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Daniel Hamm

200 lbs.
Wytheville, Va.
Fort Chiswell
High School
Daniel Hamm - Football - Virginia Cavaliers

– Appeared in all 13 of UVA’s games with five starts … rushed seven times for 35 yards against William & Mary … also caught four receptions of his career against the Tribe … caught two passes against Indiana and returned two punts for 20 yards, including one for 18 yards against the Hoosiers … rushed four times for 19 yards and a touchdown against UConn … became the first player in UVA history to rush for a touchdown in five straight seasons … also caught three passes for 11 yards … rushed three times for 15 yards at Boise State … also caught two passes for nine yards in win over the Broncos … rushed one time for five yards against Duke … also caught two passes and returned four punts against the Blue Devils … rushed three times for eight yards and caught one pass for eight yards in a road win at North Carolina … rushed twice for four yards against Boston College … also caught four passes for 27 yards against the Eagles … returned three punts for 19 yards against BC … rushed two times for 13 yards at Pitt … also caught one pass and returned three punts for 18 yards … returned four punts and two kicks against Georgia Tech … returned two kicks against the Yellow Jackets for 35 yards with a long of 21 … caught one pass for nine yards at Louisville … caught first career touchdown pass at No. 2 Miami on a 26-yard toss from Kurt Benkert … caught one pass for 10 yards against Virginia Tech. 2016 – Appeared in all 12 of UVA’s games … spent most of his time returning punts and kicks … his 216 punt return yards was the most in a season by a UVA punt returner since Vic Hall had 230 in 2007 … only action he saw against Richmond in the opener was returning punts … returned two punts for 11 yards against the Spiders … returned two punts at then-No. 24 Oregon for 14 yards … returned one punt for 14 yards against the Ducks … returned two punts for 11 yards … one punt he called for a fair catch and fumbled the catch, falling on it for a return of zero yards … returned three punts for 18 yards against Pitt … returned one kick for 24 yards against then-No. 22 North Carolina … returned three punts for 71 yards against then-No. 5 Louisville … his 40-yard return set up a UVA field goal early in the first quarter, helping UVA become the first team in 2016 to score first on the Cardinals … returned five punts for 37 with a long of 26 yards at Wake Forest … returned one punt for 26 yards at Georgia Tech … rushed once from the wildcat at Georgia Tech for a four-yard touchdown … rushed once for two yards at Virginia Tech from the wildcat for two yards. 2015 – Appeared in all 12 games with two starts … a broken hand limited him to playing just special teams against No. 13 UCLA and No. 9 Notre Dame … rushed eight times for 22 yards against Boise State … caught three passes for 20 yards against the Broncos … rushed 10 times for 36 yards at Pitt … rushed seven times for 35 yards against Syracuse … also had two catches for 31 yards against the Orange … rushed seven times for 70 yards at North Carolina … recorded a career-high 53 yard rush against the Tar Heels … made first collegiate start against Georgia Tech and rushed 11 times for 42 yards and one touchdown … caught one pass for 11 yards against the Yellow Jackets … rushed once for six yards at Miami … caught four passes for 46 yards against the Hurricanes … caught two balls for 13 yards at Louisville … rushed six times for 23 yards against Duke … caught 1  pass for 48 yards against the Blue Devils … rushed once for two yards against Virginia Tech in the season finale. 2014 – Appeared in 10 of UVA’s 12 games … did not play against No. 7 UCLA or against Miami … saw most of his time on special teams … rushed eight times for 39 yards and a touchdown against Richmond … rushed nine times for 36 yards against Kent State … caught one pass for 10 yards against Kent State … made one tackle against Richmond. 2013 – Appeared in two of UVA’s 12 games … received a medical hardship waiver after missing UVA’s final eight games with an upper extremity injury … one of 12 UVA true freshmen to see game action … made collegiate debut against VMI and set a UVA record for most rushing yards in a collegiate debut with 136 … the 136 yards broke the previous record held by Kevin Parks who had 114 rushing yards in his debut in 2011 … Parks and Hamm became the first UVA rushign duo since 2005 to rush for at least 100 yards in the same game when Parks had 135 rushing yards against the Keydets … Hamm also added two rushing touchdowns in the win over VMI … appeared in the Pitt game before leaving witn the injury that cost him the rest of his season.

A 2013 graduate of Fort Chiswell High School where he was a running back and defensive back for head coach Stephan James … four-year letterwinner … as a senior amassed over 2,500 total yards, including 1,902 rushing yards in 2012 … accumulated 20 rushing touchdowns and six receiving touchdowns as a senior … first-team All-Mountain Empire District at running back and at defensive back … 2012 Mountain Empire District Offensive Player of the Year … first-team All-West Sectional Division II Running Back and honorable mention All-West Sectional Division II defensive back … also a first-team All-Region C, Virginia High School Coaches Association All-State and All-Timesland honoree at running back … also was a point guard in basketball and participated in track & field … three-year letterwinner in basketball where he was second-team all-district and the team’s offensive and defensive player of the year as the team captain helped Fort Chiswell to the Mountain Empire District Tournament championship … was a four-year letterwinner in track & field where he was a two-time triple jump state champion … three-time triple jump Region C champion … multiple even district champion … first-team All-Timesland … president of the National Honor Society … vice president of Mu Alpha Theta … senior class treasurer … student council association and member of Principals Advisory Committee … son of Carl and Eleanor Hamm … has two older brothers, Zayne and Andrew … has an older sister, Carlyta … mother Eleanor played one year of lacrosse at Roanoke College … brother Zayne played basketball for one year at Rhema Bible College … brother Andrew played basketball and Rhema Bible College for two years and for two years at Southwestern Christian University … sister Carlyta currently plays basketball at Emory and Henry College … earned a degree in media studies … his grad work is in higher education.