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    Gerard Hamlett
    Gerard Hamlett

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

    High School:
    St. Thomas Aquinas

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 190

    Position:
    CB

    Birthdate:
    12/15/1985



    The 2007 Scouting Report: Plagued by injuries the past year (2006-07) ... Moved from running back to cornerback just prior to the 2006 spring season ... Coaching staff says he has "great football talent" and are anxious to see what he can do when healthy ... Could still play a key special teams role as a returner.

    2007: Sat out the year with an injury.

    2006: Missed last seven games with a leg injury ... Made the move from running back to cornerback in the off-season ... Backup kick returner ... Returned a pair of kickoffs.

    2005: Sporting News Big Ten All-Freshman Team kickoff returner ... Backup running back and kickoff returner ... Ranked ninth among Big Ten kick returners with a 22.3 yards per return average ... Team's third-leading rusher with 174 yards (5.4 ypc and 15.8 per game) ... Delivered the biggest play of his young career when he ran the ball 28 yards for a TD off a fake-field goal play at Illinois ... Finished the Illinois game with 39 rushing yards ... Sat out Purdue game with an ankle injury he suffered against Wisconsin ... Turned in a career-long 81-yard multi-tackle-breaking kickoff return vs. Wisconsin ... Notched 39 rushing yards in season-opening game vs. Ohio (Sept. 3) ... Contributed a career-best 59 yards, including a career-long 35-yard rush, at Arizona State ... Had 11 rushing yards and a game-best 50-yard kickoff return at Ohio State ... Fourth on team with 60.1 all-purpose yards per game ... Twice named team's Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. Wisconsin and Illinois).

    2004: Did not play ... Named team's Offensive Practice Player of the Week vs. Ohio State.

    High School: A two-time all-county honoree ... Finished career with 1,287 rushing yards for prep power St. Thomas Aquinas ... Opened the eyes of recruiters with a career-performance against Delray Beach Atlantic: 33 carries for a school-record 269 yards and four touchdowns ... That win helped the Raiders advance to the second round of the Class 5A Florida state playoffs ... Team finished 9-3 his senior season following 14-1 and 12-2 respective records his sophomore and junior seasons ... The Raiders finished as the state runner-up in 2001 ... Earned an all-star berth in the Florida North-South Game ... Three-year letterwinner ... Coached by George Smith.

    Personal: Born Gerard D. Hamlett on 12/15/85 ... Son of Thomas and Cynthia Laituri ... Chose NU over Purdue and Wake Forest ... Communication studies major.

    The Gerard Hamlett File
    Q: A song that best describes you is...
    A: We Ready by Pastor Troy -- I'm always ready to play when it come to football
    Q: If you could choose the title of your autobiography, what would it be?
    A: Meet Troof (my nickname)
    Q: What is the greatest lesson in life that you have learned?
    A: Nothing is promised in life
    Q: Something people would be surprised to know about me is ...
    A: I love to make music. I want to be a music producer.
    Q: My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be ...
    A: Me on a fake field goal against Illinois
    Q: The person that inspires me the most is ...
    A: My mother because she has taught me a lot of things in my life and she lives by her words
    Q: When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be ...
    A: Emmit Smith
    Q: Which current NU football player is the biggest jokester?
    A: Me. I like to see people happy
    Q: My favorite pre-game ritual is ...
    A: Listening to music
    Q: The best thing about NU is ...
    A: Game Day
    Q: What are you most thankful for in life?
    A: I am thankful for having a supporting family. No matter what I do, they are behind me
    Q: The three words that best describe me are ...
    A: Hard worker, talented and accountable
    Q: What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
    A: I received MVP awards every year up until college

    Hamlett's Career Stats

    RUSHING	G	Att	Yds	TD	Lg	Avg/C	Avg/G
    2005	11	32	174	1	35	5.4	15.8
    2006	5	0	0	0	0	0.0	0.0
    TOTAL	16	32	174	1	35	5.4	10.9
    

    TOTAL OFFENSE G Rush Pass Total Avg/G 2005 11 174 0 174 15.8 2006 5 0 0 0 0.0 TOTAL 16 174 0 174 10.9

    RECEIVING G Rec Yds TD Lg Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G 2005 11 1 19 0 19 0.1 19.0 1.7 2006 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 TOTAL 16 1 19 0 19 0.1 19.0 1.2

    TACKLES G UA A Total TFL Yds PD FF FR 2005 11 4 1 5 0.0 0 0 0 0 2006 5 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 TOTAL 16 5 1 6 0.0 0 0 0 0

    KICK RETURNS G No. Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G 2005 11 21 468 0 81 22.3 42.5 2006 5 2 10 0 15 5.0 2.0 TOTAL 16 23 478 0 81 20.8 29.9

    ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KR IR Total Avg/G 2005 11 174 19 0 468 0 661 60.1 2006 5 0 0 0 10 0 10 2.0 TOTAL 16 174 19 0 478 0 671 41.9

    SCORING G TD Rush Pass Retn PAT 2PAT FG Total Avg/G 2005 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.5 2006 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 TOTAL 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.4