Who Is Kyle Hamilton’s Father, Derrick Hamilton?

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The man behind NFL star Kyle Hamilton’s support and guidance is his father, Derrick Hamilton, a renowned former professional basketball player.

Kyle’s father, Mr. Hamilton, started playing basketball during his collegiate days from 1988-2003 and has several accolades under his name.

Derrick Hamilton has played for several NFL teams, including Atlanta Falcons, Houston, and Buccaneers. He was also the 2001 Second-team SN Freshman All-American.

Kyle Hamilton's Father Derrick Hamilton
Kyle Hamilton’s Father, Derrick Hamilton (Source: Instagram)

His son, Kyle, followed a different path in football and is a young star who signed a rookie contract with the Baltimore Ravens NFL team on June 7, 2022.

In his Notre Dame playing years, Kyle was named the Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America.

Due to his skilled performance, he still receives recognition for his games in NFL.

In this article, we will discuss the details of Derrick Hamilton’s life journey and career background.

Before starting the discussion, let us first review some quick facts. 

Quick Facts

Full Name Derrick Lamont Hamilton 
Date of Birth May 20, 1966
Birth Place Mobile, Alabama
Nick Name The Glue
Religion Unknown
Nationality American  
Ethnicity Afro American
Zodiac Sign  Taurus
Age 57 Years Old
Height 6 feet 7 inches/ 2.01 meters/ 201 cm 
Weight 225 lbs. / 102 kg
Hair Color Black 
Eye Color Dark Brown
Build Athletic 
Father’s Name Name Unknown
Mother’s Name Eula Hamilton
  • Angelo Hamilton (Younger Brother)  
  • Antonio Lang (Cousin Brother)
  • Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS)
  • University Of Southern Mississippi
Marital Status Married
Wife’s Name Jackie Hamilton
  • Kyle Hamilton
  • Tyler Hamilton
Profession Former Basketball Player
Position Small Forward
NBA Draft 1988 / Round: 3 / Pick: 52nd Overall
  • New Jersey Nets
  • Miami Tropics
  • Hapoel Tel Aviv
  • Proexinca CB Cartagena
  • Pepsi Mega Hotshots
  • AEK
  • Apollon Patras
  • Hapoel Givatayim
  • Sporting
  • Mariembourg Royale US-Namur
  • Alaska Aces
  • Saint Petersburg Lions
  • Varese
  • Dynamo Moscow
  • Basket Rimini Crabs
Playing Career 1988–2003
Highlight And Award
  • All-EuroLeague First Team (2001)
  • Greek League All-Star (1991)
Merch  Not Available
Net Worth $1.5 Million 
Social Media Instagram
Last Update March 2024 

Who Is Kyle Hamilton?

Kyle is a rising football safety who currently plays for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. The Baltimore Ravens selected him as the 14th overall pick in the first round and signed his rookie contract on June 7, 2022.

Kyle is the son of the former basketball player Derrick Hamilton. Knowing and living under his father’s shade and support, Kyle was motivated to try out sports.

kyle hamilton
NFL Player Kyle Hamilton (Source: Distractify)

Born on March 16, 2001, Kyle Hamilton is the youngest son of Derrick and Jackie. By nationality, he is American, and Kyle often states his ethnicity as the ”racial rainbow” as his father is black and his mother is Asian. 

He replaced Chuck Clark after he was traded to the New York Jets, per reports on March 13, 2023. 

Kyle Hamilton’s Father, Derrick Hamilton

Derrick Hamilton (fully named Derrick Lamont Hamilton) was born on May 20, 1966, in Mobile, Alabama. Not many details are known about his childhood days and family background. 

Mr. Derrick is the older brother of Angelo Hamilton, who played basketball at the University of Oklahoma and also led Connors State College.  

Kyle’s father is also a cousin of former Duke basketball player Antonio Lang, who won 2 NCAA titles and played stints in the NBA, CBA, and overseas.

Former Basketball Player Derrick Hamilton
Former Basketball Player Derrick Hamilton (Source: Instagram)

Derrick started his professional career during his collegiate days. At first, he played for the University of Southern Mississippi in the late 1980s. Gradually, he made his professional breakthrough. 

In 1988, the New Jersey Nets drafted Derrick in the third round as the 52nd overall pick. However, he did not sign the contract with them and, later, could not make it to the NBA. 

But Derrick had a long career in the European leagues. With the Greek League, he had a notable career.

During his tenure, he played for several teams, such as Sporting, AEK Athens, Apollon Patras, and Irakleio. 

Derrick also played for the Spanish second division. In addition to that, he also played with the Israeli teams, Hapoel Holon and Hapoel Eilat.

Derrick ended his career in Europe. The last team he played in his career was the Russian Super League team, Dynamo Moscow. 

You can navigate his game stats through Sports Reference.


The former basketball star has a small family. He married Jackie Hamilton, an accomplished professional painter before she worked as a human resources manager for Shared Vision Marking.

She used to work as a commercial real estate broker for SouthEast Commercial Services. 

Derrick Hamilton With His Sons
Derrick Hamilton With His Sons (Source: Instagram)

At present, Jackie works in a marketing and design boutique. Apart from it, she is also the current owner of Hamilton Decorative Finishes, which opened in March 2000. 

The duo has two sons named Kyle Hamilton and Tyler Hamilton. Their eldest son Tyler Hamilton was born in 1997 and was the William & Mary Tribe shooting guard in the NCAA (2019-2020). 

Similarly, their youngest son Kyle Hamilton was born in 2001 and is a safety in the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. 

Net Worth & Social Media

According to the sources, Derrick has a net worth of about $1.5 million as of 2024. He lives a lavish life with his family and enjoys his life. 

You can check out his social media handles to learn more about Derrick. 

He wished his son Kyle Hamilton birth on March 16 with many photos of them with an appreciation caption, as Kyle turned 22 in 2023.

  • Instagram -1.2k followers

Popularity Graph 

Derrick made a successful basketball career for himself; likewise, his sons Kyle and Tyler are on the same path.

Popularity of kyle's father
The Popularity of Derrick Hamilton Over The Past 12 Months (Source: Google)

Derrick is still searched by his fans and his son Kyle’s fans because of the support system he provides his son as a player and father.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) 

Why is Derrick Hamilton nicknamed “The Glue?”

Derrick Hamilton was nicknamed “The Glue” during his tenure at the Israeli League with Hapoel Jerusalem. He was given the name due to his tremendous contribution to team chemistry.

Rajani Gurung
Rajani Gurung
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