Hamilton will look for first Bengals regular-season action in 2015 ... Was on Cincinnati practice squad for Games 6-16 of 2014, and was signed to roster for Wild Card playoff at Indianapolis, making his NFL playing debut in that game (no receptions) ... A sixth-round Bengals draft choice in 2013, he spent the full ’13 campaign on Bengals practice squad ... Re-wrote much of Arkansas’ receiving record book before turning pro, finishing tops in career catches (175) and third in receiving yards (2835) ... As senior, set Razorback season marks for receptions (90) and receiving yards (1335) ... Set SEC record in 2012 for receiving yards in a game (303, vs. Rutgers).
Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in sixth round of 2013 NFL Draft (197th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-11-13 ... Waived by Bengals on 8-31-13 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 9-1-13 ... Signed to Bengals roster on 1-6-14 ... Contract terminated by Bengals on 8-30-14 ... Signed to Philadelphia practice squad on 9-10-14 ... Released from Eagles practice squad on 10-6-14 ... Signed to Cincinnati practice squad on 10-14-14 ... Signed to Bengals roster on 12-31-14.
2014 recap: Played in all four Bengals preseason games and caught eight-for-127, including a 50-yard TD from QB Tyler Wilson on Aug. 28 vs. Indianapolis ... On Philadelphia practice squad for Games 2-4, and returned to Bengals practice squad for Games 6-16 ... Joined roster for Wild Card playoff on 1-4-15 at Indianapolis and saw action, with no receptions.
2013: On Bengals practice squad for Games 1-16 ... Played in all four
of Cincinnati’s preseason games ... Preseason totals included seven receptions for 68 yards, including a four-yard TD reception from Josh Johnson on Aug. 24
College: Played four seasons (2009-12) at Arkansas ... Started every game as a senior, and was a consensus All-SEC first-team selection and a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award (nation’s top receiver), setting school’s single-season record with 90 receptions (shattering previous mark of 66) ... School record 1335 receiving yards as a senior, smashing previous mark of 1117 ... Posted five games as a senior with 10 or more catches ... Earned multiple player of the week honors for record-setting performance vs. Rutgers, as he caught 10-for-303 with three TDs (57, 10 and 80 yards) to tie school record.
Personal: Hometown is Texarkana, Texas ... Attended Texas High School, where as a senior he recorded 64 receptions for school record 1071 yards, with 14 TDs ... Prep teammate of New England QB Ryan Mallett ... Also lettered in prep track, finishing fourth in 200 meters (21.41) at AAU National Junior Olympics ... Sociology major at Arkansas ... Enjoys horseback riding ... His mother, Deborah Hamilton (formerly Cooper), lettered on Arkansas’ inaugural women’s basketball team (1976-77) and is recognized as one of the school’s first African-American female student athletes ... First name is pronounced “KO-bee.”
NOTE ABOUT NFL EXPERIENCE: Hamilton did not earn an accrued year of experience toward NFL free agency in 2013 or ’14 because he was not on a 53-player roster, a Reserve/Injured list or a Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list for the required minimum of six games in either season.