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Joe Hamilton


Joseph Fitzgerald Hamilton

Inducted 2014

Date of Birth



Alvin, SC


Georgia Tech (1996-1999)


Georgia Tech quarterback Joe Hamilton was an outstanding playmaker for the Yellow Jackets. In his senior year, he was second nationally in both total offense and passing efficiency. As such, he was the nation’s top quarterback that season. He was a consensus All-America and won the Davey O’Brien trophy as the best player at his position. Joe was also the Heisman runner up. Hamilton was a four-year starter who led his team to three Top 25 finishes. As a junior, the Jackets were ranked #9 and captured the Atlantic Coast Conference title. He ended his career as the ACC’s leader in total offense (10,640 yards) and pass efficiency (148.2) and still ranks second in both categories. Selected in the seventh round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Hamilton spent two seasons with the Bucs and one with the Indianapolis Colts. Hamilton also played for the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League for three seasons, posting a 32-15 record as the starting quarterback.


Height 5'10"

Weight 189

Career Highlights

  • 1999 All-Conference
  • 1999 Conference MVP
  • 1999 Consensus All-America
  • 1999 Davey O'Brien Award winner
  • 1999 Heisman - second
  • 1998 All-Conference
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