Jeremy Hill (American football)
No. 32 Cincinnati Bengals
|Date of birth:October 20, 1992|
|Place of birth: Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|High school: Baton Rouge (LA) Redemptorist|
|College: Louisiana State|
|NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55|
|Debuted in 2014 for the Cincinnati Bengals|
|Roster status: Active|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Jeremy Hill (born October 20, 1992) is an American football running back for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Bengals in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at LSU.
High school career
A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Hill attended Redemptorist High School, where he was a two-sport athlete in both football and track. In football, Hill was an All-American running back. He was teammate of LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins. He finished his senior season in 2010 with 302 carries for 2,260 yards and 36 touchdowns.
Hill attended Louisiana State University from 2011 to 2013. As a sophomore in 2013, Hill was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection. He was also named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2014 Outback Bowl after rushing for a career-high 216 yards and two touchdowns vs. Iowa.
- Career Statistics
2014 NFL Combine
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 1 in||233 lb||4.58 s||1.61 s||2.70 s||4.59 s||7.64 s||31 in||9 ft 5 in||20 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine.|
Hill was drafted by the Bengals and made the roster as their #2 running back, behind Giovanni Bernard. He made his first career start in week 9 and rushed for a season-high 154 yards and two touchdowns in the Bengals' win against the Jacksonville Jaguars. In a week 16 upset win over the Denver Broncos, Hill rushed for 147 yards and a touchdown, including a career-long 85-yard run in the first quarter. It was his 4th game of the season with over 140 rushing yards (a franchise rookie record), and gave him over 1,000 rushing yards for the season. It also set a record by making Hill and Bernard the first teammates ever to each have a run of at least 85 yards in the same season (Bernard had an 89-yard run against the Carolina Panthers on October 12, 2014). Hill did score the Bengals lone touchdown in a 26-10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of the playoffs.
Hill finished his rookie campaign with 1,124 rushing yards and 9 rushing touchdowns. He became the first Bengals' rookie to top 1,000 yards rushing since Corey Dillon in 1997. Hill's 1,124 rushing yards was the most amongst rookies and 8th most overall in the NFL. He also recorded 27 receptions and 215 receiving yards on the year.
Hill pleaded guilty to having sexual intercourse with an underage girl when he was an 18 year old senior in high school. After the incident, LSU head coach Les Miles still honored his scholarship offer to Hill.
In July 2013, Hill pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery charge stemming from an incident outside of a bar earlier that year, where he was videotaped punching a man. Hill was sentenced to community service and had to pay the medical expenses of the victim.
- Jeremy Hill - Yahoo Sports
- "2013 All-SEC Football Team Announced". SEC Digital Network. December 10, 2013.
- Callinan, Marty (December 16, 2014). "Offensive rookie of the year candidates". ESPN.
The Cincinnati Bengals have a rookie running back in contention for Offensive Rookie of the Year for the second year in a row. This year it is Hill, a second-round pick out of LSU who played behind Giovani Bernard early in the season.
- "NFL Single Game Longest Rush Leaders". Sports Reference LLC.
- "Jeremy Hill and Bengals run past Broncos". ESPN. December 23, 2014.
Cincinnati's Jeremy Hill ran for 147 yards, the most by any player against Denver this season. He became the fourth Bengals rookie to rush for 1,000 yards and the first since Corey Dillon in 1997.