Freshman Running Back Notches Third-Straight Game over 100 Rushing Yards
Freshman Hill receives honor
Montana's 42 Rushing Yards Fewest by a UW Opponent Since 2008
High School: Hill was a very versatile athlete in high school, playing both ways for his Belleville West High team in Belleville, Ill., located just outside St. Louis, Mo. Hill played in Class 7A at Belleville West, which is the second-largest classification in the state of Illinois. His senior season, he was named an All-City running back in a combined vote by the Belleville News-Democrat staff and city head coaches. He earned First Team All-Soutwestern Conference as a running back and Second Team All-SWC as a safety. His teammates voted him the Belleville West "Team" Award. On offense, he rushed for 778 yards on 88 carries for an 8.8 yard average per rush, and he scored 15 rushing touchdowns. Hill caught 10 passes for 332 yards and six receiving TDs, and he completed 5 of 8 passes for 95 yards. His senior season, Hill also had 135 yards in kickoff returns and 73 yards on punt returns, accounting for 1,433 all-purpose yards. As a safety, he was credited with 59 tackles (41 solo tackles and 18 assists), three interceptions which he returned for 115 yards, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and one sack for five yards. As a junior, Hill rushed for 614 yards on 84 carries and scored seven rushing touchdowns. He made 57 tackles (40 solos and 17 assists) and recorded three sacks on defense. For his career, Hill totalled 1,395 rushing yards, 2,050 all-purpose yards and scored a combined 28 touchdowns rushing and receiving (22 rushing and six receiving). He also was credited with 118 career tackles. Hill helped lead Belleville West to a 7-3 overall record and a 5-2 mark in Southwestern Conference in 2013, placing them third. Belleville West earned a trip to the 2013 Class 7A state playoffs, losing in the first round, 14-21, to Oswego. He played for head coach Cameron Pettus at Belleville West High.
Hill was also recruited by Eastern Michigan and Northern Illinois.