For Hamilton, road to starting lineup has been anything but easy

Tony Mancuso
October 09, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — DaeSean Hamilton has a knack for making just about everything look easy.

A gifted athlete on the field of play and a polite, personable guy off the field, Hamilton always walks with a sense of confidence.

A breakout player during the first five games of 2014, the redshirt freshman leads the Big Ten in receptions with 36, is averaging more than 100 yards receiving per contest and has been instrumental in Penn State's 4-1 start.

But his road to the starting lineup has been anything but easy.

Born in Okinawa, Japan, Hamilton hails from a military family and has lived all over the world. His parents, Johnie and Madgeline Hamilton, both served more than 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Hamilton's childhood included living in Japan, Hawaii, Greece and Illinois before the family settled at its current residence in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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Last Updated October 09, 2014