Doug Fleetwood, an assistant coach with the Salisbury football program, is the former baseball coach at Salisbury who saw Hamby play baseball and football at Good Counsel.
Hamby pitched for Fleetwood at Salisbury in 2012 and 2013.
"He could try walking on at Division I school (for football) and not play baseball," Wood said.
"He had the opportunity to do both sports here," said Fleetwood, the recruiting coordinator for Salisbury football. "He kind of fit into the closer's role (for baseball). He has had a great career here and could get a chance to punt on Sundays," for an NFL team.
Hamby has played three years of baseball at Salisbury and this past spring he was the closer as a junior.
He posted a record of 3-0 with nine saves and an ERA of 2.45 in 24 games for the Sea Gulls, who advanced to the Division III College World Series.
Last February, a scout for the Redskins came to Salisbury and gave Hamby some written tests and Wood said he did so well the scout came back during preseason workouts in August.
This past summer Hamby attended a camp for punters in Wisconsin, one that has attracted current and former pro punters.
Hamby plans to finish up his academic work at Salisbury during the fall semester of 2015.
But those plans could change if he beats the odds and makes the roster of an NFL team next year.
Wood points out that Baltimore native Sean Landeta, a graduate of Loch Raven High, had a long NFL career as a punter after he played at what is now Towson University in the early 1980s when the Tigers played at the Division II level.
So what does punting in football and being the closer in baseball have in common?
"They are pretty similar. You are out there for a limited time," Hamby said. "In football it is one play and in baseball it is one inning or one batter. Things can change fast. You have to come in and be ready to go."
Notes: Salisbury is off Sept. 20 and plays Sept. 27 at Buffalo State...other Laurel residents on the Salisbury roster are sophomore linebacker Zack Hess (Reservoir High), freshman defensive lineman Jalil Dukes (Laurel High) and freshman wide receiver Brenden Clinton (Laurel High)…Salisbury has made the NCAA tournament nine times in football, the last coming in 2012.