Woodrow Hamilton

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Woodrow Hamilton
No. 78 – Carolina Panthers
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1992-12-20) December 20, 1992 (age 26)
Raleigh, Mississippi
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Raleigh (Raleigh, Mississippi)
College:Ole Miss
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles:3
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Woodrow Hamilton (born December 20, 1992) is an American football defensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ole Miss.

College career[edit]

Hamilton played in 47 games with 25 starts at nose tackle and finished with 83 tackles and three sacks and one pass defensed for Mississippi. As a senior, he started all 12 games and totaled 29 tackles and one sack.

Professional career[edit]

New England Patriots[edit]

Hamilton was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent following the 2016 NFL Draft.[1] On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Patriots as part of final roster cuts and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[2][3] He was promoted to the active roster on October 8, 2016.[4] On December 21, he was released by the Patriots and was re-signed to the practice squad.[5][6] On February 5, 2017, Hamilton's Patriots appeared in Super Bowl LI. In the game, the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 34–28 in overtime.[7]

On February 7, 2017, Hamilton signed a futures contract with the Patriots.[8] On September 2, 2017, Hamilton was waived/injured by the Patriots and placed on injured reserve.[9] He was released with an injury settlement on September 4.

New Orleans Saints[edit]

On October 10, 2017, Hamilton was signed to the New Orleans Saints' practice squad.[10] He was promoted to the active roster on January 10, 2018.[11]

On September 1, 2018, Hamilton was waived by the Saints and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[12][13] He was released on September 27, 2018.[14]

New York Giants[edit]

On December 12, 2018, Hamilton was signed to the New York Giants practice squad.[15]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

On December 31, 2018, Hamilton signed a reserve/future contract with the Carolina Panthers.[16]


  1. ^ "Patriots sign eight of their nine 2016 Draft picks; Sign eight rookie free agents; Release Joey Iosefa". Patriots.com. May 6, 2016.
  2. ^ "Patriots reach the 53-man roster limit". Patriots.com. September 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "Patriots sign eight players to the practice squad". Patriots.com. September 5, 2016.
  4. ^ "QB Tom Brady and DL Rob Ninkovich activated to the 53-man roster; Sign DL Woodrow Hamilton to the 53-man roster from the practice squad; Release G Jonathan Cooper". Patriots.com. October 8, 2016.
  5. ^ "Jacoby Brissett activated to the 53-man roster; Woodrow Hamilton released". Patriots.com. December 21, 2016.
  6. ^ "Patriots sign DL Woodrow Hamilton to the practice squad". Patriots.com. December 23, 2016.
  7. ^ "Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons - February 5th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  8. ^ "Patriots sign nine to future contracts". Patriots.com. February 7, 2017.
  9. ^ "Patriots reach 53-man limit". Patriots.com. September 2, 2017.
  10. ^ Williams, Charean (October 10, 2017). "Saints waive Gabe Martin". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  11. ^ "Saints add offensive, defensive linemen to active roster". USAToday.com. January 10, 2018.
  12. ^ "New Orleans Saints make roster reductions to 53". NewOrleansSaints.com. September 1, 2018.
  13. ^ "New Orleans Saints announce roster moves". NewOrleansSaints.com. September 2, 2018.
  14. ^ "Saints Release DT Woodrow Hamilton From PS, Sign DT Tomasi Laulile". NFL Trade Rumors. September 27, 2018.
  15. ^ "Giants sign DL Woodrow Hamilton to practice squad, release P Brock Miller". Giants Wire. USA Today. December 12, 2018.
  16. ^ "Panthers sign 13 players to future contracts". Panthers.com. December 31, 2018.

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