Shaun Dion Hamilton
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Hamilton with Washington in 2019
Detroit Lions
Position:Defensive assistant
Personal information
Born: (1995-09-11) September 11, 1995 (age 27)
Montgomery, Alabama
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Carver (Montgomery)
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 6 / Pick: 197
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:97
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:1
Pass deflections:2
Player stats at · PFR

Shaun Dion Hamilton (born September 11, 1995) is a former American football linebacker who is currently a defensive assistant coach for the Detroit Lions. He played college football at Alabama and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span Bench press
5 ft 11+34 in
(1.82 m)
228 lb
(103 kg)
31 in
(0.79 m)
10+14 in
(0.26 m)
20 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Washington Redskins / Football Team

Hamilton in a game against the Carolina Panthers, 2018
Hamilton in a game against the Carolina Panthers, 2018

Hamilton was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round (197th overall pick) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[1] On May 10, 2018, he signed his rookie contract.[2] Hamilton recorded his first career interception against the quarterback Josh Rosen in Week 6 win against the Miami Dolphins in the 2019 season.[3] After Week 15 of the 2020 season, Hamilton was placed on injured reserve on December 21, 2020.[4] Hamilton was waived on January 11, 2021.[5]

Detroit Lions

On January 12, 2021, Hamilton was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions.[6][7] He was placed on injured reserve on August 17, 2021.

On March 14, 2022, Hamilton re-signed with the Lions.[8] He was released on August 23, 2022.[9] After his release, Hamilton retired from playing to pursue a coaching career, joining the Lions coaching staff as a defensive assistant.[10]


  1. ^ Czarda, Stephen (April 28, 2018). "Redskins Select Alabama Linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton".
  2. ^ Czarda, Stephen (May 10, 2018). "Redskins Sign Seven Members Of 2018 Draft Class".
  3. ^ Stephens, Hannah (October 13, 2019). "Redskins LB Shaun Dion Hamilton records first NFL INT".
  4. ^ Stackpole, Kyle (December 21, 2020). "Washington Signs LB Mychal Kendricks Off Seahawks' Practice Squad, Places LB Shaun Dion Hamilton On Injured Reserve". Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  5. ^ Washington Football Team Public Relations. "Washington Signs 13 Players To Reserve/Future Contracts". Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  6. ^ Schlitt, Erik (January 13, 2021). "Detroit Lions claim LB Shaun Dion Hamilton off waivers". Lions Wire. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  7. ^ "Lions acquire LB Shaun Dion Hamilton from Washington via waivers". January 12, 2021. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  8. ^ "Lions re-sign LB Alex Anzalone, S Jalen Elliott, LB Shaun Dion Hamilton and S C.J. Moore". March 14, 2022.
  9. ^ "Lions place 3 players on Reserve/PUP, 1 on Reserve/NFI". August 23, 2022.
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