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De’Quan Hampton Signs With Detroit Lions As Undrafted Free Agent

Alicia de Artola
Apr 29, 2017, 2:40 PM PDT
Nov 19, 2016; Pasadena, CA, USA; USC Trojans wide receiver De'Quan Hampton (13) celebrates after a touchdown in the first half of the game against the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl. USC won 36-14. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 19, 2016; Pasadena, CA, USA; USC Trojans wide receiver De'Quan Hampton (13) celebrates after a touchdown in the first half of the game against the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl. USC won 36-14. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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USC wide receiver De’Quan Hampton will sign with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent after missing out on a place in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Despite tallying just 22 career receptions at USC, De’Quan Hampton will get his shot at a place in the NFL courtesy of the Detroit Lions.

The Lions are set to sign Hampton as an undrafted free agent after the receiver failed to hear his name called during the draft.

It was no surprise that Hampton went undrafted, as his career since transferring to USC from junior college did not go as well as expected.

The former Long Beach City College star was expected to have a big impact as a downfield threat for the Trojans but he made a total of 15 catches in his junior campaign and followed that up with just seven catches as a senior.

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Hampton did have one bright shining moment with USC to show off his impressive size and catching ability when he earned USC’s Player of the Game Versus UCLA Award.

In the annual rivalry game, the receiver caught three balls for 51 yards, including two touchdowns from 31 and six yards out.

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound pass catcher made enough waves during USC’s Pro Day to draw attention as a post-draft signee.

Now he’ll hope to prove that his lack of production at the college level is no obstacle to success at the pro level.

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