Jeremy Hill

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Jeremy Hill
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Hill with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2015
No. 33 – New England Patriots
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: (1992-10-20) October 20, 1992 (age 25)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 236 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Baton Rouge (LA) Redemptorist
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Rushing yards: 2,873
Rushing average: 4.1
Rushing touchdowns: 29
Receptions: 67
Receiving yards: 484
Receiving touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Jeremy Hill (born October 20, 1992) is an American football running back for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana State University (LSU).

High school career

A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Hill attended Redemptorist High School, where he was a three-sport athlete in football, baseball, and track. In football, Hill was an All-American running back for the Wolves. He was a teammate of future LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins. He finished his senior season in 2010 with 302 carries for 2,260 yards and 36 touchdowns.[1]

Regarded as a four-star recruit by the Rivals.com recruiting service, Hill was listed as the No. 21 running back prospect in his class.[2]

College career

Hill attended Louisiana State University, where he played for head coach Les Miles in the 2012 and 2013 seasons.[3]

2012 season

As a freshman in the 2012 season, Hill was an instant contributor. He combined with Spencer Ware, Kenny Hilliard, Michael Ford, Alfred Blue, and Russell Shepard to form one of the stronger rushing attacks in the SEC.[4] On September 15, 2012, Hill had 10 rushes for 61 yards and his first two collegiate touchdowns against Idaho. On September 15, Hill had 10 rushes for 61 yards and his first two collegiate touchdowns against Idaho.[5] On October 6, in his first game in conference play, he had only two rushes for eight yards against Florida in their annual rivalry game.[6] One week later, on October 13, he had 17 rushes for 124 yards and two touchdowns in a breakout performance against South Carolina.[7] He followed the South Carolina game with another stellar performance on October 20, when he had 18 rushes for 127 yards and a touchdown against Texas A&M.[8] He recorded his third consecutive game with at least 100 rushing yards on November 3, when he had 29 rushes for 107 yards and a touchdown against Alabama in their annual rivalry game.[9] On November 17, he had 20 rushes for 77 yards and a career-high three touchdowns against Mississippi.[10] On December 31, in the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl, he had 12 rushes for 124 yards and two touchdowns against Clemson.[11]

Overall, in his freshman season, Hill had 142 rushes for 755 yards and 12 touchdowns.[12]

2013 season

As a sophomore in 2013, Hill had a stellar season. Veterans Hill, Blue, and Hilliard and newcomer Terrence Magee formed a strong rushing attack for the Tigers in the 2013 season.[13] In the season opener on September 7, he had six rushes for 50 yards and a touchdown against Alabama-Birmingham.[14] The next week, he followed that up with 11 rushes for 117 yards and two touchdowns against Kent State.[15] On September 21, he had 25 rushes for a career-high 184 yards and three touchdowns against eventual SEC champion Auburn.[16] A few weeks later on October 12, he had 19 rushes for 121 yards against Florida.[17] On October 26, he had 14 rushes for 143 yards and two touchdowns against Furman.[18] On November 29, in his last regular season game with the Tigers, Hill had 20 rushes for 145 yards and a touchdown against Arkansas.[19] On January 1, 2014, he had 28 rushes for 216 yards and two touchdowns against Iowa in the 2014 Outback Bowl.[20] He was named MVP of the bowl game following his great performance against the Hawkeyes.[21]

Overall, in his last season with the Tigers, Hill had 203 rushes for 1,401 yards and 16 touchdowns.[22] Hill was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection.[23]

Career Statistics
Rushing Receiving
Year Team Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds TD
2012 LSU 142 755 5.3 57 12 8 73 0
2013 LSU 203 1,401 6.9 69 16 18 181 0
Career 345 2,156 6.2 69 28 26 254 0

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
233 lb
(106 kg)
32 58 in
(0.83 m)
10 38 in
(0.26 m)
4.66 s 1.61 s 2.70 s 4.59 s 7.64 s 31 in
(0.79 m)
9 ft 5 in
(2.87 m)
20 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[24]

Cincinnati Bengals

2014 season

The Cincinnati Bengals drafted Hill in the second round, with the 55th overall pick, of the 2014 NFL Draft.[25] He was the second running back to be selected in the 2014 NFL Draft. The only one drafted ahead of Hill was Bishop Sankey, who went one pick earlier to the Tennessee Titans. In addition, he was the third of nine LSU Tigers to be selected that year.[26] On May 25, 2014, Hill signed his rookie contract, a four-year, $3.71 million contract with $1.64 million guaranteed.[27][28]

Hill entered the regular season as the Cincinnati Bengals' backup running back behind second year player Giovani Bernard.[29]

Hill made his professional regular season debut in the Cincinnati Bengals' season opener against the Baltimore Ravens on September 7, finishing with four carries for 19 rushing yards.[30] The following week, he rushed for 74 yards on 15 rushing attempts and scored his first career touchdown on a one-yard run in the third quarter of the Bengals' 24–10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. In addition, he made his first career reception during the game, finishing with two catches for 22 receiving yards.[31] On October 5, Hill caught three passes for a season-high 68 yards during a 17–43 loss to the New England Patriots.[32] On November 2, he earned his first career start during a victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars and finished with a total of a season-high 154 yards and two touchdowns.[33] In Week 11, Hill had a season-high 27 carries for 152 rushing yards in a 27–10 victory over the New Orleans Saints.[34] On December 14, he ran for 148 yards and two rushing touchdowns in the 30–0 victory over the Cleveland Browns to earn AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.[35][36] On December 22, Hill ran for 147 rushing yards on 22 carries and a touchdown, including a career-long 85-yard touchdown run in the first quarter victory over the Denver Broncos.[37] The following week, he had 23 carries for 100 rushing yards in a 17–27 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. This marked Hill's fifth 100-yard performance and third straight.[38]

Hill finished his rookie season with 222 carries for 1,124 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns.[39] In addition, Hill accounted for 22 receptions for 215 receiving yards and appeared in a 16 of the Bengals' regular season games while starting nine.[33]He became the first Bengals' rookie to top 1,000 yards rushing since Corey Dillon in 1997.[40] His 1,124 rushing yards was the most among rookies and eighth-most in the NFL. His 5.1 yards per carry average ranked him second among NFL running backs, behind Justin Forsett of the Baltimore Ravens.[41] He was named to the All-Rookie Team for his 2014 season.[42]

On January 4, 2015, Hill played in his first career playoff game and had 23 carries for 47 rushing yards, while scoring the Bengals' lone touchdown in a 26–10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Wild Card Round.[43]

2015 season

Hill started his second season as the Cincinnati Bengals' starting running back, ahead of Giovani Bernard on the depth chart.[44]

Hill started the Bengals' season opener against the Oakland Raiders and had 19 carries for 63 rushing yards and two touchdowns as the Bengals won by a score of 33–13.[45] The following week, he was benched in favor of Giovanni Bernard after fumbling twice against the San Diego Chargers.[46] He finished the game with only 10 carries for 39 rushing yards as Bernard ran for 123 yards, helping the Bengals win by a score of 24–10.[46] On October 4, 2015, Hill had nine rushing attempts for 40 rushing yards and a career-high three touchdowns as the Bengals defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 36–21.[47] In Week 6, Hill had 16 carries for 56 rushing yards and caught his first career touchdown reception on a 13-yard pass from quarterback Andy Dalton, as the Bengals defeated the Buffalo Bills.[48] On December 6, 2015, Hill ran for a season-high 98 yards on 22 carries and a touchdown in the Bengals' 37–3 victory over the Cleveland Browns, his eighth touchdown of the season.[49]

On January 9, 2016, Hill ran for 50 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown in the Bengals' AFC Wild Card Round game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Hill fumbled the ball, leading to a Steelers' recovery and 18–16 victory after the Bengals took a 16–15 lead with less than two minutes remaining in the game and got the ball back on a Vontaze Burfict interception.[50] Hill finished the 2015 season with 794 yards on 223 rushes for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. He finished the season tied with Devonta Freeman of the Atlanta Falcons, Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings, and DeAngelo Williams of the Pittsburgh Steelers for most rushing touchdowns in the NFL with 11.[51]

2016 season

In the Bengals' season-opener on September 11, Hill had nine rushing attempts for 31 rushing yards and a touchdown in a 23–22 victory over the New York Jets.[52] On September 25, he had 17 carries for 97 yards and a season-high two touchdowns in a 17–29 loss to the Denver Broncos. Hill's performance against the Broncos marked his seventh career game with multiple rushing touchdowns.[53] On October 23, Hill had nine carries for a career-high 168 rushing yards and a touchdown in a 31–17 defeat of the Cleveland Browns. His touchdown came on a season-high 74 yard run.[54] The following week, Hill ran for 76 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown against the Washington Redskins.[55] On December 11, Hill had 25 carries for 111 rushing yards and a touchdown in a win over the Cleveland Browns.[56] Hill finished the 2016 season with 839 yards and nine touchdowns on 222 carries.[57]

2017 season

Hill entered the 2017 season as the Bengals' lead back ahead of Giovani Bernard and rookie Joe Mixon.[58] He started the first seven games, however he was overshadowed by the highly acclaimed Mixon, who amassed more than twice as many carries as Hill in seven games. He was placed on injured reserve on November 11, 2017 with an ankle injury, ending his season.[59] Overall, in the 2017 season, he finished with 37 carries for 116 yards and four receptions for 16 yards.[60]

New England Patriots

On March 17, 2018, Hill signed a one-year $1.5 million contract with the New England Patriots.[61]

Personal life

In January 2012, Hill pleaded guilty to carnal knowledge of a juvenile stemming from a January 2011 arrest and charge of oral sexual battery.[62] In April 2013, Hill was arrested and charged with assault after being involved in a bar fight and was filmed assaulting an unidentified 20-year-old. In September 2013, he pleaded guilty to simple battery.[63]

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External links

  • LSU Tigers bio
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