Down 10-0 in the first quarter against the Rebels, Hamilton gave Vanderbilt the boost it needed when he intercepted a Jevan Snead pass and returned it 79-yards for a Commodore touchdown. Hamilton finished that memorable night with a total of 103 yards in return yards and the Commodores went on to win, 23-17.
Hamilton also had a great performance against Tennessee, picking up 16 tackles and had 2 tackles for losses in each of the big wins over Auburn and Kentucky.
The No. 1 goal of Hamilton and his teammates will be to make life miserable for Eagles redshirt freshman quarterback Dominique Davis. Davis is playing for starter Chris Crane who went down with an injury in a win over Wake Forest. If Hamilton and his teammates succeed we could see the first Vanderbilt bowl victory since 1955.
VandyMania salutes Ryan Hamilton.
Hamilton makes his memorable gallop. (VM/Stan Jones)