Texan Cobi Hamilton gets moved on to the roster


Photo by Matt Patterson

Texas High graduate Cobi Hamilton photographed during practice with the Houston Texans. Hamilton was released from the Pittsburg Stealers earlier this year.

Story by Tj Wall, staff writer

Cobi Hamilton, a professional wide receiver who played football at Texas High in 2009, is getting yet another chance on another team.

The Houston Texans, who are currently struggling with a record of 4-6, have multiple players that are injured; one of which is starting receiver Will Fuller who is dealing with a cracked rib.

Hamilton played football at the collegiate level at The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He is a former sixth-round pick by the Cincinnati Bengals who also spent time with other professional NFL teams such as the Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Last season, Hamilton caught 17 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns while on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Halfway through the month of September this year, the Texans signed Hamilton to their practice squad. Now, due to Houston’s multiple injured players, Hamilton is being promoted to the Texans’ active roster and will likely receive some playing time.

The Texans’ next football game is on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 12:00 on ESPN. Be sure to watch and cheer on the Texans in support of Cobi Hamilton.