|Date of birth:November 30, 1981|
|Place of birth: Dillon, South Carolina|
|NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 3 / Pick: 77|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* San Francisco 49ers ( 2004– 2005)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Second-team SN Freshman All-American (2001)
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at CFL.ca|
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 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.
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.
After being signed by the Atlanta Falcons on March 15, 2007, he was waived on June 12, 2007.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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.
- Koshan, Terry (January 29, 2009). "Argos sign Hamilton". Edmonton Sun. http://www.edmontonsun.com/Sports/Football/2009/01/29/8194071.html. Retrieved January 30, 2009.[dead link]
- Clemson Tigers bio
- Denver Broncos bio[dead link]
- San Francisco 49ers bio[dead link]
- Toronto Argonauts bio