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Cobi Hamilton
WR #87
Height:
6-2
Weight:
197
Age:
23
College:
Arkansas
Hometown:
Texarkana, TX
Experience:
1

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Bio

      Hamilton re-wrote much of Arkansas’ receiving record book and looks to break through in 2014 after spending rookie season on Bengals practice squad ... Had a TD catch in 2013 preseason ... A versatile player with good size, he left Arkansas as 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).
      Hamilton re-wrote much of Arkansas’ receiving record book and looks to break through in 2014 after spending rookie season on Bengals practice squad ... Had a TD catch in 2013 preseason ... A versatile player with good size, he left Arkansas as 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.

    2013 recap: On practice squad for Games 1-16 ... Played in all four preseason games, catching seven-for-68, including four-yard TD reception from Josh Johnson on Aug. 24 at Dallas.

    More college highlights: 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) ... Set school’s single-season record with 90 receptions, shattering previous mark of 66, and was the fourth player in SEC history to reach 90 in a season ... School record 1335 receiving yards (previous mark was 1117) ranked fourth all-time in SEC history, and he was only the third Razorback to crack 1000-yard mark ... 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 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 that season.

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