Devery Hamilton

American football player
American football player
Devery Hamilton
No. 67 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1998-04-19) April 19, 1998 (age 25)
Stuttgart, Germany
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:311 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:Gilman (MD)
College:Stanford (2016-2019)
Duke (2020)
Undrafted:2021
Career history
  • Las Vegas Raiders (2021)*
  • New York Giants (2021–2022)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2024–present)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Games played:9
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Devery Bernard Hamilton Jr.[1] (born April 19, 1998) is a German-born American football offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Stanford and Duke and was signed by the Las Vegas Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2021.

Early life and education

Hamilton was born on April 19, 1998, in Stuttgart, Germany.[2] He lived there until he was 9 years old, when his family moved to Maryland.[3] He was "big" for his age, and several people said that he would be a good football player, although he didn't even know what the sport was.[3] "A few people would say that and I was like, I really don't know what it is," Hamilton said.[3] "Then I saw an ad for a football team when I was at the barber shop and asked my dad, 'can you call and see if I can get into this? I want to try it.'"[3]

Several years later, Hamilton was a star football player at Gilman School in Baltimore, earning four varsity letters and all-state honors in the sport. He was named a four-star prospect by Scout.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports. Scout.com ranked him the 10th-best offensive tackle nationally.[3]

After graduating from high school, Hamilton committed to the University of Michigan, but then swapped his commitment to Stanford, despite agreeing to play for the Michigan Wolverines.[4] As a freshman with the Stanford Cardinal in 2016, he did not see any action.[1] In 2017 as a sophomore, he earned Pac-12 All-Academic honors while playing in 12 games.[1]

In his junior season, 2018, Hamilton started six games, three at left guard, two at right guard and one at left tackle while earning second-team Pac-12 All-Academic honors.[1] He started in the first four games of the 2019 season before suffering a season-ending ankle injury.[5]

Hamilton transferred to Duke for the 2020 season.[6] In one season with the school, he started all 11 games and helped block for an offense that averaged 397.7 yards of offense per game.[5] Although he had a remaining year of eligibility in 2021, he decided to declare for the NFL Draft.[7]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 6+58 in
(2.00 m)
311 lb
(141 kg)
33 in
(0.84 m)
10+18 in
(0.26 m)
5.27 s 1.74 s 2.99 s 4.89 s 7.81 s 33.5 in
(0.85 m)
9 ft 4 in
(2.84 m)
21 reps
All values from Pro Day[8]

Las Vegas Raiders

After going unselected in the 2021 NFL Draft, Hamilton was signed by the Las Vegas Raiders as an undrafted free agent.[9] He was released on August 6, but re-signed on August 23.[10][11] He was waived on August 30, as part of the final roster cuts.[12] The following day, Hamilton was signed to the Raiders' practice squad.[13] He was released from the practice squad on September 24.[14]

New York Giants

Hamilton was signed to the practice squad of the New York Giants on October 13, 2021.[15] On January 10, 2022, he was signed to a reserve/future contract by the Giants.[16]

Hamilton impressed in the 2022 training camp and made the final roster as New York's ninth offensive lineman.[17][18] He made his NFL debut in week one against the Tennessee Titans.[2] On November 14, 2022, he was waived and the next day he signed to their practice squad.[19][20] On November 23, he was promoted to the active roster, then waived two days later and re-signed back to the practice squad.[21] He signed a reserve/future contract on January 22, 2023.[22] He was waived/injured on August 15.[23]

Pittsburgh Steelers

On January 17, 2024, Hamilton signed a reserve/futures contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.[24]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Devery Hamilton". gostanford.com. Stanford Cardinal.
  2. ^ a b "Devery Hamilton". Pro-Football-Reference.com.
  3. ^ a b c d e Snyder, Mark (July 2, 2015). "Football seemed inevitable for U-M commit Hamilton". Detroit Free Press.
  4. ^ Chiari, Mike (January 30, 2016). "Devery Hamilton Switches Commitment from Michigan to Stanford". Bleacher Report.
  5. ^ a b "Devery Hamilton". goduke.com. Duke Blue Devils.
  6. ^ Watson, John (February 3, 2020). "Stanford OT transfer Devery Hamilton commits to Duke". 247Sports.
  7. ^ Rowe, Adam (January 5, 2021). "Duke OT Devery Hamilton declares for NFL Draft". 247Sports.
  8. ^ "2021 Draft Scout Devery Hamilton, Duke NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved March 24, 2023.
  9. ^ Fang, Heidi (June 3, 2021). "Raiders' Devery Hamilton not your typical NFL rookie". Las Vegas Review-Journal.
  10. ^ Bouda, Nate (August 6, 2021). "Raiders Sign RB Bo Scarbrough, Waive OT Devery Hamilton". nfltraderumors.co.
  11. ^ Kudo, Hikaru (August 24, 2021). "Raiders Re-Sign Tackle Devery Hamilton". Sports Illustrated.
  12. ^ "Raiders finalize initial 53-man roster for 2021 season". raiders.com. Las Vegas Raiders. August 31, 2021.
  13. ^ "Raiders announce practice squad additions". raiders.com. Las Vegas Raiders. September 1, 2021.
  14. ^ Bouda, Nate (September 24, 2021). "Raiders Re-Sign LB Marquel Lee To PS, Release OT Devery Hamilton". nfltraderumors.co.
  15. ^ Benton, Dan (October 13, 2021). "Giants sign Devery Hamilton to practice squad, work out Forrest Lamp". USA Today.
  16. ^ "Devery Hamilton". giants.com. New York Giants.
  17. ^ Valentine, Ed (August 16, 2022). "Devery Hamilton making strong bid for Giants' swing tackle job". bigblueview.com. SB Nation.
  18. ^ Eisen, Michael (August 31, 2022). "New York Giants announce 53-man roster for 2022". giants.com. New York Giants.
  19. ^ Eisen, Michael (November 14, 2022). "DL Henry Mondeaux signed off practice squad; CB Rodarius Williams activated". Giants.com.
  20. ^ Citak, Matt (November 15, 2022). "Giants sign DL Vernon Butler to practice squad". Giants.com.
  21. ^ Salomone, Dan (November 23, 2022). "Giants sign OL Devery Hamilton, DB Trenton Thompson to active roster". Giants.com.
  22. ^ "Giants sign 10 to reserve/future contracts". Giants.com. January 22, 2023.
  23. ^ "Giants claim LB Ray Wilborn off waivers from Denver Broncos; OT Devery Hamilton waived/injured". giants.com. Retrieved August 15, 2023.
  24. ^ Varley, Teresa (January 17, 2024). "Steelers sign 17 to Reserve/Future contracts". Steelers.com. Retrieved January 17, 2024.

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