Former Alabama linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton records first NFL interception
Former University of Alabama linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton recorded the first interception of his NFL career in the Washington Redskins’ 17-16 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium.
Picking off former UCLA Bruin Josh Rosen, Mark Bullock of The Athletic shared footage of the play:
Shaun Dion Hamilton playing the role of the Mike 'backer in Tampa-2, dropping back to fill the middle of the field allowing the two deep safeties to split wider. Great job reading the route and breaking underneath for the INT. #Redskins pic.twitter.com/P5GdiZEAhJ
— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) October 13, 2019
A four-star in the 2014 class according to the 247Sports Composite, Hamilton was a product of Carver High School in Montgomery, Alabama.
Playing for the Crimson Tide from 2014-17, he primarily contributed on special teams as a freshman. Making his first start as a sophomore in 2015, Hamilton would develop into one of the SEC’s better linebackers over the next couple of seasons.
Unfortunately for Hamilton and head coach Nick Saban, his senior season was cut short by a knee injury suffered in the victory over LSU in 2017.
Despite the injury, the Redskins drafted him with pick No. 197 in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Sitting at 6-0, Hamilton’s alma mater is the No. 1 team in America. Beating Texas A&M 47-28 on October 12, the Crimson Tide host Tennessee (2-4) on Saturday (9:00PM ET, ESPN).