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Tye Hill

Height: 5-10 | Weight: 185 | College: Clemson
 
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Overview

Hill is a two-sport standout who is an exceptional athlete, blessed with outstanding speed and leaping ability. He has rapidly established himself as one of college football's premier "field" cornerbacks in just two-plus seasons on defense.

Along with his recent football exploits, Hill had an accomplished track career at Clemson, one highlighted in the 2003-04 academic year when he won the Atlantic Coast Conference title in the 60-meter indoors (6.73 seconds) and the 100-meter outdoors (10.29) events. Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Crawford (1999-00) had been the last Tiger to do that double in the same academic year, and Hill was just the seventh Clemson track athlete in school history to win both speed events in the same season.

Hill was an All-State selection as a junior and senior at Woodland High School. He earned All-Low-Country accolades, Region 7-AA team honors and All-Area recognition by the Orangeburg Times & Democrat in each of his final two seasons. He played in the South Carolina North-South All-Star game in Myrtle Beach after his senior year, a season that saw Hill garner CBS.Sportsline.com and Prep Star All-American honors. The standout running back rushed for 1,445 yards and 16 touchdowns in just seven games as a senior.

Hill also excelled in track, earning High School Sports Report and Low Country Track Athlete of the Year honors as a junior. He was the 100-meter state champion as a junior with a time of 10.51 seconds and finished second in the state in the 200-meter dash at the AA level as a junior with a time of 21.4. Hill was the 400-meter champion at the state AA meet as a junior with a time of 49.0 and was also on the state track championship 4X100m relay team, as his prep team won the state team title at the AA level that campaign.

Heavily recruited out of high school, Hill chose Clemson over Auburn, North Carolina, and South Carolina. He redshirted as a freshman in 2001 and appeared in twelve games as a reserve tailback the following season. Hill carried 37 times for 209 yards (5.6 avg) and two touchdowns. Until the 2005 season, he was the last player to rush for over 100 yards in a game for the Tigers, picking up 105 yards vs. North Carolina in 2002.

The Clemson coaching staff decided to move Hill to field cornerback in 2003. He started the first two games and final nine contests, posting 37 tackles (34 solos) with a 7-yard sack. He also had a pair of interceptions and deflected seven passes. His performance earned him Tiger Defensive Player of the Year honors.

In 2004, Hill produced 52 tackles (38 solos) with a 9-yard sack, a quarterback pressure and a forced fumble. While participating in 784 plays, Hill was the major reason the team ranked twelfth in the nation in defensive pass efficiency. He deflected a school single-season record 21 passes, most coming on third-down plays, as he was responsible for killing fifteen scoring drives, including one on fourth down.

As a senior, Hill ranks third on the team with 33 tackles (26 solos) through the first six games. He made three stops behind the line of scrimmage and caused a fumble. Hill intercepted three passes and deflected two others.

Hill played 30 of his 42 games on defense, with 28 starts. He recorded 128 tackles (103 solos) with two sacks for minus-16 yards and seven stops for losses of 32 yards. He caused two fumbles, intercepted five passes for 33 yards in returns and also had thirty pass deflections. In twelve games on offense, he gained 209 yards with two touchdowns on 37 carries (5.6 avg) and 6 yards on two receptions.

Analysis

Positives: Has good overall muscle tone on a compact frame … Is developing good read and react ability and consistently makes plays in front of him … Very smooth coming out of his backpedal, showing the loose hips to turn and break out of transition to make plays on the ball in the air … Has a natural feel for the ball, staying tight on the hip to shadow the receiver through the route … Times his leaps well and despite size limitations, will win most jump ball battles vs. the larger receivers … Has excellent range, showing smoothness and the second gear needed, along with crisp change of direction skills to chase down the ball along the perimeter … Even though he gives up considerable size, he shows good aggression coming up to the line in run support and if he gets a clear lane, can be very disruptive in back side pursuit … Displays excellent body control and hip flexibility to recover when a receiver gains a step on him … Plays at a low pad level and does a decent job of extending his arms to secure as a wrap-up tackler … His active hands and good weight room strength let him press and disrupt a receiver in his route … Displays very good breakdown ability working in space (takes good angles in pursuit).

Negatives: While he can support vs. the run, his size limitations let blockers wash him out of the play quickly once the opponent locks on … Will get turned some and is sometimes late to react to combo routes when playing the zone (needs to break sooner, as he seems to stay in his pedal too long in zone coverage than vs. the man) … Watching film of his zone coverage, you see that he does not always locate the receiver and switch off … Lacks natural ball skills, as more than a handful of sure interceptions have simply bounced off his poor hands, resulting in deflections instead … Will strike when in position and wrap up, but is not the type who will blow up into a ballcarrier when tackling.

Hill is certifiably the fastest football player in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He has excellent deep speed and is naturally smooth in his turns coming out of his backpedal. The former running back shows good improvement as a senior reading and diagnosing the play action. He has the burst and second gear needed to stay on the hip of receivers through deep routes. His loose hips, change of direction agility and feel for the plays in front of him let him close almost instantly on the ball.

Hill is not as polished as former teammate Justin Miller when working in the zone, as he still hesitates a bit vs. combo routes, but has made strides to improve in this area. You have to realize that he is still only in his third year of playing on the defensive side of the ball. Few defenders possess the range and burst Hill has, which helps him compensate when a receiver might manage to get a step on him. He makes fantastic leaps to get to the ball at its high point. Hill does not have natural hands for the interception, but shows good courage going for the ball in a crowd. Most of his pass deflections were certain interceptions that simply bounced off him.

Hill is developing good run support skills. He does not hesitate to come up and try to fill the rush lanes, but due to size limitations can be bounced around and washed out if he does not keep his hands active in order to defeat the low blocks. He has adequate wrap-up tackle technique, but will revert to arm tackles at times. In 2005, he showed much better ability to lower his shoulder and drive through his hits. Hill has developed confidence in his ability to make plays along the line.

Despite his size, Hill has developed toughness to press hard. He does a very good job of shadowing the receiver tight and adjusts quickly in the route. His turning speed is very explosive and he shows the flexibility and burst to break on the ball and make plays in the air. His plant and drive skills are greatly improving and he has that high energy to pursue plays at the opposite end of the field.

His quickness allows him to compensate for a lack of ideal size. He stays in control throughout his backpedal and shows consistency sinking his hips and turning fluidly in transition. Hill's burst lets him come back to the receiver and you rarely see him wasting time in his plant. Even though he usually gives up size to his opponent, he is very active using his hands to press and reroute the receiver.

While few can match his explosive speed, there are a few areas that Hill needs to improve. Even though he managed to intercept three passes in 2005, he lacks the natural hands to be considered a pass thief. More passes bounce off his hands than he catches, which could be because he fails to extend to make the grab away from the body's frame. He also needs to develop a better feel for zone coverage. He will react well to the ball in front of him, but in the zone Hill will get caught looking into the backfield too often.

With the National Football League stressing more tight coverage than physicality from the cornerbacks, Hill could be in line for a first round call on draft day. His continued improvement and good showings in postseason action will determine if he earns that draft status.

Career Notes

One of only a few players in school history to run for over 100 yards in a game and intercept a pass during his Tigers career … Named Clemson's Most Improved Player in 2003 and 2004, only the second Tiger in history to win the award in consecutive years, joining nose guard Tony Stephens (1986-87) … Started 28 of 30 games on defense and played in twelve more contests on offense … His 105 yards rushing in the 2002 North Carolina game was the last time a Clemson player went over the century mark on the ground until James Davis picked up 101 yards vs. Texas A&M in the 2005 season opener … Led the Atlantic Coast Conference with a school single-season record 21 pass deflections in 2004. The previous high was seventeen by Dextra Polite in 1999 … Also tied Polite's Clemson annual record of 21 passes defensed (Polite also had four interceptions that season) … Hill's thirty career pass deflections is tied with Terry Kinard (1978-82) for sixth on the school's all-time record list, topped only by Dexter Davis (32, 1988-90), Delton Hall (33, 1983-86), Antwan Edwards (35, 1995-98), Robert O'Neal (37, 1989-92) and Donnell Woolford (44, 1985-88) … His total of 35 passes defensed (30 PBUs, five interceptions) tied Ty Davis (1980-84) and Brian Mance (1999-2002) for ninth on the Tigers' career-record list.

2005 Season

All-American second-team and All-Atlantic Coast first-team preseason selection by The NFL Draft Report … Added All-ACC first-team preseason honors from Street & Smith, College Football News and the ACC Sportswriters Association … Also a member of the Football Writers Association All-American Watch List … Through the team's first six games, Hill ranks third on the squad with 33 tackles (26 solos) … Again starting at field cornerback,

He has four stops for losses of 13 yards and a forced fumble … Intercepted three passes for 35 yards in returns and deflected two passes … 16 of his tackles came vs. the run … Nine of his stops came on third-down plays … Also made a tackle on special teams.

2005 Game Analysis

Texas A&M … Helped shut down the Aggies passing game, limiting A&M to 110 yards on eight of 17 tosses … Posted four tackles (3 solos), including a sensational stop in the first quarter when Hill chased down QB Reggie McNeal on a draw play after the passer picked up 19 yards on the ground … Also made a potential touchdown-saving tackle in the second quarter, tackling Jason Carter after a 33-yard kickoff return … Had his third tackle against the run when he came from the opposite side of the field to drop McNeal after the QB had gained 49 yards on a bootleg … Main Pass Coverage Assignment-WR DeQawn Mobley-One catch for 29 yards.

Maryland … The Terps piled up 288 yards with two touchdowns passing, but Hill would allow only a 14-yard catch … Delivered five tackles (4 solos) and intercepted a pass … Was penalized for pass interference during a second quarter drive with 8:34 left in the first half, but made up for that miscue at the start of the third quarter. On a third-and-14 from the Terps 44, QB Scott Hollenbach was intercepted by Hill at the Clemson 33 and he returned the ball 4 yards to set up a 6-yard touchdown toss from Tigers QB Charlie Whitehurst to Curtis Baham … Main Pass Coverage Assignment-WR JoJo Walker-One catch for 14 yards.

Miami … Was in for 74 plays, collecting four tackles (3 solos) with a stop behind the line of scrimmage, a forced fumble and a pass deflection as the Hurricanes could manage only 152 aerial yards vs. the Tigers … Killed a scoring drive at the beginning of the second quarter when Hill deflected a third-and-14 pass by Kyle Wright that was intended for Ryan Moore … Forced Miami to punt again on their next drive, as Hill tackled Sinorice Moss for a 1-yard loss after the receiver caught a third-and-3 pass from Wright … In the third quarter, Hill caused a fumble when he stopped tailback Tyrone Moss after a 5-yard run, but the ball was recovered by Miami … Later in that quarter, Hill chased down Moss after the runner caught a pass from Wright and turned it into a 40-yard gain to the Clemson 6 (Moss would cap that drive with a 1-yard scoring run) … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Sinorice Moss-Three catches for 47 yards.

Boston College … Earned Tiger Player of the Game honors as he totaled five solo tackles, intercepted a pass and deflected another … BC would gain 220 yards passing, but the Eagles would be picked off twice by the Tigers … Hill's interception came on a third-and-10 fourth quarter pass thrown by QB Matt Ryan, as Hill picked it off at the Clemson 31 and returned it 7 yards at the end of regulation, with the score tied, 10-10 (Clemson would lose in overtime, 16-13) … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Larry Lester-Two catches for 19 yards.

Wake Forest … Was again named Tiger Player of the Game, as Hill registered a career-high 11 tackles (10 solos) and made three stops for losses of 12 yards … He did allow an opponent to score for the first time since the second game of the 2004 season (vs. Georgia Tech) when receiver Nate Morton got ahead of Hill for a 34-yard scoring pass from QB Cory Randolph early in the second quarter, but he was a terror in run force, wreaking havoc in the Deacons' backfield, as Hill made five of his tackles vs. the run and had two stops on third-down plays … At the start of the third quarter, Randolph threw a screen pass to Chris Barclay, but Hill read the play and took down the tailback for a 5-yard loss … Later in the third quarter, Hill brought down Kevin Moore on a reverse that netted only one yard … At the start of the fourth quarter, Hill tackled Randolph for a 1-yard loss on a quarterback sneak and three plays later, Hill stopped Moore for a 6-yard loss after the receiver caught a screen pass from Randolph, forcing Wake Forest to settle for a 33-yard field goal on that drive … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Nate Morton-Two catches for 40 yards and a touchdown.

North Carolina State … Returned an interception 24 yards and was in on five tackles (3 solos) … Two of his stops came on third-down plays … At the beginning of the fourth quarter, Hill intercepted a third_712 pass thrown by Jay Davis at the Clemson 8 and returned the ball 24 yards … On the Gamecocks' next drive, Hill stopped John Ritcher for no gain after the tight end caught a third-and-goal pass from QB Marcus Stone … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Brian Clark-Three catches for 40 yards.

2004 Season

All-Atlantic Coast Conference honorable mention … Started every game at field cornerback, playing a major role as Clemson ranked twelfth in the nation in pass efficiency defense … Recorded 52 tackles (38 solos) with a 9-yard sack and two stops for losses of 12 yards … Added a quarterback pressure and caused a fumble as he participated in 784 plays … Set a school single-season record with 21 pass deflections, breaking the old mark of 17 by Dexter Polite in 1999 … Had 13 of his 21 pass break-ups in the last five games … Recipient of the Hustle Award for the Tiger defense and won the team's Most Improved Player Award for the second-straight year … 22 of his tackles came in run support and made fourteen third-down stops, adding another hit on a fourth-down play.

2004 Game Analysis

Wake Forest … Opened the season with four tackles, two pass deflections and a forced fumble … In the third quarter, Hill stripped the ball from tailback Chris Barclay on a 17-yard run to midfield and Clemson cornerback Justin Miller recovered it … Midway through the fourth quarter, Hill out-jumped 6:05 tight end John Tereshinski to batt away a pass thrown by QB Cory Randolph and three plays later on third-and-16, Hill forced the Deacons to punt when he knocked down another of Randolph's passes that was intended for Jason Anderson … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Willie Idlette-Two catches for 21 yards.

Georgia Tech … In a classic case of Murphy's Law (what could go wrong, will go wrong), Hill had some very good production in the stats department, recording six tackles (5 solos) with two stops for losses of 12 yards, a 9-yard sack, a quarterback pressure and three pass deflections. However, his main pass coverage assignment, Calvin Johnson, caught eight passes for 127 yards and three touchdowns. Hill was also penalized twice for pass interference … Hill and cornerback Justin Miller had an assignment mix-up in the first quarter and Johnson took advantage for a 37-yard scoring catch on a pass thrown by Reggie Ball that capped an 80-yard drive … Hill then deflected a third-and-7 pass thrown by Ball that was intended for Levon Thomas in the second quarter, forcing Tech to punt … He killed another scoring drive at the start of the third quarter when Hill deflected a third-and-2 pass from Ball out of the hands of Johnson … Later in the third quarter on a third-and-9 play, Hill repeated the process by batting down a pass from Ball before Johnson could get to it, killing a 13-play, 79-yard drive … With 4:40 left in the third quarter, Hill sacked Ball for a 9-yard loss on a third-and-8 play, forcing Tech to punt … All was going smoothly until the final four minutes to play. Hill was penalized for pass interference on a Ball pass intended for Damarius Bilbo, placing the ball at the Clemson 8. On the next play, Ball went to Johnson, who leaped over Hill for an 8-yard touchdown … With 0:16 left to play, Johnson again beat Hill for an 11-yard scoring grab. Hill was again called for pass interference on that play, but Tech declined and the touchdown stood … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Calvin Johnson-Eight catches for 127 yards and three touchdowns.

Texas A&M … Delivered three tackles (2 solos), including one that stopped Reggie McNeal after the QB ran for a 20-yard gain in the second quarter to set up a 3-yard touchdown run by A&M's Jason Carter … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR DeQawn Mobley-Two catches for 41 yards.

Florida State … Deflected three passes and was in on eight tackles (6 solos) … Chased down tailback Leon Washington after the runner picked up 12 yards on a rushing attempt nine minutes into the game … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Craphonso Thorpe-Four catches for 20 yards.

Virginia … Followed with a six-tackle performance, including a pair of stops on third-down plays … The Cavaliers gained 225 yards with a touchdown via the air, but Hill did not allow any receptions … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Michael McGrew-No catches.

Utah State … Held to a season-low two tackles … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Tony Pennyman-Three catches for 17 yards.

Maryland … Batted away three passes and recorded three tackles (2 solos) as the Tigers limited the Terps to 111 yards passing … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Derrick Fenner-Four catches for 35 yards.

North Carolina State … Added eight tackles (6 solos) with a pass deflection, but was penalized for pass interference on a first quarter toss from QB Jay Davis to halfback Chris Hawkins … Chased down halfback Darrell Blackman on a 20-yard run in the second quarter … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Lamart Barrett-One catch for 11 yards.

Miami … Followed with four solo tackles and deflected a season-high four passes … Two of his pass break-ups came when he batted the ball out of the hands of All-ACC receiver Sinorice Moss … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Roscoe Parrish-Six catches for 93 yards.

Duke … Batted away a pass and collected five tackles (4 solos) … Joined linebacker Anthony Waters in stopping Ronnie Elliott after the receiver caught a third-and-12 pass for 9 yards from QB Mike Schneider midway through the first quarter … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Ronnie Elliott-One catch for 15 yards.

South Carolina … In a game marred by several fights at the end of the contest, Hill helped shut down Carolina's passing game that managed only 131 yards … Made three tackles (2 solos) and matched his season-high by deflecting four passes … Stopped Andrea Gause after the tailback picked up 3 yards on a third-and-4 run on the game's opening drive, forcing SC to punt … In the third quarter, Hill batted away a third-and-21 pass thrown by QB Syvelle Newton that was intended for Matthew Thomas … Against All-American Troy Williamson, Hill out-leaped the 6:04 receiver to deflect a pass thrown by Newton to the receiver at the end of the third quarter … On a third-and-11 play later in the fourth quarter, Carolina was again forced to punt when Hill knocked down Newton's pass to Williamson … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Troy Williamson-Three catches for 26 yards.

2003 Season

Named the team Most Improved Player … Chosen Defensive Rookie of the Year by the Clemson coaching staff … Earned Player of the Game honors vs. Florida State … Participated in 678 plays … Started the first two games and the final nine contests at field cornerback … Finished tenth on the team with 37 tackles (34 solos), including a 7-yard sack … Intercepted two passes and deflected seven others.

2003 Game Analysis

Georgia … In his first career start, Hill posted four tackles (3 solos).

Georgia Tech … Made a pair of tackles and deflected a pass … Late in the fourth quarter on a first-and-goal play, Hill burst into the backfield on a blitz and sacked QB Reggie Ball for a 7-yard loss.

Virginia … Credited with three solo tackles and a pass deflection … With 0:37 left in regulation play, Hill stepped in front of a Matt Schaub pass at the Clemson 27 for an interception that forced the game into overtime, which Clemson eventually won, 30-27.

Florida State … Earned ACC Defensive Back of the Week honors as Hill was in on four solo tackles and a pass deflection … He made a critical interception when he picked off a Chris Rix pass in the third quarter that set up a 58-yard touchdown toss from Clemson QB Charlie Whitehurst to Derrick Hamilton.

North Carolina, North Carolina State, Wake Forest, Duke and South Carolina … Credited with three tackles in each game.

Tennessee (Peach Bowl) … Delivered five solo tackles and batted away a pair of passes.

2002 Season

Reserve tailback, playing in twelve games … Ranked third on the squad with 209 yards and two touchdowns on 37 carries (5.6 avg) … Added 6 yards on two catches and recorded six tackles (5 solos) on special teams.

2002 Game Analysis

Georgia Tech … Ran for 13 yards on five tries and posted a solo tackle.

Virginia … Rushed three times for 43 yards and scored his first career touchdown with 1:00 left in the first half on a 32-yard burst.

Ball State … Added another 43 yards on ten rushing attempts.

North Carolina … Totaled 105 yards on 19 runs (team would go more than two seasons without another player gaining 100 yards rushing in a game), scoring on a 9-yard run on a third-and-goal play in the fourth quarter.

Texas Tech … Carried five times for 16 yards and registered a solo tackle.

2001 Season

Redshirted as a freshman, performing on the scout team as a tailback … Wore jersey #13, switching to #8 in spring drills after the season.

Injury Report

No injuries reported.

Agility Tests

Campus: 4.39 in the 40-yard dash … 4.31 in the 40-yard dash (wind-aided) … 290-pound bench press … 400-pound squat … 270-pound power clean … 39-inch vertical jump … 10'4" broad jump … 31 5/8-inch arm length … 9-inch hands … Right-handed … Wears contacts … 17/23 Wonderlic score.

Track

Had an accomplished track career at Clemson, one highlighted in the 2003-04 academic year when he won the ACC title in the 60m indoors (6.73) and the 100m outdoors (10.29) … Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Crawford (1999-00) had been the last Tiger to do that double in the same academic year, and Hill was just the seventh Clemson track athlete in school history to win both speed events in the same year … Competed in limited fashion indoors and outdoors this past year, as he spent more time on football … Competed for Clemson's outdoor ACC Championship track team in the spring of 2004.

2003-04 Outdoor Season: Competed in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at the NCAA Championships … Recorded a time of 10.27 in the preliminaries of the 100m, tying his season-best mark … In the preliminary round of the 200m, clocked a 21.02 … Member of the Tigers' 4x100m relay team that recorded a season-best time of 39.57 at the national meet … Automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 100m dash with a second-place finish at the East Region meet … recorded a season-best time of 10.27 in the 100m at the regional … Finished sixth in the 200m at the East Region Championships, recording a season-best time of 20.97 in the finals … ACC Champion in the 100m dash … Scored for the Tigers in the 200m dash with a fifth-place finish … Ran a 21.09 in the 200m at the Orange & Purple Classic … Member of the Tigers' ACC Champion 4x100m relay team, running second leg … Also a member of the 400m relay team that recorded a time of 39.71 at the Georgia Tech Invitational.

2003-04 Indoor Season: Posted a season-best and provisional qualifying time of 6.71 in the 60m dash at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic, winning the event … Won the ACC Championship in the 60m dash with a time of 6.73 … Earned All-Conference accolades in the 200m dash, placing third with a time of 21.61 … Finished fourth in the 200m at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic with a time of 21.97 … Finished third in the 60m at the Iowa State Last Chance meet.

2002-03 Outdoor Season: Ran second leg of the Tigers' 4x100m relay team that posted a season-best time of 39.69 at the NCAA Championships … Competed in the 100m and as a member of the 4x100m relay team at the East Region Championships … Helped the 400m relay team to a season-best 39.73 time at the region meet … At the Georgia Tech Invitational, ran a season-best 10.48 in the 100m and competed on the 4x100m relay team that posted a 40.05 performance … Recorded a time of 21.30 in the 200m at the Orange & Purple Classic … Member of the Tigers' ACC Championship 4x100m relay team that posted a regional qualifying time of 40.20 … Scored for Clemson in the 100m, finishing fifth with a time of 10.76 … Placed third in the 100m at the Clemson Invitational with a time of 10.76 … Also a member of the Tigers' winning 4x100m relay team at the NC-SC All-Star meet.

2002-03 Indoor Season: Posted a season-best time of 6.77 in the 60m at the Maryland Invitational to win the event … Clocked a 6.79 in the 60m in the preliminaries of the ACC Championships … Rran a 21.79 in the 200m at the Nebraska Adidas Classic, placing seventh.

2001-02 Outdoor Season: Redshirted.

2001-02 Indoor Season: Recorded a season-best time of 6.94 in the preliminaries of the 60m dash at the Virginia Tech Challenge … Competed in the preliminaries of the 60m at the ACC Championships, recording a time of 7.10.

High School

Attended Woodland (St. George, S.C.) High School, playing football for head coach Brian Mahan … All-State selection as a junior and senior, adding All-Low-Country accolades, Region 7-AA team honors and All-Area recognition by the Orangeburg Times & Democrat in each of his final two seasons … Played in the South Carolina North-South All-Star game in Myrtle Beach after his senior year, a season that saw Hill garner CBS.Sportsline.com and Prep Star All-American honors … He rushed for 1,445 yards and 16 touchdowns in just seven games as a senior … Also excelled in track, earning High School Sports Report and Low Country Track Athlete of the Year honors as a junior … Was the 100-meter state champion as a junior with a time of 10.51 seconds and finished second in the state in the 200-meter dash at the AA level as a junior with a time of 21.4 … Was the 400-meter champion at the state AA meet as a junior with a time of 49.0 and was also on the state track championship 4X100m relay team, as his prep team won the state team title at the AA level that campaign.

Personal

Human Resource Development major … Born John Tye Hill on 6/03/82 … Resides in Saint George, South Carolina.

 
 
 

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