Adrian Hamilton

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Adrian Hamilton
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Hamilton on the sidelines during Super Bowl XLVII.
Free agent
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1987-11-29) November 29, 1987 (age 31)
Dallas, Texas
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Dallas Carter (Dallas, Texas)
College:Prairie View A&M
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Forced fumbles:0
Player stats at
Career CFL statistics
Fumble recoveries:--
Career Arena statistics
Pass breakups:4
Player stats at

Adrian Hamilton[1] (born November 29, 1987) is an American football outside linebacker who is currently a free agent. 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.

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]

In 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 also breaking FCS single season sack record held by Colts Robert Mathis.[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/Steel[edit]

Texas Revolution[edit]

He was released on May 31, 2017.


  1. ^ "ESPN Profile".
  2. ^ "Adrian Hamilton profile". Fox Sports. Retrieved February 20, 2013.
  3. ^ "Prairie View DE Hamilton taking control of spotlight". Retrieved October 14, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c "Adrian Hamilton Scouting report". Archived from the original on July 20, 2012. Retrieved September 8, 2012.
  5. ^ "(3) Oklahoma 27, Texas Tech 34 Box Score". Retrieved September 10, 2012.
  6. ^ "DE dismissed from team". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. August 14, 2008. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
  7. ^ "Trying to beat the odds — again". Archived from the original on May 22, 2013. Retrieved March 15, 2012.
  8. ^ "2011 All-SWAC Football Teams Announced". Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  9. ^ "Lum, Hamilton Lead 2011 CSJ All-America Team". Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2012.
  10. ^ "Adrian Hamilton" (PDF). Baltimore Ravens. Retrieved February 18, 2013.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Undrafted free-agent deals for all 32 NFL teams". Retrieved April 30, 2012.
  12. ^ "Cowboys announce undrafted rookie free agents". Retrieved April 30, 2012.
  13. ^ "Ravens rookie linebacker Adrian Hamilton: 'I'm hungry to get to the quarterback'". Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  14. ^ "Source: Cowboys release OLB Adrian Hamilton". Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  15. ^ "Cowboys Announce Release Of 23 Players, Roster Trimmed To 53". Retrieved August 31, 2012.
  16. ^ "Ravens Add Pass Rusher To Practice Squad". Archived from the original on September 5, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2012.
  17. ^ "Cut By Cowboys, LB Hamilton Joins Ravens Practice Squad". Retrieved September 3, 2012.
  18. ^ "Ravens put McClain on IR, elevate Hamilton". Retrieved December 22, 2012.
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  20. ^ "Ravens Place OLB Adrian Hamilton On Injured Reserve". Archived from the original on August 27, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2013.
  21. ^ "Ravens Waive WR Aaron Mellette, OLB Adrian Hamilton". Archived from the original on June 18, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  22. ^ "Ravens cut Aaron Mellette, Adrian Hamilton". Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  23. ^ "Linebacker Adrian Hamilton Joins Bolts". Archived from the original on July 25, 2014. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
  24. ^ "Chargers Trim Roster; Waive 11 Players". Archived from the original on August 27, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014.

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