Hill with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2015
|No. 32 Cincinnati Bengals|
|Date of birth:||October 20, 1992|
|Place of birth:||Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school:||Baton Rouge (LA) Redemptorist|
|NFL Draft:||2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2016|
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 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.
Hill attended Louisiana State University from 2011 to 2013. As a sophomore in 2013, Hill was a first-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 in a 21-14 victory against Iowa.
- Career Statistics
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 1 in||233 lb||32⅝ in||10⅜ in||4.66 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.|
The Cincinnati Bengals drafted Hill in the second round (55th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. On May 25, 2014, Hill signed his rookie contract, a four-year, $3.71 million contract with $1.64 million guaranteed.
He made his professional regular season debut in the Cincinnati Bengal's season opener against the Baltimore Ravens, finishing with four carries for 19 rushing yards. The following week, he rushed for 74 yards on 15 rushing attempts and scored his first career touchdown on a 1-yard run in the third quarter of the Bengal's 24-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. He also made his first career reception during the game, finishing with two catches for 22 receiving yards. On October 5, 2014, Hill caught three passes for a season-high 68 yards durint a 17-43 loss to the New England Patriots. On November 2, 2014, 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. In Week 11, hill had a season-high 27 carries for 152 rushing yards in a 27-10 victory over the New Orleans Saints. On December 22, 2014, 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. 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.
He finished his rookie season with 222 carries for 1,124 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns. Hill also accounted for 22 receptions for 215 receiving yards and appeared in a 16 of the Bengals' regular season games while starting nine.He became the first Bengals' rookie to top 1,000 yards rushing since Corey Dillon in 1997. His 1,124 rushing yards was the most among rookies and 8th most overall in the NFL. His 5.1 yards per carry average ranked him second among NFL running backs, behind Justin Forsett.
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.
He started his second season as the Cincinnati Bengals' starting running back, ahead of Giovani Bernard on the depth chart.
Hill started the Bengal's season opener against the Oakland Raiders and had 19 carries for 63 rushing yards and two touchdowns as the Bengal's won 33–13. The following week, he was benched in favor of Giovanni Bernard after fumbling twice against the San Diego Chargers. He finished the game with only 10 carries for 39 rushing yards as Bernard ran for 123 yards, helping the Bengal's win 24-10 . On October 4, 2015, Hill had 9 rushing attempts for 40 rushing yards and a career-high three touchdowns as the Bengals defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 36–21. In Week 6, Hill had 16 carries for 56 rushing yards and caught his first career touchdown reception on a 13-yard pass from Andy Dalton, as the Bengals defeated the Buffalo Bills. 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.
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. 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.
In the Bengals' season-opener, Hill had nine rushing attempts for 31 rushing yards and a touchdown in a 23–22 victory over the New York Jets. On September 25, 2016, 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. On October 23, 2016, 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. The following week, Hill ran for 76 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown against the Washington Redskins. On December 11, 2016, Hill had 25 carries for 111 rushing yards and a touchdown in a win over the Cleveland Browns. Hill finished the 2016 season with 839 yards and nine touchdowns on 222 carries.
In January 2012, Hill pleaded guilty to carnal knowledge of a juvenile stemming from a January 2011 arrest and charge of oral sexual battery. 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.
- Jeremy Hill - Yahoo Sports
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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.
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