Expectations are high for this powerful and speedy defensive lineman as he begins his first season of college football, pushing for time at left defensive end.
High School: Led Coach Paul Calley 's Hornets to a 9-3 record in 2010 ... Has 4.7 speed and was a two-time Class 7All-state selection and three-year starter ... Earned Class 7A Central all-conference honors twice and tallied 104 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 5 sacks, 7 pass break-ups and scored 5 touchdowns as a senior in 2010 ... Was named to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Super team and was named Vype Defensive Player of the year ... Hornets were 8-3 his junior year and 9-2 during his sophomore campaign ... Was named an Arkansas Super Sophomore in 2008.
Personal: Joshua Martin Hampton was born 4/14/93 in Little Rock, Ark. ... Son of Dwayne and Barbara Jewell of Benton, Ark. ... Has a brother, Timothy ... Plans on majoring in Mathematics.