Athlete of the Week: Jeremiah Hamlin, University Christian

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- University Christian senior Jeremiah Hamlin will play running back next year at the University of Richmond, yet he only needed to carry the ball a total of 45 times during the entire regular season.

Although he's been healthy enough to play in every game this season, Hamlin's carries have been limited because his team has spread the ball around to all of it's playmakers, and they have won some games in blowout fashion which allows younger players to see the field at the end of the games.

Perhaps Hamlin's most impressive stat is that he's averaging 17 yards per carry therefore he has more than 700 yards on his 45 carries.

Another huge accomplishment for Jeremiah and his team is that they've won a district championship for the first time since 1994, one year before he was born.

After defeating FAMU High School last week in the first round of the playoffs, UC hosts Tallahassee North Florida Christian on Friday night.

This is Hamlin's second year at University Christian. His grandmother always wanted him to attend school there so he could grow spiritually. A few months after he transferred to UC from Wolfson High School, his grandmother passed away.


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