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Jewel Hampton | Running Back

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/23/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 210
College: Southern Illinois
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49ers signed RB Jewel Hampton and QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson to reserve/future contracts.
Hampton lost out to Anthony Dixon for the final roster spot in the Niners' backfield last summer, but the team reportedly really liked him. McBLT will compete to be Colin Kaepernick's backup. Jan 22 - 4:59 PM

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49ers waived RB Jewel Hampton, NT Mike Purcell, FB Jason Schepler, OT Kenny Wiggins, LB Joe Holland, WR Chuck Jacobs, LB Travis Johnson, CB Darryl Morris, OG Patrick Omameh, and TE MarQuies Gray.

Hampton, Gray, and Jacobs in particular will be practice squad candidates. Hampton was competing for one roster spot with Anthony Dixon, and Dixon won out.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 06:20:00 PM

Jewel Hampton and Anthony Dixon are expected to compete for one roster spot in 49ers camp.

The Niners "really like" 2012 UDFA Hampton, who redshirted as a rookie. The job is expected to come down to special teams, where Dixon excelled last season. Dixon and Hampton are vying for the No. 4 running back job. Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, and LaMichael James are locked in as the top three backs.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 07:02:00 PM

The 49ers "really like" RB Jewel Hampton.

Signed as an undrafted rookie out of Southern Illinois, Hampton spent the majority of his rookie year on PUP, and didn't appear in a game. The 49ers may be high on Hampton's talent, but already have Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, LaMichael James and Anthony Dixon under contract at running back. Hampton would likely need Dixon to fall back out of favor to have any chance of making the 53-man roster.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 09:51:00 AM

49ers RB Jewel Hampton (lower leg, PUP) will resume practicing on Tuesday.

Hampton tore both ACLs at Iowa before transferring to Southern Illinois. Coach Jim Harbaugh said in late July that the undrafted free agent had bone spurs removed from a "lower extremity." The 49ers have three weeks to activate Hampton. As deep as the team is at running back, though, Hampton is more likely to stay on the reserve/non-football injury list for the rest of the season.
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 02:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Blaine Gabbert
3McLeod Bethel-Thompson
RB1Frank Gore
2Kendall Hunter
3Marcus Lattimore
4LaMichael James
5Jewel Hampton
GLB1Frank Gore
2Kendall Hunter
3RB1Frank Gore
2Kendall Hunter
FB1Bruce Miller
2Will Tukuafu
3Alex Debniak
WR11Michael Crabtree
2Brandon Lloyd
3Jon Baldwin
4Kassim Osgood
5DeMarco Sampson
WR21Anquan Boldin
2Quinton Patton
3David Reed
4Chuck Jacobs
5Devon Wylie
WR31Quinton Patton
TE1Vernon Davis
2Vance McDonald
3Garrett Celek
4Derek Carrier
K1Phil Dawson