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Karel Hamilton
WR #9
Height:
6-1
Weight:
205
College:
Samford
Hometown:
Valrico, Fla.
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One of college football’s most productive receivers in 2016, Hamilton looks to make the leap from FCS star to Bengals roster ... Topped productive first three seasons with record-setting senior season in which he caught 111 passes for 1389 yards and 14 TDs, while leading the nation in catches per game (10.1) ... Four-year totals of 279 catches, 3803 yards and 31 TDs.

One of college football’s most productive receivers in 2016, Hamilton looks to make the leap from FCS star to Bengals roster ... Topped productive first three seasons with record-setting senior season in which he caught 111 passes for 1389 yards and 14 TDs, while leading the nation in catches per game (10.1) ... Four-year totals of 279 catches, 3803 yards and 31 TDs.

 

     Career transactions: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 5-5-17.

 

     College highlights: Set Samford career records for receptions (279) and receiving yards (3803), and tied career mark for receiving TDs (31). Three-time first team all-Southern Conference selection (coaches and media). 2016—First Team FCS All-American (Associated Press) and first team all-Southern Conference (coaches and media) ... Set single-season school records for catches (111) and receiving yards (1389), while piling up 14 TDs ... Led the nation in receptions per game (10.1), ranked second in receiving yards per game (126.3) and fourth in total receiving yards ... Recorded seven receptions for 168 yards and three TDs in win vs. Furman ... Tallied 12 receptions for 163 yards and a TD in win vs. Virginia Military Institute ... Logged 16 receptions for 208 yards and two TDs in win vs. Western Carolina ... Totaled 14 receptions for 213 yards and two TDs at Mississippi State ... Career-high 16 receptions for 154 yards and two TDs vs. Mercer ... Totaled 11 receptions for 147 yards in NCAA Division I-FCS Playoff game vs. Youngstown State. 2015—First team all-Southern Conference (coaches and media) ... Started all 10 games and led team in receptions (75) and receiving yards (880), with four TDs ... Also averaged 35.8 yards on five kickoff returns, including one for a 100-yard TD ... Eight caches for 104 yards vs. Florida A&M ... Five catches for 51 yards at Louisville ... Season-high 15 catches for career-high 220 yards and a TD vs. The Citadel. 2014—First team all-Southern Conference (coaches and media) ... Started all 11 games ... Totaled 55 receptions (led team) for 877 yards (15.9 average) and six TDs ... Six catches for 129 yards and two TDs at Chattanooga ... Nine receptions for 206 yards and a TD at Furman ... Five catches for 67 yards at Auburn. 2013—Played in all 13 games, with 10 starts ... Named to Southern Conference’s All-Freshman team ... Totaled 38 catches for 657 yards and a team-high seven TDs ... Also had a TD pass ... Two catches for 48 yards in collegiate debut at Georgia State ... Seven catches for 101 yards at Furman.

 

     High school: Attended Strawberry Crest High School in Dover, Fla. (outside Tampa) ... Accounted for 1629 all-purpose yards and 13 TDs as a senior, including school records for catches (59) and receiving yards (948) ... Logged 21 tackles on defense, with one INT and two forced fumbles.

 

     Personal: Hometown is Valrico, Fla. ... Sports administration major at Samford ... First name is pronounced “kuh-RELL.”

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