39 - Ronnie Hamlin
Ronnie Hamlin
Height: 6-2
Weight: 235
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lacey, Wash.
High School: Timberline HS '09
Position: LB
Experience: 2L*
gp 15
tk 140
sac 2
int 2
ffum 2

*** Honors Candidate ***
*** Academic Honors Candidate ***

Career: A 22-game starter for the Eagles, Hamlin has 221 tackles already in his 25-game EWU career to rank 22nd in school history. Despite being listed as a senior, Hamlin will eventually apply to the NCAA to receive his sixth year. After redshirting the 2009 season because of a bum knee, the injury also kept him from playing during Eastern’s national championship season in 2010. If he does get the extra year back, he could challenge the school record of 432 tackles set by 2010 Buck Buchanan Award winner J.C. Sherritt (2007-10). Hamlin’s long hair has been a trademark of his, and a friendly wager between teammates lasted three years. 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. Minnerly eventually cut his hair on Dec. 17, 2012 -- just two days after his career and the 2012 season concluded -- and donated the hair to Locks of Love.

2013: Listed as a starter at strong-side inside linebacker on the preseason depth chart. The Sports Network selected Hamlin to its Buck Buchanan Award Watch List and as a third team preseason All-America selection. The College Football Performance Awards named him to its Linebacker Award Watch List. He was also a second team preseason All-America selection by Phil Steele and Beyond Sports Network, and  a third team choice by College Sports Madness. He also earned preseason All-Big Sky Conference honors as selected by the league, as well as from College Sports Madness (first team) and Phil Steele (first team). Ranked sixth on the preseason FCS linebacker rankings as selected by Josh Buchanan at philsteele.com. He had 16 tackles in the two spring scrimmages he played in.

2012: Hamlin earned All-American honors from Phil Steele Publications (fourth team) and was a first team All-Big Sky Conference selection. He was also named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team after starting all 14 games for the Eagles. In addition, he was chosen as the team’s Defensive Player of the Year. He had 136 tackles in 2012 to rank fifth in school history, and his average of 9.71 per game ranked 31st in FCS and fourth in the Big Sky. His 11 1/2 tackles for loss ranked 13th in the league. Hamlin had four performances of at least 11 tackles in 2012, including 15 in Eastern’s 27-24 win at Big Sky co-champion Montana State (10/13/12). He also had a key interception in that game to earn ROOT Sports Defensive Player of the Week as selected by the Big Sky, national FCS recognition as one of four College Sporting News National All Stars and team defensive player of the week honors. His diving interception in the third quarter was the first of his career and led to a field goal that cut Montana State’s lead to 10-6. He had six tackles after Eastern took a 20-17 lead early in the fourth quarter, including one for a loss of one yard. In fact, three of his tackles in the quarter – all solos – were for a collective net of one yard. He also had a tackle for loss of six yards in the third quarter. The Eagles held MSU to 375 yards of offense, including just 70 rushing. Hamlin had 14 tackles versus Montana (9/29/12), coming two from his career high of 16 set in 2011 versus Cal Poly. With the Eagle offense scoring on drives on its final two possessions, and EWU recovering an onside kick, Montana had the ball for just eight plays in the final 8:26 as Eastern prevailed 32-26 over the 21st-ranked Grizzlies. Earlier in 2012, Hamlin was honored by the Big Sky as ROOT Sports Defensive Player of the Week after finishing with eight tackles and a pass broken up in a season-opening 20-3 victory over Idaho (8/30/12). Eastern held Idaho to a long rush of seven yards, forced Idaho to punt nine times and held the Vandals to a 2-of-15 performance on third down. Eastern’s defense allowed just 237 yards, with 66 of that coming through the air on a defensive breakdown by EWU in the first quarter. It was the fewest points allowed by the Eagles since beating Idaho State 38-3 in the 2009 season and Northern Colorado 16-0 two weeks earlier that year. He had two passes broken up and 10 tackles against Wagner (12/1/12) in the FCS Playoffs.

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 against the Grizzlies. 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 with a 3.57 grade point average at Eastern. 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

2012

14

136

15

0

13-28

2-1

4

2-9

Totals

25

221

16

0

18-32

2-2

6

2-9

 

Top Tackling Performances

16 – Cal Poly – 11/12/11

15 – Montana State – 10/13/12

14 – Montana – 9/29/12

13 – Southern Utah – 12/27/12

11 – Weber State – 9/22/12

11 – Weber State – 10/1/11

10 – Illinois State – 12/8/12

10 – Wagner – 12/1/12

10 – Northern Arizona – 10/8/11

 
Recent Games
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31
Statistics category Overall Conf
Solo tackles 65 31
Assists 75 40
Tackles 140 71
Tackles per game 9.3 8.9
Sacks 2 1
Sack yards 9 3
Interceptions 2 2
Returned for touchdown 1 1
Fumble recoveries 2 1
Fumble return TDs - -
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 - - - - - - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 - - - - - - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - 0
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - 0
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - 0
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - 0
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - 0
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - 0
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - 0
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - 0
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - 0
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - 0
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 - - - - - 0
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 - - - - - 0
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 - - - - - 0
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 - - - - - 0
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 - - - - - - - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 - - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 - - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 5 2 7 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 2 1 3 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 7 7 14 - - 1 1 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 2 4 6 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 3 5 8 0.5 2 0.5 2 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 3 2 5 - - 0 - - - - 1 77 1 - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 2 5 7 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 3 7 10 - - 1 1 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 7 3 10 - - 0 - - - - 1 0 0 - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 2 5 7 0.5 1 0.5 1 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 6 4 10 - - 1 2 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 5 9 14 - - 0 - 1 1 - - - - - - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 4 9 13 1 6 1.5 7 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 7 8 15 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 7 4 11 - - 0.5 2 1 - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg
2013-14 15 - - - - - - - - -
Total 15 - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2013-14 15 - - - - - - - -
Total 15 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2013-14 15 - - - - - - -
Total 15 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2013-14 15 - - - - - - - 0
Total 15 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2013-14 15 - - - - - - - -
Total 15 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2013-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - - - - -
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2013-14 15 65 75 140 9.3 2 9 6 16 2 1 0 2 77 - -
Total 15 65 75 140 9.3 2 9 6 16 2 1 0 2 77 - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg
Total 15 - - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -

Home 8 - - - - - - - - -
Away 7 - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -

Wins 12 - - - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - - - -

August 1 - - - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - - - -
December 3 - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 15 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -

Home 8 - - - - - - - -
Away 7 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -

Wins 12 - - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - - -

August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - - -
December 3 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 15 - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -

Home 8 - - - - - - -
Away 7 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -

Wins 12 - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - -

August 1 - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - -
December 3 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 15 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0

Home 8 - - - - - - - 0
Away 7 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0

Wins 12 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 3 - - - - - - - 0

August 1 - - - - - - - 0
September 3 - - - - - - - 0
October 4 - - - - - - - 0
November 4 - - - - - - - 0
December 3 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 15 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -

Home 8 - - - - - - - -
Away 7 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -

Wins 12 - - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - - -

August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - - -
December 3 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -

Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -

Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -

August - - - - - - - - - -
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
December - - - - - - - - - -
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 15 65 75 140 9.3 2 9 6 16 2 1 0 2 77 - -
Conference 8 31 40 71 8.9 1 3 3 6 1 1 0 2 77 - -
Exhibition - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -

Home 8 32 46 78 9.8 2 9 3 12 2 1 0 - - - -
Away 7 33 29 62 8.9 - - 3 4 - - - 2 77 - -
Neutral - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -

Wins 12 49 60 109 9.1 2 9 4.5 13 1 1 0 2 77 - -
Losses 3 16 15 31 10.3 - - 1.5 3 1 - - - - - -

August 1 5 2 7 7.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
September 3 11 12 23 7.7 - - 1 1 - - - - - - -
October 4 11 19 30 7.5 0.5 2 1.5 3 - - - 1 77 - -
November 4 20 21 41 10.2 0.5 1 1.5 3 1 1 0 1 0 - -
December 3 18 21 39 13.0 1 6 2 9 1 - - - - - -
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