Hill brings good size, speed and a low center of gravity to the middle of the defensive line and is poised for a strong season. He has improved his strength and endurance, while trimming down nearly 20 pounds in the past 12 months to improve his quickness and agility. Last year, he led the D-line with 59 tackles, including 8.0 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks and was the recipient of the Jim O'Hora Award after spring practice. The tenacious Hill led the team and was tied for second in the Big Ten with three fumble recoveries, had one forced fumble and two pass breakups. He was instrumental in helping Steel High capture the 2007 and 2008 Pennsylvania state Class A championships, including an undefeated campaign as a senior. Hill, who is a recreation, park and tourism management major, was an intern at the Penn State Golf Courses during the summer. He is on schedule to graduate in May. Hill is among 20 Nittany Lion returnees from Central Pennsylvania.