Adrian Hamilton

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Adrian Hamilton
Adrian Hamilton on sidelines at SB XLVII.jpg
Hamilton on the sidelines during Super Bowl XLVII.
No. 51     San Diego Chargers
Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-11-29) November 29, 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Dallas (TX) Carter
College: Prairie View A&M
Undrafted in 2012
Debuted in 2012 for the Baltimore Ravens
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles 1
Sacks 0
Forced fumbles 0
[Interception]s 0
Stats at

Adrian Charles Hamilton[1] (born November 29, 1987) is an American football outside linebacker who currently plays for the San Diego Chargers of National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas Tech University as a freshman then at Prairie View A&M University for his junior and senior seasons. In 2012, Hamilton signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent.

He has also played for the Baltimore Ravens.

College career[edit]

Born in Dallas, Texas, Hamilton graduated from David W. Carter High School of Dallas in 2006.[2] Hamilton played college football at Prairie View A&M. He transferred from Texas Tech to Prairie View A&M for 2010 season.[3]

In his freshman year (2007), Hamilton recorded 4 tackles for the season.[4] On November 17, 2007 In the regular season finale against No. 3 ranked Oklahoma in which Hamilton had 2 tackles as Texas Tech wins the game 34-27.[5]

On August 2008, the Texas Tech Red Raiders dismissed Hamilton for violating team rules.[6]

In 2009, Hamilton did not play College football for academic reasons.[7]

In his Junior year (2010) with Prairie View A&M, Hamilton finished the season with 27 tackles and 5.5 sacks.[4]

In his Senior year (2011), Hamilton notched 81 tackles and a school record 22 sacks for the season.[4] On December 6, 2011, He shared 2011 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Defensive Player of the Year with Grambling State linebacker Cliff Exama.[8] After the season, he was selected to the 2011 all-SWAC defensive first team.[9] The Football Championship Subdivision also recognized Hamilton as Defensive Player of the Year in 2011.[10]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On April 29, 2012, Hamilton signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an Undrafted free agent.[11][12] On August 25, 2012, In a preseason game against the St. Louis Rams, Hamilton had a sack on Kellen Clemens.[13] On August 30, 2012, Hamilton was released.[14][15]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

On September 3, 2012, Hamilton signed with Baltimore Ravens to join the Practice squad.[16][17] On December 22, 2012, Hamilton was promoted to the active roster after the team placed Jameel McClain on Injured Reserve.[18] Hamilton played in the final two regular season games of the Ravens' Super Bowl XLVII championship season and made one tackle; he was inactive for the postseason.[19] On August 25, 2013, he was placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2013 NFL season.[20] On June 17, 2014, He was waived.[21][22]

San Diego Chargers[edit]

On July 22, 2014, Hamilton signed with San Diego Chargers.[23]


  1. ^ "ESPN Profile". 
  2. ^ "Adrian Hamilton profile". Fox Sports. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Prairie View DE Hamilton taking control of spotlight". Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "Adrian Hamilton Scouting report". Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "(3) Oklahoma 27, Texas Tech 34 Box Score". Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "DE dismissed from team". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. August 14, 2008. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Trying to beat the odds — again". Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "2011 All-SWAC Football Teams Announced". Retrieved 6 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "Lum, Hamilton Lead 2011 CSJ All-America Team". Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Adrian Hamilton". Baltimore Ravens. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Undrafted free-agent deals for all 32 NFL teams". Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  12. ^ "Cowboys announce undrafted rookie free agents". Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  13. ^ "Ravens rookie linebacker Adrian Hamilton: 'I'm hungry to get to the quarterback'". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  14. ^ "Source: Cowboys release OLB Adrian Hamilton". Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  15. ^ "Cowboys Announce Release Of 23 Players, Roster Trimmed To 53". Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  16. ^ "Ravens Add Pass Rusher To Practice Squad". Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "Cut By Cowboys, LB Hamilton Joins Ravens Practice Squad". Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  18. ^ "Ravens put McClain on IR, elevate Hamilton". Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  19. ^
  20. ^ "Ravens Place OLB Adrian Hamilton On Injured Reserve". Retrieved August 25, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Ravens Waive WR Aaron Mellette, OLB Adrian Hamilton". Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Ravens cut Aaron Mellette, Adrian Hamilton". Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Linebacker Adrian Hamilton Joins Bolts". Retrieved July 22, 2014. 

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