Rams
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1994-12-13) December 13, 1994 (age 24)
Los Angeles, California
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school:Crenshaw
(Los Angeles, California)
College:Utah
Undrafted:2017
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:6
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:0
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

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Early yearsEdit

Hatfield attended and played high school football at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, California. He recorded 33 receptions, 586 receiving yards, four receiving touchdowns, nine rushing attempts and 100 rushing yards his junior year in 2011. He also totaled 25 tackles and three pass breakups while averaging 29.8 yards on five punt returns. Hatfield recorded eight interceptions his senior year in 2012 while playing both wide receiver and cornerback.[1] He also earned MaxPreps First Team Division I All-State, Los Angeles City Section Defensive Player of the Year and Coliseum League Player of the Year honors in 2012.[1][2]

College careerEdit

Hatfield played for the Utah Utes of the University of Utah from 2013 to 2016. He began his college career as a receiver. He played in 11 games in 2013, catching 4 passes for 84 yards while also returning seven kick returns for 116 yards and recording 7 solo special teams tackles.[1][3] After a season-ending injury to cornerback Reginald Porter in August 2014, Hatfield began to see time at cornerback.[4][5] Hatfield played the first game of the 2014 season as a receiver but converted to cornerback full-time by the second game.[1] He played in 13 games, starting 10, recording 32 solo tackles, 6 tackle assists, 9 pass breakups and 1 interception which was also returned for a touchdown.[6][1] In July 2015, he was suspended indefinitely and later dismissed from the football team after being charged with robbery. He was arrested for aggravated robbery in July 2015 when he allegedly held a man at knifepoint for $180. As a result, head coach Kyle Whittingham dismissed Hatfield from the program for one whole month. The charges were later dropped.[7] In August, he was charged with misdemeanor assault stemming from a fight at a party.[8] After missing the first game of the 2015 season, Hatfield was reinstated by the team.[8][9] He played in 12 games, starting 11, in 2015, recording 27 solo tackles, 6 tackle assists, 2 pass breakups and 4 interceptions, including 1 that was returned for a touchdown.[10][1] He missed the first three games of the 2016 season due to injury. He then played in 9 games, starting 6, totaling 24 solo tackles, 6 tackle assists, 4 pass breakups and 1 interception.[11][1] Hatfield was a team captain in 2016.[12] He did not play in the 2016 Foster Farms Bowl due to an unspecified violation of team rules.[13] Head coach Kyle Whittingham said the violation was not an academic or legal issue and that it "would've merited a one-game suspension in the regular season".[14]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
5 ft 10 in
(1.78 m)
166 lb
(75 kg)
4.61 s 1.68 s 2.75 s 4.28 s 6.95 s 34 in
(0.86 m)
9 ft 6 in
(2.90 m)
All values from Utah Pro Day[15]

Hatfield was rated the 77th best cornerback in the 2017 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com.[15] He signed with the Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted free agent on May 16, 2017.[16] He played in 11 games after making the Rams final roster, but was waived on December 9, 2017 and was re-signed to the practice squad two days later.[17][18] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Rams on January 8, 2018.[19]

On September 1, 2018, Hatfield was waived by the Rams and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[20][21] He was promoted to the active roster on September 26, 2018.[22] He was placed on injured reserve on December 11, 2018 after suffering an ankle injury in Week 14.[23] Without Hatfield, the Rams reached Super Bowl LIII where they lost 13-3 to the New England Patriots.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Dominique Hatfield". UtahUtes.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ Askeland, Kevin (January 23, 2013). "MaxPreps 2012 California Division I All-State High School Football Team". MaxPreps.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "Utah". Static.Pac-12.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ Dixon, Matthew (August 16, 2014). "Utah Loses Cornerback Reginald Porter For Season". usa.vavel.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ Piper, Matthew (August 14, 2014). "Utah football: Utes' secondary feeling the loss of Porter (video)". archive.sltrib.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  6. ^ "Utah". static.pac-12.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  7. ^ "Former Utah cornerback Dominique Hatfield charged with assault". SI.com. August 3, 2015. Archived from the original on October 12, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ a b "Utah's Dominique Hatfield, facing assault charge, reinstated to team". SI.com. September 8, 2015. Archived from the original on October 12, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  9. ^ Brenneisen, Kim (August 29, 2016). "The Road To Redemption For Dominique Hatfield". DailyUtahChronicle.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  10. ^ "Utah". static.pac-12.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  11. ^ "Utah". static.pac-12.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  12. ^ Goon, Kyle (August 22, 2016). "Utah football: Troy Williams, Dominique Hatfield among Utes captains". archive.sltrib.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  13. ^ Roberts, Shane (December 27, 2016). "Utah Starting Corner Dominique Hatfield to miss Foster Farms Bowl". blocku.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  14. ^ Goon, Kyle (December 26, 2016). "Utah football notes: CB Dominique Hatfield won't play in Foster Farms Bowl". archive.sltrib.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  15. ^ a b "Dominique Hatfield". NFLDraftScout.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  16. ^ Langer, Travis (May 16, 2017). "Rams Make Moves to Construct 90-Man Roster". TheRams.com. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  17. ^ Simmons, Myles (December 9, 2017). "Rams Sign Cameron Lynch, Waive Dominique Hatfield". TheRams.com.
  18. ^ Simmons, Myles (December 11, 2017). "Rams Place Webster on Injured Reserve". TheRams.com.
  19. ^ Simmons, Myles (January 8, 2018). "Rams Sign 10 to Futures Contracts". TheRams.com.
  20. ^ "Rams Make Final Round of Cuts". TheRams.com. September 1, 2018.
  21. ^ "Rams Set Initial Practice Squad". TheRams.com. September 2, 2018.
  22. ^ Simmons, Myles (September 26, 2018). "Rams Place Talib on IR, Promote Hatfield from Practice Squad". TheRams.com.
  23. ^ Simmons, Myles (December 11, 2018). "Malcolm Brown, Dominique Hatfield Placed on Injured Reserve". TheRams.com.

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