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#91 - DARIUS HAMILTON
DL | JR. | 6-4 | 260
DON BOSCO PREP
WEST PATERSON, N.J.

2013:  Played in and started 12 games on the defensive line ... named All-American Athletic Conference Third Team by Phil Steele ... finished first on the team with 11.5 TFLs and second on the with 4.5 sacks ... award the David Bender Trophy as the top defensive lineman at the team banquet ... recorded six total tackles and 1.5 TFLs against Notre Dame in the Pinstripe Bowl (12/28) ... recorded a fumble recovery on a muffed snap versus USF (12/7) in addition to a sack ... had 1.5 TFLs on four tackles at UConn (11/30) ... resumed play at UCF (11/21), picking up eight tackles with 2.5 sacks ... missed first career game against Cincinnati (11/16), snapping a streak of 21 straight ... totaled five tackles, one pass breakup and one hurry versus Temple (11/2) ... collected first career sack on an intentional grounding call against Houston (10/26) ... made two tackles at Louisville (10/10) ... picked up three tackles, two quarterback hurries and forced a fumble in the end zone that led to a defensive touchdown at SMU (10/5) ... assisted on four tackles (one TFL) versus Arkansas (9/21) ... had five tackles and broke up two passes in the win over Eastern Michigan (9/14) ... recorded four tackles, including 1.5 for loss, in win over Norfolk State (9/7) ... made five tackles in first career start at Fresno State (8/29) ... named to Preseason All-American Athletic Conference Second Team by Phil Steele and Athlon ... saw action in the spring at both defensive tackle and defensive end.

2012: Named to Preseason All-BIG EAST Third Team by Phil Steele … played in 12 contests … one of three true freshmen to see playing time in the season-opening 24-12 win at Tulane (9/1) … four tackles in the 26-0 win vs. Howard (9/8) for the first stops of his career “On the Banks” … three tackles, including a career-best 1.0 tackle-for-loss, in the 35-10 victory at Temple (10/20) … five tackles in the Kent State game (10/27) to set a new personal-best … three tackles in the 28-7 win vs. Army (11/10) … recorded two tackles, including 0.5 tackles-for-loss, in the 10-3 victory at Cincinnati (11/17).

Prior to Rutgers: Three-year letterwinner for head coach Greg Toal at Don Bosco Prep … key member of a Don Bosco team that won its 46th-consecutive game and sixth-consecutive Non-Public Group 4 title with a 42-14 victory over archrival Bergen Catholic at MetLife Stadium … guided an Ironmen squad to a 11-0 record as a senior, including a No. 1 national ranking in several polls, including USA Today … highly-decorated player who was Rivals.com National Defensive Player of the Year … USA Today All-America First Team selection on defense … U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection … five-star recruit according to Rivals.com and Scout.com … listed as the No. 11 overall player in the nation and the No. 2 defensive end in the country by Rivals.com … rated the No. 6 defensive end nationally by Scout.com … rated by most recruiting services as the top player in the Garden State … second-straight year the top New Jersey prospect signed with Rutgers (Savon Huggins in 2011) … finished senior season with 72 tackles, 21 sacks and an interception … four sacks in the state championship victory … SI.com All-America First Team selection on defense … state defensive player of the year as a senior by the Star-LedgerESPNU Top 150 recruit … MSG Varsity All-Metro First Team selection … SuperPrep All-American … rated the No. 3 defensive lineman in the nation by SuperPrep … father Keith spent his entire 12-year career in the NFL with the New York Giants … one of two Ironmen to sign with the Scarlet Knights (Leonte Carroo) in 2012 … former high school teammate of current Scarlet Knight Gary Nova … born 12/29/93.

SEASON
GP-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL-YDS
SACKS
INT
FF-FR
PBU
BLK
2012
13-0
4
13
17
1.5-2
0.0
0
0-0
0
0
2013
12-12
20
28
48
11.5-43
4.5
0
1-1
3
0
TOTAL
25-12
24
41
65
13-45
4.5
0
1-1
3
0
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