By Tyler Clarke
Arkansas Media Relations
Cobi Hamilton is a freshman from Texarkana, Texas, and has enjoyed the challenge of adjusting to the college game. Hamilton was a teammate of Ryan Mallett in high school, graduating from Texas High School and setting the Tigers’ single-season receiving record as a senior with 64 receptions for 1,071 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Hamilton was recruited by many schools coming out of high school including Auburn, Texas and Nebraska. He was ranked the No. 63 receiver in the country by Rivals.com and the No. 108 recevier by Scout.com. Hamilton is also an accomplished track athlete. He has seen action in eight games this year catching 13 balls for 183 yards with one touchdown.
MR: If you could play another sport besides football or track what would you play?
CH: I would play baseball.
MR: What is your favorite pregame song?
CH: I’m Ready by Webbie.
MR: What is your favorite Arkansas tradition?
CH: Calling the Hogs.
MR: If you could play another position in football what would you play?
CH: Probably Safety.
MR: Who is your favorite NFL player?
CH: Terrell Owens
MR: Why did you choose to come to Arkansas?
CH: The tradition, along with the chance to play early and compete in the Southeastern Conference.
MR: Who was better in high school, you or Ryan Mallett?
CH: Ryan was.
MR: What is your major and what do you plan to do after graduation?
CH: My major is Kinesiology and I am getting a minor Equine Science. After graduation I hope to go to the NFL, but if that doesn’t work then I want to be a coach.
MR: Where is your favorite place to vacation?
MR: What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
CH: I own horses.
MR: What is your favorite food?
MR: What was your most embarrassing moment?
CH: My mom kissed me at a high school pep rally while I was blind folded.
MR: How would you compare the college game to high school football?
CH: It is faster, you take more reps, and there is tougher competition.
MR: What is your pre-game ritual?
CH: Talk with my roommate Ronnie Wingo, Jr.
MR: Who do you look up to on the team?
CH: Jarius Wright and Joe Adams.
MR: If you could meet one person, who would it be?
CH: Terrell Owens.
MR: What have you learned as a freshman that will help you on the field later in your career?
CH: To use my fundamentals.
MR: What is it like being a two-sport athlete?
CH: It’s hard. You just have to grind and keep your body healthy.