On The Hill: The team’s leading returning wide receiver ... Enters his final season ranked ninth all-time with 1,451 receiving yards ... Had eight catches for 103 yards for the victorious Red team in the annual spring game ... 2006: Selected third-team All-America and first-team all-Northwest Region by Hansen’s Football Gazette ... Also a first-team all-Gateway Football Conference honoree ... Was voted to the GFC All-Academic second-team as well ... Recorded 52 catches for 841 yards and 10 touchdowns, the second-highest season total in school history, in nine appearances ... Ranked sixth nationally with 93.44 yards per contest and was tied for 19th with 5.78 receptions per outing — both figures led the league ... Also was seventh in the Gateway with 6.67 points percontest and eighth with 103.2 all-purpose yards per game, finishing in the top 75 in the country in both categories as well ... In season opener at I-A Georgia, he had four catches for 71 yards and a score while returning four kicks for 63 yards ... Posted eight receptions for 100 yards at rival Eastern Kentucky ... Had four catches for 82 yards and two scores in home-opening win over Chattanooga ... Made eight catches for 166 yards and a touchdown in Western Illinois victory ... Against No. 6 Illinois State, recorded career highs with nine receptions for 173 yards and two touchdowns ... Collected five catches for 72 yards and a touchdown in win at Missouri State, but left game in second quarter after suffering injury on 20-yard punt return ... After missing two contests, came back to record 35-yard touchdown catch at 14th-ranked Northern Iowa ... Had six catches in each of last two games, posting two scores in season-ending victory over Austin Peay ... 2005: Named to the Gateway Conference Academic Honor Roll ... Appeared in every game last year, staring three ... Recorded 20 catches for 408 yards and a team-leading four touchdowns ... Also paced the squad with an average of 20.4 yards per reception ... Ran the ball five times for 93 yards and two scores ... Ranked fourth on the team in scoring with 36 points ... 501 all-purpose yards were fifth on the squad ... Was the only Hilltopper to catch a pass in all 11 contests ... Opened the season with a 50-yard touchdown reception in win over West Virginia Tech ... Had a 24-yard catch in win over rival Eastern Kentucky and followed with a 21-yard reception at I-A Auburn ... Recorded a season-best four receptions for 48 yards in Indiana State victory, including a 30-yard scoring pass with less than five minutes remaining that helped seal the win ... Had four catches for a career-high 77 yards and a touchdown the following week in win at Illinois State ... 55-yard touchdown run with just over a minute remaining helped clinch Homecoming victory over Missouri State ... Posted two receptions for 51 yards against eighth-ranked Southern Illinois ... Carried three times for 48 yards and a score, adding two catches for 30 yards, against No. 14 Northern Iowa ... Grabbed a 48-yard touchdown reception in season finale at I-A Florida International ... 2004: On the Gateway Conference Academic Honor Roll ... Played in 11 of 12 contests (he missed the FIU game with an injury), making his first collegiate start against Illinois State ... Started the final three Gateway Conference games ... Ranked second on the team with 202 yards receiving and was third on the squad with 11 catches ... First collegiate reception went for 28 yards and a score in home-opening victory over Concord (W.Va.) ... Had two catches for 59 yards in win at instate rival Eastern Kentucky ... Caught a season-best three passes for 29 yards at No. 1 Southern Illinois ... Longest catch was a 35-yard reception in Homecoming win over Indiana State ... Posted two receptions for 34 yards in Illinois State victory.
HS/Misc: A four-year starter and letterwinner at Paducah Tilghman HS ... Helped the Blue Tornado lead the state with an average of 53.1 points per game his final season ... PTHS finished 13-1 in advancing to the semifinals of the state Class 3A tournament ... An all-state selection as a junior after catching 61 passes for 1,038 yards and 10 touchdowns in leading the Blue Tornado to a 10-3 mark and the quarterfinals of the state tournament ... PTHS advanced to the second round of the state tournament, finishing 8-4 overall, his sophomore season ... Helped the Blue Tornado finish 9-3 with a first-round victory in the state playoffs his first season ... An all-district and all-region selection in baseball ... Also earned all-district honors in basketball ... Younger brother of former Hilltopper Curtis Hamilton (1999-02, a tight end on the 2002 national championship team).
The Hamilton File: Full Name — Curtis Adell Hamilton; Parents — Curtis and Linette Hamilton (father, entrepreneur; mother, teacher); Birth — Nov. 15, 1985, Pordenone, Italy; HS — Paducah Tilghman ’04; HS Coach — Perry Thomas; HS Letters — football 4, baseball, basketball; Major — architectural design; Hobbies — travelling with family.