39 - Ronnie Hamlin
Ronnie Hamlin
Height: 6-2
Weight: 210
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lacey, Wash.
High School: Timberline HS '09
Position: LB
Experience: 1L*

*** Academic Honors Candidate ***

Career: A friendly wager between teammates is now entering year three. During the 2010 season, Hamlin and safety Jeff Minnerly challenged each other to see who could go the longest without cutting their hair. Linebacker Zach Johnson was also in on the wager, but dropped out after EWU won the NCAA Division I title.

2012: Listed as a starter at strong-side inside linebacker on preseason depth chart. Despite playing most of the spring with a broken hand that was heavily padded, he had 13 tackles in four spring scrimmages.

2011: Named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. He started eight games, and made his starting debut against Montana (9/17/11) after proving himself in EWU’s first two games. Hamlin had a team-leading eight tackles in his collegiate debut versus Washington (9/3/11), four against South Dakota (9/10/11) and seven in his starting debut at Montana (9/17/11). After recording double-figure tackle performances with 11 against Weber State (10/1/11) and 10 against Northern Arizona (10/8/11), he had a season-high 16 against Cal Poly (11/12/11) in EWU’s second-to-last game of the season. He also broke-up passes versus WSU and NAU, and was the team’s special teams player of the week versus the Wildcats. After recovering from a knee injury that kept him from playing in the 2010 season, a hamstring injury kept him out of all but the first day of spring practices.

2010: Was unable to play because of a knee injury.

2009: Redshirted.

HS: Graduated from Timberline HS in 2009. Selected by Associated Press as a 3A All-State first team selection as a defensive back. He earned the same honor from the Tacoma News Tribune and was named by the Seattle Times as a “White Chip” selection as one of the top 100 prospects in the state of Washington. The TNT and The Olympian also honored him on their All-Area squads, with the Olympian also selecting him as its player of the year. In addition, he was a member of Ron Siegel’s 31-member preseason All-State squad. He was the Olympic Western League MVP after finishing with 156 tackles and 10 interceptions. He also finished with 16 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, six passes broken up and a sack. He also had 1,778 all-purpose yards, including 1,018 yards and eight touchdowns on 63 receptions as a receiver. He also had 19 punt returns for 405 yards and rushed for another 150. He helped lead the Blazers to the State 3A Playoffs as they finished 8-3. As a junior, he earned first team All-Western Cascade Conference honors as a defensive back. He caught 31 passes for 401 yards and three touchdowns, and on defense he had 89 total tackles (10 for loss) with six interceptions and six passes broken up. Timberline finished the 2007 season with a 4-6 record. Had a 3.9 grade point average in high school. His Eagle teammate Jordan Thompson (’12) also attended Timberline.

Personal: Technology major. Born 4/15/90 in Fort Riley, Kan.

Year GP        TT        Hi     S TL-Yds FF-FR PBU I-Yds    

2011  11        85        16      0    5-4      0-1       2  0-0

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