By Armando Barry
Ladarius Hamilton is the latest from the Mean Green football family to join the NFL. Hamilton made it onto pro scouts’ radars as potential NFL talent after a breakout junior year, in which he earned first team All-Conference honors. Even after a lackluster season by the team his senior season, the undrafted free agent was able to post good numbers in his last collegiate campaign, finishing his athletic career at North Texas sixth in program history for sacks and tackles for loss. His promising performance over the last two years proved enough to earn Hamilton an invite to the NFL Combine, making him the third player from UNT to receive the honor since 2005. The former Mean Green edge performed well, placing in the top 20 out of all defensive lineman prospects for every drill he participated in. While it was speculated by many that Ladarius Hamilton would hear his name called in the last three days, the 2020 NFL Draft concluded without a selection of the North Texas defensive end. However, Hamilton’s NFL hopes would not end there.
With a free agent deal to the Dallas Cowboys in the following hours after the draft, Hamilton will be less than an hour away from where he called home the last four years. It seems the Cowboys have a knack for turning Mean Green into Cowboy blue as they also signed former UNT wide receiver Jalen Guyton last year. With the most recent of North Texas talent starting their professional careers in the metroplex, it just adds more to look forward to for the upcoming NFL season. Another Mean Green received a call after today’s draft as OL Elex Woodworth inked a deal with the Houston Texans. Other ex-UNT undrafted free agents looking for a call the next couple days include Michael Lawrence, Loren Easly, and star quarterback Mason Fine. Photos courtesy of Mean Green athletics