Efrem Hill

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Efrem Hill
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-07-23) July 23, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth: Birmingham, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
College: Samford
Undrafted in 2005
Debuted in 2009 for the Edmonton Eskimos
Career history
Roster status: Active
CFL status: Import
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Career CFL statistics as of 2012
Receptions 100
Receiving yards 1,184
Receiving TDs 2
Stats at CFL.ca

Efrem Dale Hill (born July 23, 1983 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a professional American and Canadian football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Carolina Panthers in 2005. He played college football for the Samford Bulldogs.

Hill has also been a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns and Edmonton Eskimos.

Early years[edit]

Hill attended North Springs High School in Atlanta, Georgia. During his senior season, he had 680 yards passing and 943 yards rushing. Hill started at quarterback from his sophomore-senior seasons, earning the team's Best Back Award for two consecutive seasons and the Coach's Corner Award. Hill was a three-sport athlete at North Springs, also playing baseball and basketball. He was a member of North Fulton's Super 11, he helped lead North Springs to the quarterfinal round and an eighth-place finish in the state. He placed ninth in the state in the triple jump with a height of 43' 13".

College career[edit]

While at Samford, Hill majored in Business.[1]

Freshman (2001)[edit]

In 2001, Hill finished second on the team in receiving with 12 receptions for 114 yards. He had one reception in his first three games, catching one for 11 yards against Chattanooga, one for 10 yards against Nicholls State and one for a season-long 24 yards against Jacksonville State. He had two receptions in each of the next three games. He had two receptions for 12 yards against Charleston Southern. He had two catches for seven yards against UT-Martin. Hill caught two passes for 23 yards against Elon. He set a career high with three catches for 27 yards against VMI in the season finale.

Sophomore (2002)[edit]

In 2002, Hill finished second on the team in receiving for the second consecutive season with 569 yards on 39 receptions and six touchdowns. He also returned three kickoffs for 102 yards. Hill finished the season with back-to-back 100-yard receiving games. He caught five passes for 102 yards and one touchdown at Southeast Missouri State. Hill caught a season- and career-high six receptions for 125 yards and two touchdowns at Youngstown State. He was named I-AA Independent Offensive Player of the Week after his performance at Youngstown State.

Junior (2003)[edit]

In 2003, Hill was a consensus All-America selection.[2] He was also, a Walter Payton Award finalist.[2] He was named Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year.

For the season he had 92 receptions for a school-record 1,387 yards. He led the nation in yards per game, averaging 126.09. Hill led the conference in: receiving yards per game, receptions per game (8.36), scoring (8.2 ppg.) and scoring by touchdown (8.2 ppg.).

Hill caught seven passes for 107 yards and a touchdown at Chattanooga. He caught nine passes for 148 yards and a season-high three touchdowns against West Alabama. He recorded eight receptions for 87 yards at San Diego State. He caught four passes for 104 yards and a 64-yard touchdown at Eastern Kentucky. Hill caught 11 passes for a career-high 223 yards at UT-Martin. He caught eight passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns against Tennessee State. He caught 10 passes for 112 yards at Tennessee Tech. Hill had a school-record 16 receptions for 197 yards and two touchdowns against Jacksonville State. He caught 10 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown at Eastern Illinois.

Senior (2004)[edit]

In 2004, Hill played in all 11 games leading the team in all receiving categories. He was also second on the team in punt returns with six for 50 yards with an average of 8.3 yards per return.[3] Hill recorded nine receptions for 209 yards (long of being 84 yards) and three touchdowns, against West Alabama. He also returned one punt for four yards.[4] Against Georgia Tech Hill had 11 receptions for 83 yards (long of 26 yards) and one touchdown.[5] Against Furman, Hill had 10 receptions for 88 yards (long of 15 yards).[6] In the game against Southeast Missouri, Hill had seven receptions for 84 yards (long of 15 yards). He also returned two punts for 29 yards (long of 24 yards).[7] At Eastern Kentucky, Hill had six receptions for 84 yards (long of 39 yards) and three touchdowns.[8] Against Murray State, Hill had six catches for 95 yards (long of 34 yards) and one touchdown.[9] Against UT-Martin, Hill had two receptions for 25 yards (long of 13 yards).[10] At Tennessee State, Hill had seven catches for 99 yards (long of 31 yards) and one touchdown.[11] Against Tennessee Tech, Hill had six receptions for 163 yards (long of 74 yards) and one touchdown. He also had one punt return for one yard.[12] Against Jacksonville State, Hill had four catches for 28 yards (long of 14 yards). He also returned two punts for 16 yards.[13] In the season finale against Eastern Illinois, Hill had three catches for 28 yards (long of 19 yards).[14]

Then in 2005, after the 2004 bowl season was over, Hill played in The Villages Gridiron Classic College All-Star Game.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

Career Statistics Receiving
Year Team G Rec Yards Y/R TD LNG
2001 Samford Bulldogs 11 12 114 9.5 0 --
2002 Samford Bulldogs 11 39 569 14.6 6 --
2003 Samford Bulldogs 11 92 1,387 15.0 15 81
2004 Samford Bulldogs 11 71 984 13.9 10 84
Total 44 214 3,054 14.3 31 84

Pro career[edit]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

In 2005, Hill went undrafted in the 2005 NFL Draft. However, he was signed by the Carolina Panthers on April 29, 2005.[16] After being waived from the Panthers on September 3, 2005, he was signed to the Panthers practice squad two days later.[16] He was then signed to the Panthers active roster on December 20, 2005.[16] Hill was then waived by the Panhters on September 2, 2006,[17] he was then signed to the teams practice squad on October 17, 2006.[16]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Hill was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 17, 2007.[16] He was later waived by the Buccaneers on June 25, 2007.[16]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On June 26, 2007, Hill was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns.[16]

Edmonton Eskimos[edit]

Hill signed with the Edmonton Eskimos on May 20, 2009.

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

On April 20, 2011, it was announced that Hill had signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Hill was married at age 22, and currently has a young daughter.[citation needed]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Bio:Efrem Hill". SamfordSports.CSTV.com. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Bio Bill Gray". SamfordSports.CSTV.com. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  3. ^ "Overall Individual Statistics". SamfordSports.CSTV.com. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  4. ^ "2004-2005 Game stats UWA vs. Samford". SamfordSports.CSTV.com. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  5. ^ "2004-2005 Game stats Samford vs. Georgia Tech". SamfordSports.CSTV.com. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  6. ^ "2004-2005 Game stats Furman vs. Samford". SamfordSports.CSTV.com. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  7. ^ "2004-2005 Game stats Southeast Missouri vs. Samford". SamfordSports.CSTV.com. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  8. ^ "2004-2005 Game stats Eastern Kentucky vs. Samford". SamfordSports.CSTV.com. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  9. ^ "2004-2005 Game stats Murray State vs. Samford". SamfordSports.CSTV.com. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  10. ^ "2004-2005 Game stats UT-Martin vs. Samford". SamfordSports.CSTV.com. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  11. ^ "2004-2005 Game stats Samford vs. Tennessee State". SamfordSports.CSTV.com. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  12. ^ "2004-2005 Game stats Tennessee Tech vs. Samford". SamfordSports.CSTV.com. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  13. ^ "2004-2005 Game stats Jacksonville State vs. Samford". SamfordSports.CSTV.com. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  14. ^ "2004-2005 Game stats Eastern Illinois vs. Samford". SamfordSports.CSTV.com. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  15. ^ "Efrem Hill To Play In The Villages Gridiron Classic". SamfordSports.CSTV.com. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  16. ^ a b c d e f g "Cleveland Browns - Players - Efrem Hill". Archived from the original on 2007-10-17. Retrieved 2007-07-28. 
  17. ^ "Panthers make final cuts". Panthers.com. Retrieved 2008-03-24. [dead link]
  18. ^ http://www.cfl.ca/article/riders-add-receivers-hill-and-wheelwright Riders add receivers Hill and Wheelwright

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