Ben Hamilton

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Ben Hamilton
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At a game in Denver in November, 2009.
No. 50
Guard / Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-08-18) August 18, 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 290 lb (132 kg)
Career information
High school: Plymouth (MN) Wayzata
College: Minnesota
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 4 / Pick: 113
Debuted in 2002 for the Denver Broncos
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played 118
Games started 110
Fumbles recovered 2
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Benjamin Thomas Hamilton (born August 18, 1977) is a former American college and professional football player who was a guard and center in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons. He played college football for the University of Minnesota, and was a two-time consensus All-American. The Denver Broncos picked him in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft, and he played professionally for the Broncos and Seattle Seahawks of the NFL.

Early years[edit]

Hamilton was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of former Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Wes Hamilton. He attended Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minnesota, and was all-state selection in football. He graduated in 1996.

College career[edit]

He attended the University of Minnesota, where he played for the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team from 1996 to 2000. He was a two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection, and was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American in 1999 and 2000.[1]

Professional career[edit]

He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. After playing his entire career with the Broncos, Hamilton signed with the Seattle Seahawks on April 20, 2010.[2]

On November 2, Hamilton was placed on injured reserve.[3] On December 22, Hamilton was waived from the injury list.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 NCAA Football Records Book, Award Winners, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, p. 11 (2011). Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  2. ^ "Ben Hamilton signs with Seahawks". ProFootballTalk.com. 
  3. ^ "Hawks place Bryant, Hamilton on season-ending IR". The News Tribune. 
  4. ^ "Ben Hamilton waived from injury list". NBC Sports.