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The 45 Most Valuable Rebels of 2014: No. 26 Woodrow Hamilton

The 2014 Ole Miss football season is just around the corner. Now that we have hit the 45 day mark until kickoff, we are going to countdown the most valuable Rebel players this season. Their rankings are based on their positions and how much of an impact they will bring to the table. Today on the countdown is…

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Woodrow Hamilton

DT, Raleigh, MS


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Class: Junior
Height/Weight: 6-3/315
Bio: Woodrow Hamilton came to Ole Miss as apart of the 2011 signing class. He was a SuperPrep All-Region pick and rated the No. 18 player in Mississippi. Hamilton was listed on The Clarion-Ledger’s Top 25 Recruits list.He was rated the state’s No. 19 player by Rivals.com. Hamilton was ranked the No. 84 defensive tackle in the nation by ESPN.com. Hamilton posted 65 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, six QB sacks and two blocked punts as a senior in high school.

2013 Season: Woodrow Hamilton made his first career start in the season opening game against Vanderbilt. In that game Hamilton assisted with a tackle. Against SEMO, Hamilton posted a career-high five stops (three solo). He made three stops (one solo) against Texas, two stops (one solo) and a quarterback hurry against Alabama, and five stops (three solo) against LSU. Against Idaho, Hamilton tailed in three tackles, a sack, and broke up a pass. He made three tackles (one solo) against Arkansas and three stops (two solo) against Missouri. In the game against Mississippi State, Hamilton produced a career high tie of five tackles (three solo), including half a tackle for a loss. He would assist in a tackle in the bowl win over Georgia Tech.

The Value: Woodrow Hamilton is a big value to the Ole Miss defensive line. He is projected to back-up Issac Gross at nose tackle in the upcoming season. It has been noted by Coach Hugh Freeze that Hamilton may not be healthy right away, but is expected to be ready not long after the Boise State game. Hamilton had a very successful season last year with 31 total tackles. If he can remain healthy and free of injury, Hamilton could have a very successful season.

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