C.J. Hampton

C.J.  Hampton


Meridian, Miss.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 186




Ole Miss Press Conference: 09.01

Rebels Open SEC Play against Vanderbilt at LP Field


Postgame Notes: Ole Miss vs. Boise State


Ole Miss Football Spring Review

Rebels Prepare For 2014 Season

Enters fall tied for No. 1 on the depth chart at free safety ... Probably the leader of the Rebel safeties ... Understands the system and is a good communicator ... Needs to continue becoming more consistent. 

Played in nine games with four starts at free safety ... Totaled 27 tackles, 1.0 TFL and a pass breakup ... Helped Ole Miss rank top three among SEC teams in tackles for loss (8.1/game - 7th in NCAA), interceptions (15 - t23rd in NCAA) and takeaways (23 - t38th in NCAA) ... Missed the LSU and Mississippi State games with a stinger in his arm ... Earned second letter ... vs. Vanderbilt (9/26/15): Had one tackle and broke up a pass ... vs. New Mexico State (10/10/15): Made his first career start and posted three solo tackles ... at #22 Memphis (10/17/15): Shared the team lead with a career-high 11 tackles (10 solo) in start ... vs. #15 Texas A&M (10/24/15): Made three solo tackles in start ... at Auburn (10/31/15): Made three tackles (two solo) ... vs. Arkansas (11/7/15): Had three tackles (two solo) in start ... Sugar Bowl vs. #16 Oklahoma State (1/1/16): Tallied three solo tackles with a TFL.

Spring 2015:
Received the Jeff Hamm Award as the team’s most improved defensive player of the spring.

2014: Played in every game as a backup safety and on special teams ... Totaled 10 tackles on the year ... Earned first letter ... vs. Boise State (8/28/14): Made his Ole Miss debut ... at Vanderbilt (9/6/14): Made two tackles (one solo) ... vs. UL-Lafayette (9/13/14): Posted three stops (one solo) ... vs. Memphis (9/27/14): Made one tackle ... vs. #1 Alabama (10/4/14): Made one tackle ... at #23 LSU (10/25/14): One tackle ... vs. Presbyterian (11/8/14): Made two stops (one solo) ... Graduated high school early and enrolled at Ole Miss in January 2014 ... Member of the 2014 signing class.

HIGH SCHOOL: U.S. Army All-American ... Consensus 4-star recruit and the No. 59 prospect nationally according to 247Sports.com ... Listed as one of the country’s top 10 safeties by 247Sports.com, Scout.com and ESPN.com ... All-State selection and the Region 3-6A Defensive Player of the Year after his senior season ... Registered 111 tackles and four interceptions while helping Meridian to the 6A state semifinals as a senior ... The Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen selection ... Chosen for the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game ... Coached in high school by Larry Weems.

PERSONAL: Son of Calvin and Chante Hampton ... Full name is C.J. Deshawn Hampton Jr. ... Born: Jan. 31, 1996 ... Psychology major ... Relative of former NFL safety Dexter McCleon.


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