Victor Hampton
Victor Hampton

RS Junior

Darlington, S.C.

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Height / Weight:
5-9 / 197


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2013: Junior cornerback who was one of the vocal leaders and most physical players on the squad... earned a spot on the A.P. and the College Sports Madness All-SEC second team... was a third-team all-league selection by Phil Steele... played in all 13 games, making 10 starts... finished fourth on the squad with 51 tackles, including a team-high 43 solo stops... tied for the second on the team with three interceptions and led the squad with nine pass breakups... also returned nine punts for 27 yards and a pair of kickoffs for 39 yards... credited with four tackles, including a tackle for loss, in the season-opening win over North Carolina... also returned three punts for 22 yards and two kickoffs for 39 yards in that contest... registered two tackles for loss among his four stops with an interception at UCF... changed the momentum of the game at Arkansas with an interception that set up the Gamecocks' go-ahead touchdown in the first quarter... credited with five tackles including four solo stops and a pair of pass breakups at Missouri... named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts against Mississippi State when he logged eight tackles, including six solo stops, forced and recovered a fumble and was credited with three pass breakups... tied for the team lead with six tackles against Florida... logged his third INT of the season against Coastal Carolina... collected six solo tackles in the Capital One Bowl win over Wisconsin... his hit ended the day for the Badgers' starting quarterback... made 22 career starts while playing 36 games over the past three seasons with five career interceptions and 18 pass breakups... garnered the Everyday Attitude Award at the 2013 Garnet & Black Spring Game, the second-straight year he captured that award... participated in the NFL Combine in February 2014.

2012: Sophomore cornerback who played in all 13 games, starting 12... did not officially "start" against Florida, as the first defensive play was a goal-line situation... credited with 40 tackles including 23 solos... had one interception and tied for the team high with six pass breakups... made his first career start at Vanderbilt in the season opener... logged a career-high 10 tackles at LSU... returned a blocked extra point for a two-point conversion at Florida... credited with four tackles and two pass breakups at Florida... intercepted a Tyler Bray pass in the final minute, sealing the win over Tennessee... recorded six tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss and his first career sack in the Outback Bowl win over Michigan... tabbed as the Everyday Attitude and Hustle Award winner, along with Bruce Ellington, for the spring at the 2012 Garnet & Black Spring Game.

2011: Played in 10 games as a cornerback and kick returner... credited with 14 tackles, one interception and three pass breakups... returned seven kickoffs for a 25.4 yard average, the best average on the squad... saw his first action for the Garnet and Black in the win over Vanderbilt... picked off a pass against Kentucky... had a season long 55-yard kick return at Arkansas.

2010: Redshirted as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: Highly-touted defensive back who was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, following his senior season at Darlington (S.C.) High School... played for coach Justin Danner... logged 50 tackles and three interceptions as a senior... also scored six TDs on offense... named all-state by the Associated Press despite playing only six games due to eligibility issues following a transfer... played at Independence High in Charlotte in 2008 before moving to Darlington... had 50 tackles and 10 interceptions as a junior... regarded as a four-star prospect, ranked as the sixth-best cornerback, the state's third-best player and the 60th-best player in the nation by Rivals.com... considered a three-star prospect and the nation's 47th-best cornerback by Scout.com... rated a three-star prospect and the nation's 23rd-best cornerback by ESPN.com... ranked as the 14th-best defensive back in the country by SuperPrep... rated 71st on PrepStar's top 150 Dream Team... originally committed to Florida... also considered Tennessee and North Carolina.

PERSONAL: Victor Hampton was born March 12, 1992... is a sociology major at South Carolina... is a regular in the community speaking to the youth of Columbia.