Senior who figures to be in the mix for the starting spot at one of the safety positions... listed on the second team at strong safety entering the fall but can play either safety position... regarded as a very intelligent player... understands the schemes and plays like a coach on the field... has made 16 career starts.
2006: Played in all 13 games making 11 starts... tied for eighth on the team with 36 tackles... logged his first career interception in the season-opener at Mississippi State... also had a sack in that contest... had his second interception of the season and of his career in the loss to Georgia in Week 2... had a season-high six tackles versus Kentucky and Vanderbilt.
2005: Started five straight games, but was hampered by an ankle injury during the season's second half... credited with 28 tackles, including 19 solo stops... recorded a sack in the season opener against UCF... made his first career start at Georgia... responded with five tackles including a sack... had five tackles and recovered a fumble against Troy... figured in on a season-high six tackles at Auburn... did not play against Vanderbilt due to an ankle injury and was limited over the next few games... earned the team's Harold White Defensive GPA Award in the spring while studying political science.
2004: Played on special teams and saw spot duty as a reserve safety as a true freshman... appeared in 10 games... was in on five solo tackles including two against Troy.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Melrose High in Memphis in 2004... played for Coach Kedrick Ingram... led his team with five interceptions his senior season and had four picks as a junior... rated one of the top 15 players in the West Tennessee Region... served as President of his senior class.
PERSONAL: Chris Hampton was born Feb. 6, 1986 ... pursuing a degree in criminal justice.