Versatile and with good size, Hamilton rewrote much of the Arkansas record book in the receiving category ... Has opened rookie season on Bengals practice squad …Tops at Arkansas in career receptions (175) and third in receiving yards (2835), and as a senior set Razorback season marks for receptions (90) and receiving yards (1335) ... Set SEC record last season for receiving yards in a game (303, vs. Rutgers).
2013 HIGHLIGHTS: On practice squad for Games 1-12 ... Played in all four preseason games, catching seven-for-68 with a TD.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Cincinnati in sixth round of 2013 NFL Draft (197th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-11-13.
COACH JAMES URBAN SAYS: “We thought highly of Cobi coming off the Combine and watching game film. He’ll fit into our room, work hard, play hard and do everything he can to help us win. He’s got that mentality. He proved himself in the SEC this past season.”
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Set school’s career marks for receptions (175) and 10-catch games (five) ... Third in school history in receiving yards (2854), fourth in receiving TDs (18) and fourth in 100-yard receiving games (eight) ... Posted seven career tackles on special teams and returned nine kickoffs for 192 yards (21.3 average). 2012—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) ranks fourth all-time in SEC history, and he was only the third Razorback to crack 1000-yard mark ... Posted all five of his 10-catch games as a senior, setting Arkansas single-season and career marks ... Posted four 100-yard receiving games, one of only six Razorbacks to ever do so in a season ... Led SEC with averages of 111.3 receiving yards per game (fifth in nation) and 7.5 receptions per game (14th in nation) ... 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) ... His 303 yards topped the SEC record of 293 and ranks 14th all-time in NCAA FBS history, and his three TD catches tied a school record. 2011—Played in 13 games, with 12 starts, and went 34-for-542 receiving, with four TDs ... His 15.9 yards-per-catch mark was fifth-best in the SEC. 2010—Played in every game, with five starts, logging 32 catches for 630 yards and six TDs ... Also gained 142 yards on eight kickoff returns ... 2009—Played in every game, with one start ... Gained 347 yards on 19 receptions, with three TDs.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Texas High School in Texarkana, Texas ... As a senior, recorded 64 receptions for school-record 1071 yards, with 14 TDs ... Prep teammate of New England QB Ryan Mallett, whom he also played with for two seasons at Arkansas ... Also lettered in track, finishing fourth in the 200 meters at AAU National Junior Olympics (21.41).
PERSONAL: Hometown is Texarkana, Texas ... Sociology major at Arkansas ... 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.”
Running backs coach Hue Jackson and wide receivers coach James Urban discuss the sixth-round selections of Rex Burkhead and Cobi Hamilton.