QB Allyson Hamlin
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Years playing: flag football—20 years; tackle football—14 years
Height: 5’7”, Weight: 165
Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany
College: University of Maryland, College Park
High School: Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Favorite Sports Teams: Everything Maryland Terps, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Orioles
Full-time profession: Prince George’s County Police, Homicide Detective//17 years//9 years in Homicide
Hobbies: Traveling, drinking wine, fine dining, boating, loving on Sadie and Gracie
Passions: Football, the water, my Yorkies (Sadie and Gracie), my family
College Sports: Division 1 Softball at University of Maryland
Other Sports played: Basketball, Swimming, Volleyball, Softball, Flag Football
How you got into football: A friend dragged me out to her flag football team and the original coach for the D.C. Divas was recruiting from the flag football league. I originally didn’t take it seriously and when I went to a game that first year and realized I had made a mistake — I should have taken it seriously. I tried out the next year and the rest is history.
Pets: Sadie and Gracie
Family: Dad (Paul), Mom (Katharine), Brother (Matt)
Two Truths & a LIE :
I secretly wanted to be a linebacker
I broke my arm playing tackle football in the 4th grade
I am often called Panda (my spirit animal)
ALLYSON HAMLIN was born in Heidelberg, Germany, on August 18, 1976. She grew up in University Park, Maryland, and played college softball for the University of Maryland. As a catcher, she was part of a Terrapins team that won the ACC championship in 1997.
Hamlin graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.A. in Criminology/Criminal Justice in 1998 and joined the Prince George’s County Police Department the following year. She has been assigned to the Homicide Unit since 2009 and has now worked on over 300 homicide cases. Hamlin is currently the longest-tenured female working on the Homicide Unit.
In 2002, Allyson Hamlin joined the D.C. Divas, a women’s full-contact football team, and she quickly established herself as one of the top quarterbacks in women’s football. An eleven-time all-pro, Hamlin has compiled a 99-24 career record as a starting quarterback. She has thrown over 250 touchdown passes and amassed over 15,000 passing yards in her career. During her final two seasons, Hamlin threw 54 touchdowns, rushed for 15 touchdowns, and only threw 7 interceptions.
Hamlin has won three national championships as the Divas’ starting quarterback in 2006, 2015 and 2016. After quarterbacking the Divas to back-to-back National Championships, she retired from the D.C. Divas after her 14th season of play in 2016. Hamlin was named the 2016 National Conference Player of the Year. Hamlin also received the Posey Award from the Pigskin Club of Washington for the 2016 Football Player of the Year. Hamlin remains dedicated to the growth of the sport and has transitioned into coaching. She coached aspiring quarterbacks from around the world at the World Games in Orlando and is currently the Offensive Coordinator for the D.C. Divas.
Playing for the U.S. National Team is a dream come true for Hamlin as she closes her playing career wearing red, white, and blue.
Hamlin has a close-knit family who are all extremely supportive of her football career. Hamlin’s father, Paul, has owned the team since 2004. Her brother, Matt, and sister-in-law, MacRae, run the ticket office and her step sister, Ardith, runs merchandise. Her mother, Katharine, and stepmother, Julie, can always be found cheering in the stands.
Although the majority of her time is spent on the football field or at work, Hamlin enjoys traveling, spending time on the water, drinking wine, loving on her dogs, and fine dining. Hamlin has deep roots to Canada and every year Hamlin escapes to her family’s lake house in Bala, Ontario.
Note: Hamlin has been featured numerous times in many different media outlets throughout her career, but most notably was featured by the Washington Post on the front page of the Sports section in August of 2015.