From Tucker, Georgia, Hill committed committed to Georgia Tech University to play college ball. Hill had a productive career as a Yellow Jacket, posting 49 receptions for 1,248 yards and 9 touchdowns during his college career. Hill’s finest season came in 2011 when he led all FBS players in yards per reception (29.3). Hill’s stock soared after he electrified NFL teams at the 2012 scouting combine. There, he ran an official 4.36 40-yard dash (some teams clocked as low as 4.28), and showed he had the makings of an elite WR.
Hill, 6’4″, 215 lbs, was drafted in the 2nd round (43rd overall) by the New York Jets in the 2012 NFL draft. Hill got off to a blazing start with the Jets, including his NFL debut when he caught 5 passes for 84 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Buffalo Bills. Hill has made 19 starts during his NFL career with the Jets and the Carolina Panthers, catching 45 passes for 594 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Unfortunately for Hill, knee injuries have caused him to miss a great deal of time: Hill’s rookie season was cut short due to a sprained LCL in his knee, and he suffered another knee injury during his sophomore campaign. Then, after signing with the Carolina Panthers, he was suffered a tear in his right ACL.
After playing one season with the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts, the 26-year old Hill will join The Spring League in 2018 looking to resume his NFL career.
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