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Davon Hamilton

DT

Player profile

  • Height 6-4
  • Weight 310
  • Hometown Pickerington, Ohio
  • Last School Pickerington Central
  • Year Senior

Ohio State Overview: Davon Hamilton is a 40-game veteran defensive tackle who has continued to improve and who will be a key member of a talented and deep defensive tackle unit this season … he is a fifth-year senior … Hamilton started three times last season, vs. Tulane, Penn State and Purdue – and contributed 16 tackles and 3.5 tackles-for-loss, giving him career totals of 38 tackles and 10.5 TFLs … registered a career-best four tackles in the win over Michigan … recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown in the win over No. 16 TCU … a three-year Varsity O letterwinner, Hamilton recorded 12 tackles in 2017 including 4.5 tackles-for-loss and minus-16 yards in losses … had two TFLs vs. Illinois … played in all 13 games in 2016 and was in on 10 tackles after red-shirting the 2015 season as a true freshman … he is majoring in sociology.

More on Davon: Hamilton was one of the final commitments in the 2015 recruiting class … he was a three-year starter on both sides of the ball for coach Jay Sherrett at Pickerington Central High School … he was named first-team Associated Press all-state in 2014 after a 67-tackle, 23-tackle-for-loss season while helping Pickerington to an 11-1 record and into the second round of the state playoffs … also named the Ohio Capital Conference’s Ohio division player of the year and the Division I Central District player of the year … the No. 54 defensive tackle nationally according to Scout, which also listed him as the No. 10 tackle in the region and No. 6 in the state of Ohio … named all-Metro by the Columbus Dispatch … is the son of Sabrina and Damian Hamilton.

DAVON HAMILTON’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

YEAR   G-GS    UA      A      TOT  TFL   YD  SCK     FR

2016       13-0        5       5           10     2.5       9     0.5        1

2017       13-0     10       2           12     4.5    16     0.5        0

2018       14-3        8       8           16     3.5       7     0.0        1

TOT       40-3     23    15           38   10.5    32     1.0        2