Hampton tallied three interceptions in the South Carolina secondary and broke up nine passes. He also came up with 45 tackles on the year including 4.0 for a loss. He picked up SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts against Mississippi State when he logged eight tackles, including six solo stops, forced and recovered a fumble and was credited with three pass breakups.
Sophomore cornerback who played in all 13 games, starting 12... did not officially "start" against Florida, as the first defensive play was a goal-line situation... credited with 40 tackles including 23 solos... had one interception and tied for the team high with six pass breakups... made his first career start at Vanderbilt in the season opener... logged a career-high 10 tackles at LSU... returned a blocked extra point for a two-point conversion at Florida... credited with four tackles and two pass breakups at Florida.Intercepted a Tyler Bray pass in the final minute, sealing the win over Tennessee... recorded six tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss and his first career sack in the Outback Bowl win over Michigan... tabbed as the Everyday Attitude and Hustle Award winner, along with Bruce Ellington, for the spring at the 2012 Garnet & Black Spring Game.
Played in 10 games as a cornerback and kick returner... credited with 14 tackles, one interception and three pass breakups... returned seven kickoffs for a 25.4 yard average, the best average on the squad... saw his first action for the Garnet and Black in the win over Vanderbilt... picked off a pass against Kentucky... had a season long 55-yard kick return at Arkansas.
Redshirted as a true freshman.
Highly-touted defensive back who was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, following his senior season at Darlington (S.C.) High School... played for coach Justin Danner... logged 50 tackles and three interceptions as a senior... also scored six TDs on offense... named all-state by the Associated Press despite playing only six games due to eligibility issues following a transfer... played at Independence High in Charlotte in 2008 before moving to Darlington... had 50 tackles and 10 interceptions as a junior.Regarded as a four-star prospect, ranked as the sixth-best cornerback, the state's third-best player and the 60th-best player in the nation by Rivals.com... considered a three-star prospect and the nation's 47th-best cornerback by Scout.com... rated a three-star prospect and the nation's 23rd-best cornerback by ESPN.com... ranked as the 14th-best defensive back in the country by SuperPrep... rated 71st on PrepStar's top 150 Dream Team... originally committed to Florida... also considered Tennessee and North Carolina. PERSONAL: Victor Hampton was born March 12, 1992... is a sociology major at South Carolina... is a regular in the community speaking to the youth of Columbia.
- South Carolina CB Victor Hampton reportedly arrested...With ugly incidents off the field plaguing some of the NFL's most popular franchises in recent years, teams are dedicating more and more attention to character red-flags. On Monday, it was former Florida State running back James Wilder, Jr. who was making news for all the wrong reasons. Now, South Carolina cornerback Victor Hampton could be the latest to find out this fact. According to a report from Amanda C. Coyne of GoGamecocks.com, Hampton was arrested for disorderly conduct following a dispute with his sister April 6.
The report, which cites a spokeswoman for the Columbia Police Department, says that the potential NFL draft pick and his sister, Victoria, were "threatening each other, calling each other obscene names (and) using fighting words and stances." Hampton, a physical and athletic player who elected to give up his final year of eligibility to enter the draft early, was given a 3rd-4th round grade by NFLDraftScout.com. This news, as well as an average performance during the Combine and at his Pro Day, however, could push his stock deep into the third day of the draft. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com