Bryan Hamilton is one of the best players from the Tampa, FL area in the Class of 2026.
The 5-foot-5, 76-pound Hamilton, who attends Lomax Magnet, is a dynamic player that works on both sides of the ball as a running back and linebacker.
Hamilton, who has played in Brandon for the Ravens, Bengals and Bears, has earned plenty of recognition during his outstanding youth football career, such as being an all-star, winning MVP, the Hustle award and leadership award.
Hamilton is humbled by the recognition.
“The national all-star football event was fun because we got the chance to play teams from all over, felt like the NFL,” Hamilton said. “It means a lot to me because it shows that all the hard work wasn’t for nothing.”
No matter the opponent, on each snap Hamilton is determined to give it his all.
Hamilton is going all out.
The motor is always at full throttle whenever Hamilton steps between the lines.
“My mindset is to try to score every time I get the ball or to at least 5 or more yards,” Hamilton said. “I want to make the opponent have to work for everything they get.”
Hamilton has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the gridiron. Hamilton tells why he enjoys the game of football so much.
“I love how challenging the game of football is and how great it feels to win games,” Hamilton said. “Plus I enjoy the brotherhood I have with all of my teammates.”
Hamilton has learned many valuable lessons from playing football that he applies to his everyday life.
The main one is applying perspective to all situations.
“Football has taught me so much about life in general,” Hamilton said. “It has taught me to always work hard and believe in yourself no matter what. If you do that, you can make your dreams come true.”
Hamilton recalls his favorite football memory.
“My favorite memory was when I scored my first touchdown. After that I wanted to do it again and again,” Hamilton said. “It was a special moment that I’ll never forget.”
Randy Hamilton is in his third season coaching his son, currently with the Brandon Bears.
Mr. Hamilton explains the best parts of his son’s game.
“The best parts of his game on the offensive side of the ball is his natural instinct he just has a God given talent. On the defensive side he is just a ball hawk in the air or on the ground,” Mr. Hamilton said. “I like that his technique is very good in different ways things you can't teach.”
Hamilton takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Hamilton makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.
“I try my best every day to be the best teammate and leader I can be for the team,” Hamilton said. “I try to give advice to my teammates in need of help on any specific plays. I tell my teammates to stay focused and don’t ever quit.”
Mr. Hamilton adds that his son is one of those consummate teammates that every squad needs to be successful.
“He demonstrates leadership by taking action. He wants to be the guy you go to when its on the line. He’s never scared of the big moments,” Mr. Hamilton said. “That attitude is contagious and rubs off on the rest of his teammates.”
Hamilton is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.
“I’ve learned a lot from my coaches on how to be a better football player and a better person off the field,” Hamilton said. “My coaches always tell me to never have an attitude on/off the field, never quit, and if you start it finish it and it will make you a better player.”
Mr. Hamilton is an advocate of his son’s capabilities.
“Playing one of the toughest team in our league, the first TD he scored got called back. The game was a slugfest at 0-0,” Mr. Hamilton said. “With three minutes left in the fourth he pops one for 55 yards. We end up winning 6-0 beating a team that had not lost in three years. He helped carry us to a Super Bowl.”
In addition to making clutch plays, Hamilton also has a high level of football IQ as well.
Hamilton has excellent football awareness that puts him in position to thrive.
“His IQ for the game is great. He doesn’t think and play like the normal 10-year-old,” Mr. Hamilton said. “He’s a very cerebral player that is always trying to be one step ahead of the opposition. He’s a smart kid that had excellent study habits.”
Hamilton is on the grind to perfect and hone his craft in any way possible.
“His work ethic is amazing. He really wants it and he doesn’t take it lightly,” Mr. Hamilton said. “He wants to be the best. We run hills and get in all kinds of camps to get right.”
Mr. Hamilton explains why he compares his son to this standout.
“I would compare him to Le’Veon Bell because he just has a way of seeing things that makes it difficult to plan for him,” Mr. Hamilton said.
Hamilton patterns his mentality after the Steelers star.
“Le’Veon Bell is my favorite player because he is simply just good at what he does,” Hamilton said. “He’s a natural at it and we play the same position.”
Hamilton is constantly striving for greatness in everything that he does.
“I want to be the best player and person I can be on and off the football field,” Hamilton said. “I want to make my family proud of me in everything that I do.”
Hamilton has his sights set on playing at Alabama State.
“That’s me and my dad’s favorite team,” Troyer said. “I would love to play there and be a part of that program.”
Mr. Hamilton outlines the next areas of improvement for his son.
“Lately we have been trying to teach as much technique as possible to never stop or motion,” Mr. Hamilton said. “We have to keep getting reps with it.”
Mr. Hamilton believes the sky is the limit as long as his son continues to stay hungry.
“His potential he has no ceiling,” Mr. Hamilton said. “He can go as far as he wants in whatever sport he chooses. He is a special kid.”
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