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Beggs' Ramsey Hamilton elevates those around him

Beggs quarterback Ramsey Hamilton makes good decisions and is elusive and versatile. Those qualities land him at No. 9 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 list.
By Ryan Aber, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com Modified: July 15, 2011 at 5:24 pm •  Published: July 15, 2011
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Asked to describe his game, Beggs quarterback Ramsey Hamilton is blunt.

“I really don't look like a quarterback,” Hamilton said. “I'm kind of pigeon-toed.”

The results, though, speak for themselves.

Last year, Hamilton threw for nearly 1,700 yards and 14 touchdowns, helping Beggs to the Class 3A quarterfinals.

“I handle my emotions well,” Hamilton said. “I don't get rattled easily. I make good decisions and I'm pretty elusive in the pocket.”

It's those traits that put Hamilton at No. 9 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 list.

Beggs coach Bob Craig said Hamilton's willingness to do what's needed of him is what makes him such a special player.

“He buys into the system,” Craig said. “In Week 10, he threw 52 passes. He threw seven passes combined in the first two playoff games.

“And he elevates all the players around him.”

Hamilton was first elevated by others — his older brother T.J. and sister Savannah.

In typical sibling fashion, they sometimes had fun at the expense of their little brother.

“She whooped on me my whole life,” Ramsey Hamilton said. “They both did. My mom says she'd look up from doing dishes and they'd be whipping up on me. But I learned sportsmanship from that. I learned how to handle tough situations.”

T.J. was a football standout at Lincoln Christian and played at OU. Savannah was a basketball star at Preston and plays at Central Oklahoma after transferring from Tulsa.

Hamilton has spent the summer bouncing from camp to camp.

He's been to the Elite 11, OU, OSU, Missouri and a Nike combine in Texas already. He'll add Arkansas this weekend, Louisiana-Monroe shortly after that and another combine at OU before focusing strictly on his team.

While the offers haven't come from those events yet, Hamilton has taken away plenty.

“You learn something new every time you talk to a different quarterback coach,” he said. “Then you take that back to Beggs and get better.”

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THE OKLAHOMAN'S SUPER 30

NO. 9: RAMSEY HAMILTON

School: Beggs

Height: 6-2

Weight: 180

Position: Quarterback

Offers: None

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