A Hall of Honor for Ken Hamlin
Former Seahawks safety Ken Hamlin will be inducted this September as a member of the 2017 class of the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor.
Hamlin finished his career as the Raxorback’s record holder in tackles, despite playing only three seasons from 2000-2002. He racked up 381 career tackles before entering the 2003 NFL Draft following his junior year.
In his final collegiate season, he earned first-team All-America honors from CollegeFootballNews.com, and first-team All-SEC recognition from the Associated Press, SEC Coaches and Sporting News after he recorded 159 tackles, the second-highest single-season total in school history.
Hamlin earned first-team All-SEC honors and honorable mention All-America accolades in 2001 after he turned in his second straight 100+ tackle campaign with 118 stops. In 2000, he collected 104 tackles en route to freshman All-America honors from the Sporting News and Football News, and a spot on the SEC All-Freshman Team.
Hamlin also is tied for 12th on the school’s career interceptions list with nine after tying for the team lead in each of his three seasons. He helped lead Arkansas to three straight bowl games during his career, and an SEC Western Division title in 2002.
The Seahawks drafted him in the second round (42nd pick overall) in the 2003 NFL Draft, and he played for Seattle from 2003-2006. He totalled eight interceptions over that span.
Hamlin also played for the Dallas Cowboys from 2007-2010, and earned a trip to the 2007 Pro Bowl. He finished his eight-year NFL career with the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts, both in the 2010 season.
The 2017 class will be inducted during the Hall of Honor weekend on Sept. 7-9.