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Dave Hampton

Dave Hampton
No. 25,43
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1947-05-07) May 7, 1947 (age 67)
Place of birth: Akron, Ohio
Career information
College: Wyoming
NFL Draft: 1969 / Round: 9 / Pick: 220
Debuted in 1969 for the Green Bay Packers
Last played in 1976 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history

Career highlights and awards

Career NFL statistics

David Hampton (born May 7, 1947 in Akron, Ohio[1]) is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles.

College career

Hampton was part of a star-studded backfield which helped Wyoming post a 10-0 regular season record in 1967 and a number six national ranking before falling to Louisiana State in the Sugar Bowl. Other future pros in Wyoming's backfield included Jim Kiick, who was part of two world championship teams with the Miami Dolphins, and Vic Washington, who helped the San Francisco 49ers win three consecutive NFC West division titles from 1970-72.

Professional career

Hampton was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the ninth round of the 1969 NFL Draft, in what turned out to be Vince Lombardi's last official function with the club before becoming coach and general manager of the Washington Redskins. Hampton was expected to fill the shoes of retired legends Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung, but in three years with Green Bay, he, along with the rest of the Packers' aging offense, struggled.

His best success came with the Atlanta Falcons, where he was traded prior to the 1972 season. In his first year with the team, Hampton surpassed the 1,000-yard rushing yard mark during the Falcons' final game of the season against the Kansas City Chiefs. However, he was tackled for a six-yard loss on the following play and ended the season with 995 yards. In 1973, he had another chance to get a 1,000-yard rushing season, but he ended up three yards shy. After missing most of the 1974 season due to injury, he rushed for 1,002 yards in 1975 and received the NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award.

References

Preceded by
Joe Namath
NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award
1975
Succeeded by
Greg Landry
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