75  DeCorye Hampton
DeCorye Hampton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, TN

High School:
Westwood HS

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 330

Position:
Offensive Tackle

Experience:
1L


Will return to his right offensive tackle position for the 2000 season ... Started all 11 games last year ... Fought through several nagging injuries in the spring ... Could have another season at Memphis if he stays on course academically ...

1999: Reached his potential in 1999 when he became a starter at strong tackle ... By midseason had demonstrated the skills and power he showed as a Parade All-American ... Started all 11 games of the 1999 season ... Had a career high 60 snaps in the UAB victory ... Played in 59 snaps in the Missouri contest and 57 in the victory over Tulane ... Finished the season with 586 snaps ... Averaged 53.27 plays per game during 1999 ... Was one of the biggest surprises of the spring ... Demonstrated marked improvement in the spring ... Was moved to offensive guard and moved into a real battle with Tavares Middlebrooks for the starting nod in 1998 ... Will enter the spring as a quick guard with Middlebrooks ...

1998: Appeared in two games for the Tigers in 1998 ... Played a season high 16 snaps in the Cincinnati win ... Came in for seven plays in the Tigers victory over Arkansas State ... Worked as an offensive tackle behind Tavares Middlebrooks and David Sherrod ...

1997: Sat out the 1997 season under the guidelines of Proposition 48 ... Worked out in the weightroom and in the classroom to get himself eligible for the 1998 season ... Gained noticeably in strength during his layoff ... Increased his squats from 150 to 550 in less than three months ... Had bench press up to over 350 pounds ...

Prep: Played offensive and defensive tackle for Westwood High School in Memphis ... Is a former teammate of Tigers' Damien Dodson and Austin O'Dell ... Was named to the 1996 Parade Prep All-America Team ... Was named the GatorAid Circle of Stars Player of the Year in Tennessee ... Was named to FOX Sports Countdown to Signing Day All-South Team ... Rated as the 3rd best prospect in the southeast by Super Prep Football Magazine ... Was named to the All-Tennessee Team (1st team) ... Received honorable mention All-America honors by Street & Smith Football Magazine ... Was a finalist for Mr. Tennessee Football in 1996 ... Was named to the Tennessee Sportswriters 4A All-State team (1st team) in 1996 ... Named by the Knoxville News Sentinel as the No. 16 prospect in the state of Tennessee ... Tabbed by Forrest Davis Recruiting Magazine as one of the Top 12 Prospects in Tennessee ... Southeastern Recruiting Alliance top pick in 1996 ... Named to the Super South Top 75 List ... Prep Star Top 325 ... Rated 9.75 by Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Recruiting Guide ... Was selected to the 1995 All-Shelby Metro Team (1st team) ... Was selected as the Player of the Year in Region 8 4A ... Was named to the All-Region 8 4A Team as an offensive lineman ... Did not allow a quarterback sack during his junior and senior seasons ... Played for coach John Ware at Westwood High ...

Born: 7/10/78 ... Is the son of Patricia Hampton.

HAMPTON'S STATISTICS

YearGames/StartsSnaps/Total Snaps
19982/023/716
199911/11586/734
Total13/11609/1450
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