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K.J. Hill

WR

Player profile

  • Height 6-0
  • Weight 195
  • Hometown Little Rock, Ark.
  • Last School North Little Rock
  • Year Senior

Ohio State Overview: K.J. Hill, perhaps influenced by the outstanding fifth-year seasons – and subsequent early round NFL Draft selections – had by receivers Parris Campbell and Terry McLaurin in 2018, will lead the Ohio State receiving corps as a fifth-year senior and a potential record-setting receiver … Hill’s receptions, yards and touchdown totals have increased every season and he enters 2019 needing just 48 receptions to break David Boston’s 20-year-old school record of 191 career receptions … his 1,696 receiving yards place him 17th in school history and within range of a Top 5 yardage total in school history … Hill has caught a pass in 34 consecutive games – the school record is 48 by Gary Williams between 1979-82 – dating to the 2016 game against Northwestern … has played in 39 games with four starts … was named honorable mention all-Big Ten in 2018 after a 70-catch season, for 885 yards and six touchdowns … set career high with 187 receiving yards – the eighth-highest total in school history – and two touchdowns, off nine receptions, in the win over Minnesota … also scored touchdowns last year in wins against TCU, Penn State, Maryland and Michigan … had a fine sophomore campaign in 2017 when he led the team in receptions with 56 and was second in yards with 549 … had a career-best 12 receptions – the fourth-highest total in school history – and 102 receiving yards in the dramatic, come-from-behind win over Penn State … dependable, Hill also was the team’s primary punt returner with 26 returns for 144 yards (5.5 average) in 2017 … after red-shirting the 2015 season, Hill had a productive 2016 campaign, just missing a 20-catch season but leading the Ohio State receivers (10 or more catches) with a 14.6 yards-per-reception average … he played in 11 of 13 games in 2016, missing two with an ankle injury … he is majoring in communications.

More on K.J.: Coming out of high school Hill was a consensus 4-star receiver who was named a U.S. Army All-American after an outstanding senior season for coach Brad Bolding … he helped the Charging Wildcats to an 11-2 season and to the second round of the Arkansas state 7A playoffs, catching 58 passes for 1,023 yards and 11 touchdowns plus rushing for 386 yards and seven more scores … he had 63 catches for 1,143 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior as North Little Rock advanced to the state playoffs … the No. 1 player in the state, Hill was also considered a Top 20 receiver with a No. 16 rating by ESPN and 247Sports and a No. 18 rating by Rivals … was rated among the Top 150 players in the nation by all the rating services, including No. 153 on the ESPN 300 … advanced to the 7-on-7 finals at The Opening … a highly regarded basketball player.

HILL’S CAREER RECEIVING STATS

YEAR G-GS  REC  YDS  AVG   TD    LG

2016    11-0     18    262    14.6      1     47

2017    14-4     56    549      9.8      3     29

2018    14-0     70    885    12.6      6     42

TOT     39-4   144  1696    11.8    10     47

 

HILL’S GAME-BY-GAME RECEIVING STATS

2018

Game      Rec.         Yards      TD

Oregon St.                6              82            0

Rutgers    5              25            0

at TCU     6              95            1

Tulane     4              57            0

at Penn St.                6              59            1

Indiana    4              46            0

Minnesota                9              187          2

at Purdue 9              105          0

Nebraska 2              39            0

at MSU    6              38            0

at M’land 5              39            1

Michigan  4              51            1

NU           1              8              0

Wash’ton 3              54            0

 

2017

Game      Rec.         Yards      TD

at Indiana 2              6              0

Oklahoma                5              44            0

ARMY     8              74            0

UNLV      3              53            1

at Rutgers 1              8              0

Maryland 2              9              0

at Nebraska              7              80            2

Penn State                12            102          0

at Iowa     3              41            0

Mich. State               2              19            0

Illinois     4              30            0

at Michigan              2              53            0

  1. Wisconsin          4              27            0
  2. USC   1              3              0

 

2016

Game      Rec. Yards              TD

BGSU      2              58            1

Tulsa       0

at Oklahoma            0

Rutgers    DNP

Indiana    DNP

at Wisconsin            1              10            0

at Penn State            0

Northwestern           1              34            0

Nebraska 5              66            0

at Maryland             5              62            0

at Michigan State      1              5              0

Michigan  2              19            0

Clemson  1              8              0