LB Hamilton ready to compete at Bama 

April, 26, 2013
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Shaun Dion Hamilton is still fresh off his commitment to the University of Alabama, but little did he know he has longed been linked to one of the best to ever put on a Crimson Tide uniform.

The tradition in the Hamilton family is to name the kids after the male. Shelton Hamilton, Shaun’s father, named his first son Shelton ‘D.J.’ Hamilton after himself. When it came time to name Shaun, he used a little inspiration from an article in Sports Illustrated.

Shaun Dion Hamilton
Greg Ostendorf/ESPNFor Shaun Hamilton, competition is part of the appeal at Alabama.
The article detailed a high school running back from Boone County High School in Kentucky who had rushed for 3,000 yards as a senior. He was also the SGA president and in the top 10 of his class. To top it off, he was headed to Alabama to play football.

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