Derrick Hamilton
No. 88     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-11-30) November 30, 1981 (age 39)
Place of birth: Dillon, South Carolina
Career information
College: Clemson
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 3 / Pick: 77
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* San Francisco 49ers ( 2004 2005)
Career highlights and awards
* Second-team SN Freshman All-American (2001)
  • Academic All-ACC (2001)
Stats at
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Derrick T. Hamilton (born November 30, 1981) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Clemson.

Hamilton was also a member of the Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Texans, Denver Broncos and Toronto Argonauts.

Early years

Hamilton played his high school football at Dillon High School. His senior season in high school, Hamilton had more interceptions returned for touchdowns than receptions returned for touchdowns. His high school career totals were 36 catches for 745 yds and 9 touchdowns. This was mainly because his high school team mostly ran the ball. He had eight kickoffs returned for scores (plus eight more returned for touchdowns that were called back for penalties), and eight INT's with 3 returned for scores.

Professional career

San Francisco 49ers

Hamilton never caught a pass in his time with the 49ers and played in only the final two games of his rookie season (2004). Hamilton tore a ligament in his left knee during a summer workout and did not play a down in his second year in the NFL (2005).

While supposedly nursing his damaged knee, Hamilton did not participate in summer training activities. Early in training camp, Hamilton injured his hamstring and barely participated in workouts.

On August 11, of the 2006 San Francisco 49ers season, Hamilton was waived without ever catching a single pass.

Atlanta Falcons

After being signed by the Atlanta Falcons on March 15, 2007, he was waived on June 12, 2007.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On October 24, 2007, Hamilton was signed to the practice squad of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following a season-ending injury to wide receiver Mark Jones. Hamilton was released a week later.

Houston Texans

On November 21, 2007, Hamilton was signed to the Houston Texans' practice squad and remained there through the end of the 2007 season before becoming a free agent.

Denver Broncos

On February 11, 2008, Hamilton was signed by the Denver Broncos. He was waived on April 15, just one day after the team added receiver Samie Parker.

Toronto Argonauts

On January 29, 2009, Hamilton was signed by the Toronto Argonauts.[1] He was released on June 7, 2009.


  1. Koshan, Terry (January 29, 2009). "Argos sign Hamilton". Edmonton Sun. Retrieved January 30, 2009.[dead link]

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