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2006: Appeared in only five games, starting three times, missing the majority of the year with a knee injury ... Career high six receptions against both UTEP (4-64 yards) and Wisconsin (4-26 yards) ... Career-best 36-yard reception versus UTEP ... 20 carries against the Miners and 11 versus the Badgers ... Ran for 53 yards on 16 carries versus Utah and also added three receptions for 12 yards ... Missed the three games due to a torn meniscus in his left knee suffered in the Utah game ... Dressed but did not play against Air Force ... Returned from injury against Cal Poly, logging four carries for 24 yards, and Wyoming, when he carried three times for nine yards ... Missed the last four games due to injury.
2005: Ended the season with over 100 yards on the ground in three straight contests ... Had 110 yards rushing in the finale with Hawai'i, scoring a fourth-quarter TD ... Ran for 154 yards, including 72 in the first quarter, on 27 carries in the win over Wyoming ... Scored a touchdown in the third quarter and caught four passes for 16 yards against the Cowboys ... Had 108 yards on 21 carries, including a 47-yard TD at Colorado State ... Did not play at Utah (inj.), before returning to action against New Mexico and TCU ... Season-high 30 carries for 161 yards and a pair of TDs in the win over BYU ... Career-long 53-yard run versus the Cougars ... Balanced effort against San Jose State, rushing for 72 yards and a touchdown and catching four passes ... Rushed 15 times for 65 yards and scored on a three-yard touchdown run against Air Force ... Returned to action for the first time since 2003, carrying the ball 24 times for 82 yards against UCLA ... Scored a pair of one-yard touchdowns and also tied a team game high with five receptions (35 yards).
2003: Had his sensational freshman season ended prematurely by a broken ankle in the fourth quarter of the 10th game of the year at UNLV with two games remaining on the Aztec schedule ... Still finished No. 18 nationally and second in the Mountain West with 108.7 rushing yards per game ... Finished with 1,087 yards, the 11th best total in Aztec history ... Was second nationally among freshmen that year ... Was third in the Mountain West with 118.7 all-purpose yards per game and ranked 47th nationally in that category ... Became the first freshman in Aztec history to run for 100 yards in a season opener when he ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns against Eastern Washington ... Ran for 107 yards on 22 carries at Texas-El Paso and also had 26 receiving yards against the Miners ... Best game of the year was a 220-yard effort on 31 carries against Samford, setting a Mountain West single-game rushing record for freshmen ... Ran for 218 yards on 40 totes in the 25-20 win over Wyoming ... The 40 carries are tied for fourth most by an Aztec in a game ... Was headed for another 100-yard effort at UNLV (94 yards) when his season ended ... Had a 48-yard run against Samford and a 47-yarder at UTEP ... Hamilton's 234 carries rank ninth on SDSU's single-season list.
High School: Ran for 1,038 yards as a senior and 1,197 yards during his junior season ... Rushed for 29 touchdowns over those two seasons... Named to virtually every honor team, including all-league, all-area and the Long Beach Press-Telegram Best of the West squad ... Was considered among the top three prep running backs in the west ... Earned four varsity letters in football, track, and two in basketball ... Listed by almost every recruiting service as one of the nation's top 15 running backs and one of the top players in the west ... A SuperPrep All-America selection ... That publication considered him the 11th-best prospect in California ... No. 22 among prospects in the West by Rivals.com and analyst Tom Lemming placed him 14th among the nation's running backs.
Personal: Born Aug. 5, 1985, in Stockton ... Son of Leo and Veronica Hamilton ... Majoring in sociology ... Has a second cousin, Frank Strong, who played for the San Francisco 49ers and is a cousin of current Aztec Brian Spinks ... Had his choice of colleges, including Michigan, Oregon, Southern California, UCLA and Colorado.
Hamilton's Career Statistics Rushing Receiving