3rd Season at GSU
Former Heisman Trophy runner-up Joe Hamilton enters his second season as running backs coach on the Georgia State football staff.
Hamilton originally joined the GSU program in July 2010 and served as a recruiting intern during the Panthers' inaugural season before being elevated to a coaching position in June 2011.
A consensus first-team all-American at Georgia Tech in 1999, Hamilton won the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback while finishing second to Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne in the Heisman balloting. He was named the Atlantic Coast Conference's Player of the Year and Athlete of the Year for all sports.
The native of Alvin, S.C., started four years at quarterback at Tech, played in four bowl games and led the Yellow Jackets to 30 victories and a share of the 1998 ACC Championship. He was named MVP of the 1997 Carquest Bowl and co-MVP of the 1999 Gator Bowl, both of which Tech won. He is still Tech's all-time leader in passing yards, touchdown passes and total offense and holds numerous other records.
Hamilton was inducted into the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame in 1999, and in 2011 he appeared on the ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame for the first time.
He earned his degree from Georgia Tech in 2008.
A seventh-round NFL draft pick by Tampa Bay in 2000, Hamilton played four seasons in the NFL with Tampa Bay and Indianapolis and also played in NFL Europe and the Arena Football League.
He and his wife, Kenya, have two children, Skylar and Kayden.