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Will Hill

Will Hill
Hill in 2012
No. 25     New York Giants
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-03-07) March 7, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: East Orange, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school: Jersey City (NJ) St. Peter's Prep
College: Florida
Undrafted in 2011
Debuted in 2012 for the New York Giants
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2013

Will Bill Hill III (born March 7, 1990) is an American football safety for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Florida, and was a member of a BCS National Championship team. The Giants signed Hill as an undrafted free agent in 2011.

Early years

Hill was born in East Orange, New Jersey. He attended St. Peter's Preparatory School in Jersey City, New Jersey. In his junior year he played receiver, quarterback, running back, and safety. He ran for 682 yards from both running back and quarterback positions and threw for 758 yards. He had three interceptions and 68 tackles playing free safety and had 444 yards receiving.[1] As a senior Hill had 947 yards passing and seven touchdowns, he rushed for 960 yards and 19 touchdowns and had 43 tackles, four interceptions and three pass breakups on defense. He was a first team all-state selection. He was 2007 New Jersey Offensive Player of the Year.[2]

Following his high school senior season, ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com all rated Hill as the top-ranked high school safety in the nation. ESPN rated him as the second overall football prospect and the top-ranked overall athlete in the nation. Rivals rated Hill tenth and Scout rated him sixth among all college football recruits.

College career

Hill accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida, where he played for coach Urban Meyer's Florida Gators football team from 2008 to 2010. As a strong safety and special teams standout for the Gators, Hill has recorded two impressive interceptions and a number of solo tackles. He was chosen to be on the 2008 SEC Football All-Freshman Team.[3] Hill compiled 48 tackles and two interceptions as a freshman for the Gators. He recorded the first tackle of the 2009 BCS Championship Game, in which the Gators defeated the Oklahoma Sooners 24–14.

Professional career

After entering the 2011 NFL Draft, Hill was not selected. Hill was later signed by the Arizona Rattlers.[4]

On May 14, 2012, Hill was signed by the New York Giants. On October 8, 2012, the NFL suspended Hill for using Adderall. He was able to return to the Giants active roster on November 5, the day after the Giants played the Pittsburgh Steelers.[5] Hill was eventually activated to the active roster.[6] Hill was suspended a second time for the first four games of the 2013 season for violating the NFL's policy on substances of abuse. His ban ended on Sept. 30.[7]

References

External links

  • Florida Gators bio
  • Scout.com Profile
  • Rivals.com Profile
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