53 DaVon Hamilton

Davon Hamilton Ohio State
usaUnited States
Pickerington, OH
High School
Pickerington Central
Past Teams
Ohio State
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Post-OSU Update: DaVon Hamilton was selected in the third round (73rd overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Hamilton has played all four years with the Jags, playing 52 games (30 starts). He has 144 career tackles and 4.5 sacks. (updated: Feb. 2024)

Pronunciation: duh-VON

Major: Sociology (2017-19), Undeclared (2016)

Weight: 310 (2019), 308 (2018), 300 (2017), 297 (2016), 300 (2015)

2019 Media Guide: DaVon Hamilton is a 40-game veteran defensive tackle who has continued to improve and who will be a key member of a talented and deep defensive tackle unit this season … he is a fifth-year senior … Hamilton started three times last season, vs. Tulane, Penn State and Purdue – and contributed 16 tackles and 3.5 tackles-for-loss, giving him career totals of 38 tackles and 10.5 TFLs … registered a career-best four tackles in the win over Michigan … recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown in the win over No. 16 TCU … a three-year Varsity O letterwinner.

2018 Media Guide: DaVon Hamilton is one of the veteran defensive tackles on the team as a fourth-year junior and with a resume that includes playing in 13 of 14 games last season and in 26 for his career … has contributed 22 career tackles on defense including 7.0 tackles-for-loss … a two-year Varsity O letterwinner, Hamilton recorded 12 tackles in 2017 including 4.5 tackles-for-loss and minus-16 yards in losses … had two TFLs vs. Illinois and three tackles vs. Rutgers

2017 Media Guide: DaVon Hamilton is a third-year sophomore who has played in 13 games for the Buckeyes and has earned his first Varsity O letter … expected to be back on the field this fall after injuring his foot during 2017 spring drills.

2016: Hamilton played in all 13 games for the Buckeyes as a second-year freshman … he was credited with 10 tackles, including three in the win at Oklahoma … had a high of 25 snaps on defense vs. Maryland and also had 18 in the College Football Semifinals vs. Clemson.

2016 Media Guide: DaVon Hamilton red-shirted the 2015 season as a true freshman … he is exploring majors.

High School: One of the final commitments in this recruiting class, DaVon Hamilton was a three-year starter on both sides of the ball for coach Jay Sherrett at Pickerington Central High School … he was named first-team Associated Press all-state in 2014 after a 67-tackle, 23-tackle-for-loss season while helping Pickerington to an 11-1 record and into the second round of the state playoffs … also named the Ohio Capital Conference’s Ohio division player of the year and the Division I Central District player of the year … the No. 54 defensive tackle nationally according to Scout, which also listed him as the No. 10 tackle in the region and No. 6 in the state of Ohio … named all-Metro by the Columbus Dispatch … is from the same high school that produced tougher-than-nails Ohio State starting center Jacoby Boren.

Personal: Is the son of Sabrina and Damian Hamilton.



SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2016Ohio State13010552.590.550100000
2017Ohio State130121024.5160.550000000
2018Ohio State14316883.57000100001
2019Ohio State141428181010.5526.0450100000