Trysten Hill

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Trysten Hill
No. 97 – Dallas Cowboys
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1998-03-25) March 25, 1998 (age 21)
Lee, Florida
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:Suwannee (Live Oak, Florida)
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2019
Total tackles:5
Pass deflections:0
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Trysten Hill (born March 25, 1998) is an American football defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Central Florida.

Early years[edit]

Hill attended Suwannee High School in Live Oak, Florida, where he played as a defensive end. As a junior, he contributed to the team reaching the state semifinals and received All-area honors.

As a senior, he helped the team reach the FHSAA 5A regional finals and received Florida Class 5A All-State first-team honors.

College career[edit]

Hill originally committed to the Georgia Institute of Technology and then University of Virginia to play college football, before ultimately deciding to enroll at the University of Central Florida (UCF).[1][2] As a true freshman, he started 13 games at defensive end, collecting 15 tackles (5 for loss), one sack, one quarterback hurry and one forced fumble.[3]

As a sophomore, he started 13 games at defensive tackle, posting 20 tackles (4 for loss), 2 sacks and 5 quarterback hurries.

As a junior, it was reported that he fell out of favor with the coaching staff and only started one out of 12 games at defensive tackle. He registered 36 tackles, 3 sacks, 10.5 tackles for loss, while also having 2 carries for one rushing yard and one touchdown. He had 6 tackles, (3 for loss) and 2 sacks against the University of Memphis in the American Athletic Conference championship game. He was a part of a 25-game winning streak that ended against Louisiana State University in the 2019 Fiesta Bowl.[4]

He finished his college career with 71 tackles and six sacks. After his junior season in 2018, he announced his intention to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.[5]

Professional career[edit]

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 in
(1.91 m)
308 lb
(140 kg)
33 38 in
(0.85 m)
10 14 in
(0.26 m)
5.04 s 4.38 s 7.7 s 35 in
(0.89 m)
9 ft 7 in
(2.92 m)
28 reps
All values from NFL Combine[6]

Hill was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round (58th overall) in the 2019 NFL Draft.[7]


  1. ^ Carvell, Michael (June 23, 2015). "Florida lineman is commit No. 5 for Georgia Tech". Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  2. ^ Green, Shannon (August 8, 2016). "Rookie UCF DL Trysten Hill 'proud' to be mentored by Jamiyus Pittman". Capital Gazette – via Orlando Sentinel.
  3. ^ Green, Shannon (September 28, 2016). "UCF defense helped by consistent play of rookie lineman Trysten Hill". Orlando Sentinel.
  4. ^ Hays, Chris (December 30, 2018). "UCF defensive lineman Trysten Hill eager to continue resurgence in Fiesta Bowl". Orlando Sentinel.
  5. ^ Hays, Chris (January 2, 2019). "UCF defensive lineman Trysten Hill declares for NFL draft hours after Fiesta Bowl loss". Orlando Sentinel.
  6. ^ "NFL Draft & Combine Profile - Trysten Hill". Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  7. ^ "The Dallas Cowboys select Trysten Hill with the 58th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft". Blogging The Boys. April 26, 2019.

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