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Rutgers declares star DT out for season

Rutgers Darius Hamilton celebrates with defensive coordinator Joe Rossi after a hard hit on UNC quarterback Marquise Williams as Rutgers defeats North Carolina 40-21 in the Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field. 12/26/14 Detroit, MI (John Munson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

Rutgers Darius Hamilton celebrates with defensive coordinator Joe Rossi after a hard hit on UNC quarterback Marquise Williams as Rutgers defeats North Carolina 40-21 in the Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field. 12/26/14 Detroit, MI (John Munson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

The rough start to Rutgers' season continued Saturday with the school's announcement star defensive tackle Darius Hamilton is out for the rest of the season because of what is being termed a lower body injury.

Hamilton earned All-Big Ten recognition last season and was named the Scarlet Knights' defensive MVP after notching 11.5 tackles for loss.

His only appearance this season came last week in Rutgers' loss at Penn State.

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A fourth-year senior, Hamilton is eligible for a medical redshirt.