Brian Hill Sets New UW Single-Season Rushing Record, With 1,631 Yards
Fast Start by CSU Results in 26-7 Final
Hill becomes first Cowboy to rush for over 200 in four different games
Sophomore Currently Ranks Fourth in Nation in Rushing Yards
He is first 1,000 yard rusher for UW since 2008
Wyoming outlasted UNLV 35-28.
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2014: Hill appeared in all 12 games for the Cowboys last season, including four starts as a true freshman. He finished the season with 796 rushing yards on 145 carries with seven touchdowns. He also caught 13 passes out of the backfield for 204 yards. Hill ranked No. 12 in the MW and No. 87 in the NCAA in rushing yards per game (66.3) and was No. 7 in MW and No. 44 in nation in rushing yards per carry (5.49). He was named the Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation after his record breaking contest at Fresno State. Against the Bulldogs Hill became only the fifth player in NCAA history to rush for at least 200 yards and have at least 100 yards receiving in a single game. Hill's 387 all-purpose yards is the best single-game performance in the nation last season and set a new University of Wyoming single-game record and a Mountain West Conference single-game record. His 281 rushing yards was the second best single-game performance in Wyoming school history. He scored on runs of 32-yards, 66-yards and 89-yards. He rushed for at least 100 yards in four of the Cowboys' last five games.
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.
Personal: Born on Nov. 9, 1995, he is the son of Tamara Lewis. He has four siblings. He is undecided on a major at UW.