Adrian Hamilton

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Adrian Hamilton
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Hamilton on the sidelines during Super Bowl XLVII.
No. 45 Portland AFL Team
Position: Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-11-29) November 29, 1987 (age 28)
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: 2012
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 1
Sacks: 0
Forced fumbles: 0
Interceptions: 0
Player stats at
Career CFL statistics
Tackles: --
Sacks: --
Interceptions: --
Fumble recoveries: --
Career Arena statistics
Tackles: 12
Sacks: 1.0
Interceptions: 0
Pass breakups: 4
Player stats at

Adrian Charles Hamilton[1] (born November 29, 1987) is an American football outside linebacker for the Portland AFL Team of the Arena Football League (AFL). 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] The Chargers released Hamilton on August 25, 2014.[24]

Portland Thunder[edit]

On July 8, 2015, Hamilton was assigned to the Portland Thunder of the Arena Football League.


  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" (PDF). 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.  External link in |work= (help)
  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.  External link in |work= (help)
  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.  External link in |work= (help)
  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. 
  24. ^ Chargers Trim Roster; Waive 11 Players

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