P. J. Hill

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P. J. Hill
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-01-03) January 3, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth: East Elmhurst, New York
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school: Poly Prep (NY)
College: Wisconsin
Undrafted: 2009
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2006)
  • Second-team All-Big Ten (2006)
  • 2× Honorable mention All-Big Ten (2007–2008)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Parrish "P. J." Hill Jr. (born January 3, 1987) is a former American football running back. He was originally signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Wisconsin.

Hill has also been a member of the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins.

College career[edit]

After graduating from Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, New York in 2005, Hill attended Wisconsin.[1] Hill is one of just two players in Wisconsin Badgers history to have rushed for 1,000 yards in each of their first three seasons. He is one of two players to score at least ten rushing touchdowns in their first three years. Hill ranks sixth on the school’s career rushing yardage list with 3,942 yards and is tied for sixth on Wisconsin's career rushing touchdowns list with 42. His 44 total touchdowns (42 rushing and two receiving) place him sixth in school history. He is forth on the school’s list for career rushing attempts with 770. He averaged 5.1 yards per carry during his 36-game career (tied for tenth all-time at Wisconsin) He rushed for at least 100 yards in a game 20 times (fifth-most in school history).

Statistics[edit]

Year Team Attempts Yards Average TDs
2006 Wisconsin 311 1,569 5.0 15
2007 Wisconsin 233 1,212 5.2 14
2008 Wisconsin 226 1,161 5.1 13
College Totals 770 3,942 5.1 42

Professional career[edit]

First stint with Saints[edit]

On April 27, 2009, a day after being undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, Hill signed a 3-year contract with the New Orleans Saints. He ran for 128 yards on 26 carries with three touchdowns and had two catches for nine yards in the 2009 preseason. He was waived by the Saints on September 5, 2009 and then re-signed to their practice squad the following day.[2]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Hill was signed off the Saints practice squad by the Philadelphia Eagles on October 28, 2009. He was waived on December 14 and subsequently re-signed to the Eagles' practice squad on December 16.

Washington Redskins[edit]

Hill was signed off the Eagles' practice squad by the Washington Redskins on December 30, 2009.

He was waived on May 3, 2010.

Second stint with Saints[edit]

Hill was claimed off waivers by the New Orleans Saints on May 4, 2010. He suffered a torn triceps in a preseason exhibition game on August 21, 2010, and after clearing waivers he was placed on injured reserve.[3]

He was waived February 10, 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Poly Prep grad P.J. Hill prepares for the NFL Draft", New York Daily News, April 21, 2009.
  2. ^ "Saints Agree to Terms with Seven for Practice Squad". Archived from the original on September 9, 2009. Retrieved September 7, 2009. 
  3. ^ Les East, "Saints Notebook for August 24, 2010", The Advocate (Baton Rouge), August 24, 2010.

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