B. J. Hill (American football)

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B. J. Hill
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Hill with the New York Giants in 2018
No. 95 – New York Giants
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1996-04-20) April 20, 1996 (age 22)
Oakboro, North Carolina
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:311 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:West Stanly
(Oakboro, North Carolina)
College:NC State
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 3 / Pick: 69
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:48
Sacks:5.5
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at NFL.com

B. J. Hill (born April 20, 1996) is an American football defensive end for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at NC State. Hill was drafted by the Giants in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft.[1]

Early years[edit]

Along with football, Hill participated in track and field, baseball, and basketball at West Stanly High School.[2][3][4]

College recruitment and rankings[edit]

Hill was listed as a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com.[5]

College career[edit]

Hill attended and played college football at NC State from 2014–2017.[6]

Collegiate statistics[edit]

B. J. Hill Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
2014 North Carolina State ACC FR DT 11 19 20 39 6.5 1.5 1 0 0.0 0 1 0 0
2015 North Carolina State ACC SO DT 12 23 27 50 11.0 3.5 0 0 0 3 0 0
2016 North Carolina State ACC JR DT 12 16 23 39 2.5 1.0 0 0 0 2 2 1
2017 North Carolina State ACC SR DT 13 18 37 55 3.5 2.0 0 0 0 3 0 1
Career North Carolina State 76 107 183 23.5 8.0 1 0 0.0 0 9 2 2

Professional career[edit]

On December 4, 2017, it was announced that Hill had accepted his invitation to play in the 2018 Senior Bowl.[7] Hill was dominant during Senior Bowl practices and impressed scouts and team representatives.[8] On January 27, 2018, Hill played in the 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl and was part of Denver Broncos' head coach Vance Joseph's North team that lost to the South 45–16. He attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and completed all of the combine and positional drills. Hill's overall performance helped raise his draft stock, as he finished third among all defensive linemen in the bench press, fifth in the three-cone drill, tied for 11th in the 20-yard shuttle, and finished 15th among his position group in the 40-yard dash.[9] On March 19, 2018, Hill participated at NC State's pro day, but opted to stand on his combine numbers and only performed positional drills. Hill also attended a pre-draft visits with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Carolina Panthers.[10] At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Hill was projected to be a second or third round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts. He was ranked as the fifth best defensive tackle prospect in the draft by Scouts Inc. and was ranked the seventh best defensive tackle by DraftScout.com.[11][12]

External video
B.J. Hill's NFL Combine Workout
B.J. Hill's NC State Pro Day Interview
2018 NFL Draft Profile: B.J. Hill
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 3 14 in
(1.91 m)
311 lb
(141 kg)
33 in
(0.84 m)
10 58 in
(0.27 m)
4.99 s 1.73 s 2.88 s 4.53 s 7.28 s 26 12 in
(0.67 m)
8 ft 5 in
(2.57 m)
35 reps
All values from NFL Combine[13][14]

The New York Giants selected Hill in the third round (69th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. Hill was the fifth defensive tackle drafted in 2018. The pick used to select Hill was acquired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for Jason Pierre-Paul[15]

External video
New York Giants draft B.J. Hill 69th overall

On June 7, 2018, the New York Giants signed Hill to a four-year, $4.04 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $1.02 million.[16] In Week 3, against the Houston Texans, he recorded his first career sack.[17] In the next game, a loss to the New Orleans Saints, he recorded his second sack of the season.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Giants 2018 draft: DT B.J. Hill is selected 69th overall by New York Giants". Big Blue View. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "All-Time Roster - West Stanly Colts Football (Oakboro, NC)". www.maxpreps.com. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "BJ Hill". Athletic.net. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "All-Time Roster - West Stanly Colts Basketball (Oakboro, NC)". www.maxpreps.com. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "B.J. Hill, West Stanly , Strong-Side Defensive End". 247Sports. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "B.J. Hill College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "NC State DT BJ Hill Accepts Invitation to Play In Senior Bowl". packinsider.com. December 4, 2018. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  8. ^ "7 Round Mock Draft: Senior Bowl Roster Edition". boltsfromtheblue.com. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  9. ^ "2018 NFL Scouting Combine: Top Performers: 40-yard dash (defensive lineman)". NFL.com. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  10. ^ Rutter, Joe (April 16, 2018). "Steelers host defensive line draft prospects Gilmore, Nichols". triblive.com. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  11. ^ "B.J. Hill, DS #7 DT, North Carolina State". DraftScout.com. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  12. ^ "NFL B.J. Hill -ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  13. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile - B.J. Hill". nfl.com. March 3, 2018. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  14. ^ "North Carolina State DT B.J. Hill : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  15. ^ Salomone, Dan (April 27, 2018). "Giants draft NC State DT B.J. Hill at No. 69". Giants.com. Archived from the original on May 12, 2018. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  16. ^ "Spotrac.com: B.J. Hill contract". Spotrac.com. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  17. ^ "Giants' defense pulls the plug on Texans". Newsday. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  18. ^ "Saints run away from Giants for 33-18 win". Crescent City Sports. September 30, 2018. Retrieved October 18, 2018.

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