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  Brandon Hampton
Brandon Hampton

Player Profile
Hometown:
Los Angeles

High School:
Westchester

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 193

Position:
Defensive Back

Birthdate:
01/12/1986

Experience:
4V

Major:
Interdisciplinary Studies

2007: Played in all 13 games with 10 starts at cornerback ... ranked sixth on the team with 54 tackles and third with five pass break-ups ... opened the season with a personal-best 11 tackles and a pass breakup against Tennessee ... intercepted a pass against Louisiana Tech and returned it 37 yards, which led to an ensuing Cal touchdown ... snared another interception the following week against Arizona and returned it 25 yards ... forced a fumble on Oregon State's opening drive (also had two tackles and a pass breakup against the Beavers) ... logged five tackles, a pass breakup and fumble recovery at UCLA ... also returned four punts (for four yards) and had a 29-yard kick return against Louisiana Tech.

2006: An impact player in his first year as a starter for the Bears ... ranked fourth on the team with 63 tackles ... also had a pair of interceptions ... registered a season-best 10 tackles (seven solo) in the win over Oregon State ... snagged an interception on the first play of the Oregon game to set up a quick Cal score as the Bears went on to win big ... collected five tackles and his first career solo sack (for a loss of 11 yards) in the Holiday Bowl win over Texas A&M ... also had nine stops against Minnesota and eight against Arizona State ... credited with six tackles against both USC, Oregon and Tennessee ... also nabbed an interception against the Volunteers.

2005: Credited with 12 tackles ... had a season-high five tackles at Stanford, including a half-sack against the Cardinal ... snagged his first career interception at Oregon and returned it 22 yards.

2004: Saw action in eight games as a special-teams performer ... returned a fourth-quarter punt 13 yards at Air Force ... registered five tackles on special teams, including two each vs. Oregon and Texas Tech.

2003: Redshirted while working with the scout teams. High School: Earned first team all-city and all-league honors after rushing for more than 1,600 yards as a senior ... averaged 12.7 yards per carry during the year ... as a junior, chosen second team all-league when he helped his team to the Western League title ... also ran the 100, 200 and 400 on his high school track team.

Personal: Brother, Chris Waddell, played inside linebacker at Washington in 1999 and 2000 ... parents are Thomas Hampton and Demetria Waddell ... born Jan. 12, 1986, in Los Angeles ... interdisciplinary studies major.

Hampton's Career Defensive Stats

Year G-GS UT-AT-TT TFL Sacks FF/FR PBU Int
2004 8-0 4-1-5 0-0 0-0 0/0 00-0
2005 11-0 9-3-12 0.5-4 0.5-4 0/0 11-22
2006 13-13 30-33-63 2-15 1-11 0/0 42-38
2007 13-10 40-14-54 2-9 0-0 1/1 52-62
Totals 45-23 83-51-129 4.5-28 1.5-15 1/1 105-122

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