Redshirted in 2004, this local product assumed role of "short" snapping duties in 2005 and has continued in that role ... also had to take over long snapper duties in 2006 because of injuries ... expected to handle those duties again in 2008.
2007: Was regular snapper for UAB on field goals, extra points and punts.
2006: Held down regular short and long snapper duties for the Blazers' kicking game.
2005: Was regular short snapper for the Blazers and helped kicking game to a perfect 37-of-37 on extra points and 14-of-18 on field goals.
High School: Attended Vestavia Hills High ... a two-year starter on the offensive line for Vestavia playing for coach Buddy Anderson ... started 24 consecutive games, every one as a junior and senior ... helped team to state Class A semifinal finish in 2003 as the Rebels lost a double-overtime contest to eventual state champ Hoover, 31-24 ... Vestavia finished with 12-2 record during his senior season.
Personal: Born Jan. 24, 1986 at Birmingham, Ala. ... son of Charlene and Thomas Hamby ... major is engineering. ... his father, Thomas, played football at Samford as did his brother, Mark.