Career Stats | Bio in PDF Format | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2008 | 2009 | 2010
Feature: Fulfilling His Dream
CAREER NOTES: Four-year letterwinner played in 49 games, including 21 starts at safety . . . had 164 tackles, eight pass break-ups, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries in his career.
2010 SEASON (SENIOR): Fifth-year senior started all 13 games at strong safety . . . named second-team All-Big Ten by the media and was an honorable mention selection by the coaches . . . also named to Phil Steele's All-Big Ten second team . . . tied for fourth in the Big Ten with 11 passes defended (three interceptions, eight pass break-ups) . . . ranked third on the team with a career-high 85 tackles . . . tied for team lead with eight pass break-ups, which also ranked tied for third in the Big Ten . . . his three interceptions tied for ninth in the Big Ten . . . one of two recipients of the team's President's Award (Perseverance, Senior Back) . . . tied for team high with eight tackles against Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl . . . recorded his third interception of the season and returned it 40 yards, tied a career high with two pass break-ups, and recorded seven tackles against Minnesota . . . tied for team high with nine tackles at No. 18 Iowa; named a game captain against the Hawkeyes . . . tallied eight tackles at Northwestern . . . recorded 10 tackles and ran an interception back 30 yards in win against Illinois . . . named Spartan Co-Defensive Player of the Week after tying for team lead with seven tackles while also breaking up a pass in victory at No. 18 Michigan . . . compiled five tackles in win over No. 11 Wisconsin . . . tied for team lead with six tackles and a pass break-up against Northern Colorado . . . produced a career-high 11 tackles, had a pass break-up, and recovered a fumble in the overtime win against Notre Dame . . . had a career-high two pass break-ups and also tallied three tackles vs. Florida Atlantic at Ford Field . . . recorded his second career interception and returned it 10 yards in the season opener against Western Michigan; also produced five tackles against the Broncos.
2009 SEASON (JUNIOR): Appeared in all 13 games in 2009 . . . started the first three games of the season and had seven starts overall . . . recorded a career-best 46 tackles . . . compiled four tackles in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech . . . racked up four tackles at Minnesota . . . collected four tackles vs. Iowa . . . produced five tackles at Illinois . . . tallied six tackles at Notre Dame . . . recorded a career-high nine tackles vs. Central Michigan . . . compiled six tackles in the season opener vs. Montana State.
2008 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 13 games in 2008, including a start at Michigan when Otis Wiley was sidelined with a knee injury . . . recorded a career-best 31 tackles (18 solos, 13 assists) . . . produced 23 tackles over the last six games as he assumed an expanded role in the secondary . . . made five solo tackles vs. Georgia in the 2009 Capital One Bowl . . . credited with four stops at Penn State . . . registered a career-high six tackles vs. Wisconsin . . . in his first career start, recorded four tackles, his first career interception and recovered a fumble at Michigan . . . tallied three tackles against Ohio State . . . posted five tackles vs. Iowa while filling in for Wiley, who suffered an injury in the second half.
2007 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in 10 games in 2007 to earn his first letter . . . recorded two tackles in season opener vs. UAB.
2006 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-way all-star for Coach Tom Grine at Fostoria (Ohio) High School . . . Associated Press Division III All-Ohio (first-team) selection in 2005 . . . earned first-team All-Northern Ohio League honors as a senior . . . named Northwest District Player of the Year in 2005 after producing 1,993 total yards (249.1 per game) and 25 touchdowns in just eight games . . . completed 83-of-135 passes (.615) for 1,078 yards and 13 TDs while helping the Redmen to a 6-4 record as a senior . . . rushed for 915 yards and 12 scores in 2005 . . . recorded 71 tackles, three interceptions and 11 pass break-ups, plus forced five fumbles as a senior . . . started the last five games of the 2004 season at quarterback . . . played the first five games of the 2003 season at tailback before being sidelined for the remainder of his sophomore year with a collarbone injury . . . attended the same high school that produced former Spartan defensive back Richard Newsome (1997-2000) . . . also participates in basketball and baseball . . . son of Pam Hampton . . . born Sept. 7, 1988 . . . brother Micah is a sophomore cornerback at Iowa . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . majoring in advertising.
Tackles: 11, vs. Notre Dame (9/18/10)
Interception: 1, four times (last vs. Minnesota, 11/6/10)
Pass Break-ups: 2, twice (last vs. Minnesota, 11/6/10)
INTERCEPTIONS G No Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G 2007................ 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2008................ 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2009................ 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2010................ 13 3 81 0 39 27.0 6.2 TOTAL............... 49 4 81 0 39 20.2 1.7
TACKLES G UA A Total TFL-Yds PD FF FR Blkd 2007................ 10 2 0 2 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 2008................ 13 18 13 31 0.0-0 1 0 1 0 2009................ 13 21 25 46 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 2010................ 13 47 38 85 0.0-0 11 0 1 0 TOTAL............... 49 88 76 164 0.0-0 12 0 2 0