Michael Hamlin

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Michael Hamlin
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-11-21) November 21, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Lamar, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
College: Clemson
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 166
Debuted in 2009 for the Dallas Cowboys
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2007)
  • First-team All-ACC (2008)
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Michael Hamlin (born November 21, 1985) is a former American football safety in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Clemson. He has also been a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Early years[edit]

Hamlin played high school football at Lamar High School where he twice received All-State honors and was also a three-time All-Region selection. He played college football at Clemson University. As a junior he registered 80 tackles, 4 interceptions and 6 passes defensed. In his last year of elegibility, he registered 96 tackles, 6 interceptions, 10 passes defensed and one sack. He displayed excellent ball skills in his college career, registering a school-record 14 interceptions and finishing second in career takeaways with 18.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Hamlin was selected in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He suffered a broken wrist in the third preseason game while playing on special teams and remained inactive for the first 9 games until November 22, 2009.[2]

He was waived on October 12, 2010, after the team decided to give more playing time to rookies Akwasi Owusu-Ansah and Danny McCray.[3]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Hamlin was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad on October 15, 2010.[4] He was promoted to the active roster on December 7 and played in 4 games. He was released on August 25, 2011.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

On August 29, 2011, he was signed by the Indianapolis Colts.[5] He was released on September 3.

Washington Redskins[edit]

The Washington Redskins signed him to their practice on December 20, 2011.[6] He was waived on September 1, 2012.

Personal life[edit]

His brothers Markee and Marquais, played safety for South Carolina State University. In 2013 he was a grad assistant at Clemson University.[7]