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Chad Hamilton
Chad Hamilton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Charleston, S.C.

High School:
James Island HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 305

Position:
OL


2012 (So.): Named second team All-Big South ... Made the move from left guard to left tackle ... Started 12 games (missed the first-round playoff win over Bethune-Cookman due to injury) and charged with protecting the blind side for All-Big South quarterback Aramis Hillary ... Helped Coastal rush for over 200 yards in a school-record six straight games, all in conference play ... Overall, Coastal rushed for 2.590 yards - second-most in CCU history - and ranked 25th in the nation in rushing (199.23 ypg) ... Graded out at an impressive 87% for the season thanks to 49 knock-down blocks and allowing just 4.0 sacks in Coastal's 401 pass attempts ... Had standout games at Presbyterian, grading out at 94% as CCU tallied a season-high 625 yards of total offense and in the win over Liberty, grading out at 90%. ... Named to the 2012-13 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year.

2011 (RFr.): Named to the <2011-12 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting a 3.0 GPA for the academic year ... Saw action in all 11 games, starting each of the last four at left guard ... Helped Marcus Whitener rush for 106 yards on 13 carries at Charleston Southern and Travis Small rush for 109 yards on 18 attempts at Western Carolina (Small added 75 yards at CSU and Whitener 65 at WCU) ... Also served on the PAT/FG units.

2010 (Fr.): Redshirted.

Prior to Coastal Carolina: A 2009 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas selection as well as South Carolina's Class AAAA Lower State Lineman of the Year ... Also named to the 2009 Palmetto Champions All-Star Team, the Class AAAA All-State squad by The High School Sports Report and the Post and Courier's All-Lowcountry team after leading James Island to the second round of the playoffs ... Helped lead the team to 2,700 yards passing and 1,300 yards rushing on the year ... Ran a 4.95 40-yard dash at the 2009 Shrine Bowl combine, one of just six offensive linemen to break five seconds and the largest of the group.