Rodney Hampton

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Rodney Hampton
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No. 27
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-04-03) April 3, 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Career information
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24
Debuted in 1990 for the New York Giants
Last played in 1997 for the New York Giants
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1997
Rushing yards 6,897
Average 3.8
Touchdowns 49
Stats at NFL.com

Rodney Craig Hampton (born April 3, 1969)[1][2] is a former professional American football player who was drafted by the New York Giants in the first round of the 1990 NFL Draft. He was a starting running back for the 1990 New York Giants who finished the year at 13-3 during the regular season while winning Super Bowl XXV on January 27, 1991.

Biography[edit]

A 6'0", 215 lbs. running back from the University of Georgia by way of Kashmere High School in Houston, Texas, Rodney Hampton played his entire career with the Giants from 1990–1997.[2][3] A two-time Pro Bowl selection in 1992 and 1993, his 6,897 career rushing yards stood as the most in Giants history until Tiki Barber surpassed that mark in the 2004 NFL season. Hampton was a member of the Giants team that won Super Bowl XXV.

After his rookie season was cut short due to injury, Hampton emerged as the team's most consistent offensive weapon over the next five seasons. He broke the 1,000 yard mark each year from 1991–1995.[2][3] Following two disappointing years in 1996 and 1997, including rumors of a possible trade to the San Francisco 49ers, he retired, although he does make appearances at many Giants' charity events.

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Statistics[edit]

Hampton's stats for the Georgia Bulldogs
Rushing Receiving
YEAR ATT YDS AVG LNG TD NO. YDS AVG LNG TD
1987 126 890 7.1 50 4 10 133 13.3 36 2
1988 128 719 5.6 56 6 10 86 8.6 13 1
1989 218 1,059 4.9 36 12 26 219 8.4 29 0
Totals 472 2,668 5.7 50 22 46 438 9.5 36 3

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Hampton's stats in the NFL
Rushing Receiving
YEAR TEAM ATT YDS AVG LNG TD NO. YDS AVG LNG TD
1990 NYG 109 455 4.2 41 2 32 274 8.6 27 2
1991 NYG 256 1,059 4.1 44 10 43 283 6.6 19 0
1992 NYG 257 1,141 4.4 63 14 28 215 7.7 31 0
1993 NYG 292 1,077 3.7 20 5 18 210 11.7 62 0
1994 NYG 327 1,075 3.3 27 6 14 103 7.4 17 0
1995 NYG 306 1,182 3.9 32 10 24 142 5.9 18 0
1996 NYG 254 827 3.3 25 1 15 82 5.5 16 0
1997 NYG 23 81 3.5 22 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 1,824 6,897 3.8 63 49 174 1,309 7.5 62 2

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/H/HampRo00.htm - Rodney hampton NFL & AFL Football Statistics|Pro-Football-Reference.com
  2. ^ a b c http://www.nfl.com/players/rodneyhampton/profile?id=HAM780239
  3. ^ a b http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=HamptRod01 - Rodney Hampton Past Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards - databasefootball.com
  4. ^ "1991 Georgia Bulldogs". TotalFootballStats.com. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Rodney Hampton". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 12 August 2012.