Kyle Hamilton is an American football player who was named a consensus All-American in 2021. The athlete is the son of Jackie and Derrick Hamilton. Kyle, who attended Notre Dame University and played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, got his athletic talents from his father who is a former professional basketball player. While he has chosen to play a different sport from the one his father played, he is excelling at it and is believed by many to possibly be more talented than his old man.
Profile Summary of Kyle Hamilton
- Full name: Kyle Hamilton
- Date of Birth: March 16, 2001
- Place of Birth: Heraklion, Greece
- Age: 21 years old (as of 2022)
- Zodiac Sign: Pisces
- Ethnicity: African-American
- Nationality: American
- Education: Marist School in Brookhaven, Georgia; University of Notre Dame
- Profession: American Football Player
- Playing Position: Safety
- Height: 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m)
- Weight: 100 kg (220 lbs)
- Kyle Hamilton’s Parents: Jackie and Derrick Hamilton
- Sibling: Tyler Hamilton
- Instagram: kyledhamilton
Kyle Hamilton’s Father is a Former Athlete
Kyle Hamilton’s parents are Jackie and Derrick Hamilton. The American football player comes from an athletic family as almost every member of the family has in one way or another been involved in sporting activities.
Derrick Hamilton, the biological father of Kyle, was a professional sportsman. He was a professional basketball player who played for Southern Mississippi University before he was selected in the third round of the 1988 NBA Draft. He would go on to have a career that lasted for over a decade, notably playing overseas for teams like Irakleio BC in Greece.
After retiring, Derrick became a pro-athletic trainer. He trains young athletes to become professional athletes in their chosen sport just the same way he exhibited his outstanding training skills by dutifully training his sons.
— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) June 8, 2020
His Mother is South Korean
Jackie Hamilton is the biological mother of Kyle Hamilton. She is a South Korean woman who was born and raised in Seoul. Though a true lover of sport, she has worked as the Head of Recruitment and Human Resource manager in a marketing firm. She is also a gifted painter who specializes in Faux finishing, furniture, and murals.
Painting was Kyle Hamilton’s mother’s first love and it brings her enormous delight when she paints. But due to some undisclosed circumstances (probably the paucity of finance in the painting industry), Jackie diverted most of her attention into the corporate world of business which later got her a nice job in a marketing company.
Meet Kyle Hamilton’s Older Brother Tyler
Also a sportsman, Tyler Hamilton is Kyle’s elder brother and his only sibling. He is four years older than the Notre Dame athlete. The two brothers we learned are very close friends with each other even right from when they were growing up as little children. Tyler took after his father to play basketball. He was a star college athlete who attended the University of Pennsylvania on a full scholarship. He would, however, later transfer to William and Mary.
Tyler was unable to have a professional sporting career and has since concentrated on furthering his studies, acquiring a Master of Business Administration degree.
Kyle’s Parents are Divorced
Kyle Hamilton’s parents have been divorced for many years now. The American football player was only three years old while his elder brother was seven years old when their parents got divorced. But despite ending their relationship, Jackie and Derrick never allowed it to affect their children’s upbringing. They both gave each of their kids the very best support and brought them up to become successful young men.
Who is Kyle Hamilton’s Girlfriend?
Kyle Hamilton has been in a long-term relationship with a woman identified as Reese Damm. The pair are believed to have started dating in high school and have been together ever since. Unlike many others that would have loved to keep their relationship a secret, the duo are very open about their love, always posting pictures of each other on Instagram.
Much about the beautiful Reese is not known but there are reports that say she is a musical artist. She is no doubt the source of Kyle Hamilton’s happiness, encouraging him to be the best he can be as an athlete.
Kyle Hamilton’s Career as an American Football Player
As a kid growing up, Kyle Hamilton was a genuine lover of sport. He loved everything sport and most times he would be out there watching his father, Derrick Hamilton, giving basketball lessons to his elder brother Tyler Hamilton. When he was just three years old, Kyle beseeched his mother to allow him to play with his brother but she refused. She only promised to allow him to join his father and brother to practice in the field when he turns six years old.
Jacki Hamilton kept to her promise and it was at that age that Kyle Hamilton started developing his athletic abilities. His father and elder brother trained him to play basketball but he later discovered that basketball was not his first love. He instead chose to play American football.
For his high school education, Kyle Hamilton attended Marist School in Brookhaven, Georgia, playing as a safety and wide receiver for the school’s team. He would later land a scholarship to attend the University of Notre Dame in 2019 where he continued to excel. In 2020, Kyle was a First-team All-ACC selection. The following year, he became a Consensus All-American and declared for the 2022 NFL Draft.