Casey Hampton (born September 3, 1977) is an American Football player who currently plays nose tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.
Hampton (#98) was selected out of the University of Texas in the first round with the 19th overall choice of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Steelers. He quickly emerged as a solid player in the middle of the defensive line while logging considerable time as a rookie. He played in all 48 games through his first three seasons, becoming a highly disruptive force, and winning a trip to the Pro Bowl in 2003. Six games into the 2004 season, he suffered a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and missed the remainder of that year's games.
At six feet one inch and 325 pounds, Hampton is a prototypical Nose Tackle - wide and powerful, with the ability to fend off blockers and plug up the line of scrimmage.
For his career, he has played in 54 games regular season games, recording 116 tackles, four sacks, one pass deflected, two forced fumbles, and two recovered fumbles. He also recorded a sack against the Seattle Seahawks' Matt Hasselbeck in Superbowl XL.