Defensive lineman Cormontae Hamilton no longer with Ohio State football program

Joey Kaufman
The Columbus Dispatch
Team Buckeye defensive end Cormontae Hamilton (83) during the Ohio State Buckeyes football spring game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

Ohio State defensive lineman Cormontae Hamilton is no longer with the program, a team spokesman confirmed.

Hamilton, a reserve defensive end who had been with the Buckeyes for three seasons, was not listed on an updated roster released Thursday.

Ranked as a composite three-star prospect in the 2019 recruiting class, he joined the Buckeyes as a tight end before switching to defensive end after redshirting as a freshman.

But his playing time remained limited following the position switch. In 2021, he saw only 68 snaps, according to Pro Football Focus, the third-fewest among the Buckeyes' scholarship defensive ends. About a third of them came late in a non-conference blowout win over Akron. 

Appearing in a backup role in 12 games over the last two seasons, Hamilton totaled six tackles and a pair of sacks.

He’s a native of Memphis.

Joey Kaufman covers Ohio State football for The Columbus Dispatch. Contact him at or on Twitter @joeyrkaufman.

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