Former Dallas Cowboys safety Ken Hamlin to be inducted in UA Sports Hall of Honor

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas announced its nine new inductees into the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor this September.

Former safety Ken Hamlin is one of those nine inductees.

“Congratulations to these nine outstanding Razorbacks on their selection to the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said.

Hamlin played for the Razorbacks from 2000-02 and racked up 381 tackles before declaring for the NFL draft in 2003 after his junior season. In his final year with the Hogs, Hamlin earned first-team All-America honors from and first-team All-SEC recognition from the Associated Press, SEC Coaches and Sporting News after he recorded 159 tackles, the second-highest single-season total in school history. Hamlin earned first-team All-SEC honors and honorable mention All-America accolades in 2001 after he turned in his second straight 100+ tackle campaign with 118 stops. In 2000, he collected 104 tackles en route to freshman All-America honors from Sporting News and Football News and a spot on the SEC All-Freshman Team. Hamlin also is tied for 12th on the school’s career interceptions list with nine after tying for the team lead in each of his three seasons. He helped lead Arkansas to three straight bowl games during his career and an SEC Western Division title in 2002.

The Seattle Seahawks drafted Hamlin with the 42nd overall pick (second round) in the 2003 NFL draft. Hamlin played with the Seahawks for four seasons before joining the Dallas Cowboys in 2007, where he played until 2009. Hamlin was cut in the off-season and picked up by the Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts, where he split his final season of an eight-year NFL career.


Hamlin will be inducted at halftime along with eight other inductees at halftime of the first Arkansas home game at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium for the 2017 campaign. The Hogs are slated to host the TCU Horned Frogs during that weekend when Hamlin and the other inductees will be honored.

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