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Victor Hampton
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-03-12) March 12, 1992 (age 28)
Place of birth: Charlotte, North Carolina
Career information
College: South Carolina
Undrafted in 2014
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Cincinnati Bengals ( 2014)*
Career highlights and awards

Victor Hampton (born March 12, 1992) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at South Carolina, and has been a member of the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Giants, and Baltimore Ravens.

Early yearsEdit

He moved to Darlington, South Carolina to play his senior season at Darlington High School, after being dismissed from Independence High School in Charlotte, North Carolina.[1] He recorded 50 tackles and three interceptions as a senior, and also scored six touchdowns on offense despite only playing in six games due to eligibility issues following his transfer. At Independence, he had 50 tackles and 10 interceptions as a junior. He played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated as the 6th best cornerback prospect in the nation.[2] He accepted a scholarship offer from South Carolina over offers from Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee.[3]

College careerEdit

Hampton redshirted as a true freshman. In 2011, he played in 10 games, recording 14 tackles, one interception and three pass breakups. He also returned kicks, averaging 25.4 yards on seven kickoffs. In 2012, he played in all 13 games, recording 40 tackles, one interception and tied for the team high with six pass breakups. In 2013, he started all 13 games, setting career highs in tackles (51), tackles for loss (5), interceptions (3) and pass break ups (9).

Following the season, Hampton decided to forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.[4]

Professional careerEdit

Hampton was not selected in the 2014 NFL Draft.

He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Bengals on June 10, 2014, but was later cut. On October 14, 2014, he signed with the New York Giants, becoming a member of their practice squad.[5]

He signed with the Baltimore Ravens in January 2015, and was released on March 2 after being arrested for driving under the influence.[6]

Hampton was drafted 30th overall in the 2016 Major League Football draft in the fourth round.

He participated in The Spring League Showcase game in July 2017.[7]

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