HISTORY — from college bio
Reese’s Senior Bowl selection in 2022 and received All-Sun Belt first-team honors in final two seasons … Tied for fourth place in App State history with 26.5 career sacks (in 49 career games, including 29 starts) … According to PFF College, had 133 career QB pressures with 82 hurries … Also totaled 40 tackles for loss, 175 tackles, six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries … With nearly 40 pounds of added weight since entering college, named to The Athletic’s “Freaks List” with incline press of 365 pounds, sumo deadlift of 600 pounds, broad jump of 10-6, vertical jump of 39 inches and a top sprint speed of 21 mph … In FBS era, App State’s single-season record holder for sacks with 11.0 in 2021 ... One of only five players nationally in 2021 with more than 10 sacks, 15 tackles for loss and 65 tackles.
2022: Started in all nine game appearances at outside linebacker … All-Sun Belt first team from the league … One of eight team captains … Totaled 7.0 sacks, 9.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 39 tackles … According to PFF, had 25 QB pressures and nine hurries … Opened season with 2.5 sacks against North Carolina and added two more against JMU … Also had one sack vs. Georgia State and Coastal Carolina … Would have had a second sack against Georgia State, but a forced fumble on a quarterback hit behind the line ended up with the ball going past the line of scrimmage … Had half a sack against Troy … Missed the Robert Morris game and the last two games because of injury, as he was suffered an injury while showing the speed to chase down a wide receiver at the end of a 71-yard gain in the Marshall game ... Had season-high eight tackles in the win against Georgia State.
2021: All-Sun Belt first team from PFF College and third team from the league … Started all 14 games at one outside linebacker spot and totaled 69 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss and 11.0 sacks … Sixth-most single-season sacks in program history (and most in FBS era) with 11.0 … According to PFF College, led Sun Belt defenders and ranked 16th nationally with 52 quarterback pressures … One of only five players nationally in 2021 with more than 10 sacks, 15 tackles for loss and 65 tackles … Tied for No. 2 in the Sun Belt in sacks and was No. 2 in tackles for loss … Totaled 5.0 sacks over the last three games, with two apiece in the regular-season finale against Georgia Southern and Sun Belt title game against Louisiana with one more in the Boca Raton Bowl … Also had a two-sack game against Arkansas State … Totaled nine sacks in nine games against Sun Belt teams, also recording one against Coastal Carolina, Louisiana (in regular season) and Georgia State … Tied career high with eight tackles apiece against ULM and South Alabama … Had 3.0 tackles for loss apiece in wins against Arkansas State and Georgia State, plus 2.5 TFLs in the Sun Belt title game and 2.0 in the regular-season finale.
2020: Honorable mention All-Sun edge defender from PFF ... Played in 10 games and made six starts at outside linebacker … Ranked fifth on the team with 42 tackles, tied for second with 3.0 sacks and tied for third with 6.5 tackles for loss … Totaled 15 tackles and two sacks in the last two games, finishing season with a sack for a 17-yard loss, 3.0 tackles for loss and seven stops in the bowl win against North Texas … In the regular-season finale, had eight tackles (tied career high), one sack and a forced fumble in the win at Georgia Southern … Started in his first three appearances and last three appearances of the season … Contributed half a sack against both Coastal Carolina (also recovered a fumble) and Georgia State … Preseason third-team All-Sun Belt from Phil Steele.
2019: Played in all 14 games as an outside linebacker and made his first career start as part of a nickel look at Troy … Third-down staple was second on the team with 5.5 sacks, including one in which he forced a fumble that teammate Trey Cobb returned 24 yards for a tiebreaking touchdown in the third quarter of the New Orleans Bowl win … Tied for the team lead with eight QB hurries … Finished the season with 24 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles … Also forced a fumble on a fourth-quarter sack for an 8-yard loss at South Carolina and forced a holding penalty, backing the ball up from the App State 9 to the 19, on the next-to-last play of the 20-15 win in Columbia … Had 1.5 sacks against Charlotte, one sack at Troy, half a sack against ULM and half a sack against ETSU … Made a career-high eight tackles at Troy, where he had a career-high 2.0 tackles for loss.
2018: Redshirted as a true freshman outside linebacker with three game appearances … Played against Penn State and Charlotte to open the season and also appeared in the Sun Belt Championship Game … Had two tackles (one apiece against Penn State and Charlotte).
High School: A two-time all-region I-AAAAA selection and a two-time (Anderson) Independent-Mail all-area selection … Had 43 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, four sacks and a forced fumble in the first seven games of the 2017 season … Credited with 63 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and seven sacks as a junior for his 10-2 team … Played for coach Scott Earley … Also competed in track and field ... Rated as a two-star prospect by 247Sports.
Born April 5, 2000 ... Son of Stanley and Mohema Hampton ... Has two siblings: Shaun and Dominic.