Ruffin and Dena Hamilton are the parents of Elijah Hamilton. From 1994 until 2000, his father, Ruffin, was a football player for both the Packers and the Falcons.
In 2016, Hamilton received his high school diploma from Blessed Trinity Catholic. He was the 2015 Defensive Player of the Year and also lettered in football.
Between the years 2016 and 2020, Hamilton was a member of the Vanderbilt Commodores football team and participated in a total of 41 games. In the year 2020, he was selected to serve as a team captain.
As a fifth-year player in his senior season in 2020, he has a total of 24 tackles and three pass breakups to his credit. In five of his games, Hamilton recorded at least one tackle, and twice he had seven or more stops.
On November 21, 2020, he recorded seven tackles while playing against No. 6 Florida. The following week, he set a new career best with eight stops when playing against Missouri (Nov. 28, 2020).
During the 2021 season, Hamilton was a defensive back for the Bulldogs and participated in all 12 games. At Mississippi State, he made his first appearance for Tech and had one solo tackle (Sept. 4).
Hamilton finished the game with a total of 23 tackles (13 solo and 10 assisted), half a tackle for loss (0.5), and a pass breakup.
How Much Does Elijah Hamilton Make?
Elijah Hamilton receives an annual salary of $856,667 on average. Hamilton will have a cap hit of $708,333 in 2022 along with a base salary of $705,000 and a signing bonus of $10,000.