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Troy Hill (American football)

Troy Hill (born August 29, 1991) is an American football cornerback for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oregon.

Troy Hill
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Hill in the 2018 NFL season
No. 32 – Los Angeles Rams
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1991-08-29) August 29, 1991 (age 27)
Youngstown, OH
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:183 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school:St. Bonaventure
(Ventura, California)
College:Oregon
Undrafted:2015
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2018
Total tackles:93
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:1
Pass deflections:11
Interceptions:2
Player stats at NFL.com

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High school careerEdit

He attended St. Bonaventure High School where he played defensive back and wide receiver for a team that posted an 11-2 record his senior season, however, all of those wins were forfeited when it was learned that Hill was ineligible. Hill received High School honors earning the 2009 All-Channel League First-Team Defense,[1] 2008 Second-Team All-State Junior by CalHiSports.com,[2] 2007 All-Channel League Second-Team Defense,[2] and All-CIF-Southern Section Northern Division[3] Hill Earned a three-star rating from Scout.com, also a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com, and the No. 32 corner in the country.

College careerEdit

As a junior, Hill was the Ducks’ fifth-leading tackler among their defensive backs. Hill finished the year with 29 tackles with 21 tackles being solo and four deflected passes. As a senior in Oregon, Hill finished seventh on the team in tackles with 71. Hill was awarded with a second-team Pac-12 all-conference choice[4] and 14-game starter ranked second in the league (1.46 avg.) in passes defended and 11th nationally. Hill was arrested on December 16, 2013[5] and suspended from the team after he pleaded guilty to menacing; he was later reinstated to the team.

Professional careerEdit

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
5 ft 10 in
(1.78 m)
182 lb
(83 kg)
29 12 in
(0.75 m)
8 34 in
(0.22 m)
4.55 s 1.60 s 2.66 s 4.21 s 6.81 s 32 12 in
(0.83 m)
10 ft 0 in
(3.05 m)
All values from NFL Combine[6]

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

On May 3, 2015, the Cincinnati Bengals signed Hill to a three-year, $1.58 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $5,500.[7][8][9]

Throughout training camp, Hill competed for a roster spot as a backup cornerback against Chris Lewis-Harris, Onterio McCalebb, and Brandon Ghee.[10] On September 5, 2015, the Cincinnati Bengals waived Hill, but signed him to their practice squad the next day after clearing waivers.[11][12] On December 5, 2015, Hill was promoted from the practice squad to the Bengals’ active roster.[13] Upon joining the active roster, head coach Marvin Lewis named Hill the fourth cornerback on the Bengals’ depth chart, behind Dre Kirkpatrick, Leon Hall, and Josh Shaw. On December 6, 2015, Hill made his professional regular season debut and recorded three solo tackles during a 37-3 win at the Cleveland Browns in Week 13. In Week 15, he collected a season-high three solo tackles in the Bengals’ 24-14 victory at the San Francisco 49ers.[14] On December 24, 2015, the Cincinnati Bengals waived Hill and replaced him with Chris Lewis-Harris.[15]

New England PatriotsEdit

On December 25, 2015, the New England Patriots claimed Hill off waivers.[16] On December 30, 2015, the New England Patriots officially waived Hill.[17]

St. Louis / Los Angeles RamsEdit

On December 31, 2015, the St. Louis Rams claimed Hill off waivers from the New England Patriots.[18] Hill finished his rookie season in 2015 with six combined tackles (five solo) in three games and zero starts.[19]

Throughout training camp, Hill competed for a roster spot against Jabriel Washington and Mike Jordan.[20] Head coach Jeff Fisher named Hill the fifth cornerback on the Rams’ depth chart to begin the regular season. He began the season behind Trumaine Johnson, E. J. Gaines, Coty Sensabaugh, and Lamarcus Joyner.[21]

On September 25, 2016, Hill earned his first career start and collected a season-high 11 solo tackles during a 36-32 win at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 3. Hill earned his first career start after passing Coty Sensabaugh on the depth chart. Sensabaugh had a disappointing performance after replacing E.J Gaines who missed the first three games due to a thigh injury.[22][23] Hill was inactive for the Rams’ Week 11 loss to the Miami Dolphins as a result of his arrest. On November 22, 2016, the Los Angeles Rams released Hill and signed him to their practice squad after he was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence (See Personal life).[24][25] On December 12, 2016, the Los Angeles Rams fired head coach Jeff Fisher after they fell to a 4-9 record. Special teams coordinator John Fassel was named the interim head coach for the remaining three games of the regular season.[26] On December 13, 2016, the Los Angeles Rams promoted Hill to their active roster.[27] He finished the 2016 NFL season with 40 combined tackles (32 solo) and two pass deflections in 12 games and four starts.[19]

On January 13, 2017, the Los Angeles Rams announced their decision to hire Washington Redskins’ offensive coordinator Sean McVay as their new head coach.[28] On May 1, 2017, the NFL announced their decision to suspend Hill for the first two games of the 2017 NFL season after violating the NFL’s Substance Abuse Policy.[29][30] Throughout training camp, Hill competed for a roster spot as a backup cornerback against Nickell Robey-Coleman and Mike Jordan.[31] Upon returning from his three-game suspension, head coach Sean McVay named Hill the fifth cornerback on the Rams’ depth chart, behind Trumaine Johnson, Kayvon Webster, Nickell Robey-Coleman, and Dominique Hatfield.[32]

Hill was inactive for a Week 6 victory at the Jacksonville Jaguars due to a shoulder injury.[33] He was also sidelined for the Rams’ Week 11 loss at the Minnesota Vikings after suffering a hamstring injury.[34] Hill started the final three games of the regular season as well as the wild card loss to the Atlanta Falcons in place of the injured Kayvon Webster, who suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in Week 14.[35]

Personal lifeEdit

While at the University of Oregon, Hill majored in social science.[8] On November 19, 2016, Hill was arrested by California Highway Patrol for suspicion of drunk driving. Hill was driving on U.S. Route 101 in his white Mercedes Benz just before 8AM and swerved into a Semi-trailer truck. California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the accident and arrested Hill after noticing signs of intoxication and performing a field sobriety test.[36] Hill was taken to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Van Nuys station and was booked and processed before posting a $15,000 bail.[37]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://presidiosports.com/2009/01/all-channel-league-fall-2009/
  2. ^ a b http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=204999998
  3. ^ http://www.vcstar.com/news/st-bonaventure-football-team-forfeits-title-over-ineligible-player-ep-369613858-350071251.html
  4. ^ http://pac-12.com/article/2014/12/02/pac-12-football-all-conference-team-announced
  5. ^ http://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ssf/2013/12/oregon_football_cornerback_tro.html
  6. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Troy Hill". NFL.com. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  7. ^ Marcum, Jason; Toback, Rebecca (May 8, 2015). "Bengals announce undrafted free agents signed". CincyJungle.com. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Cincinnati Bengals: Troy Hill". www.bengals.com. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  9. ^ "Spotrac.com: Troy Hill contract". Spotrac.com. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  10. ^ "Are the Bengals Prepared at Cornerback?". stripehype.com. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  11. ^ Toback, Rebecca (September 5, 2015). "Bengals roster cuts: Bengals 53-man roster 2015". CincyJungle.com. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  12. ^ Kirkendall, Josh (September 6, 2015). "Cincinnati Bengals 2015 practice squad announced". CincyJungle.com. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  13. ^ "Bengals waive Lewis-Harris, promote Troy Hill". Cincinnati.com. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  14. ^ "NFL Player stats: Troy Hill (2015)". NFL.com. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  15. ^ "Bengals waive Troy Hill, promote Chris Lewis-Harris to 53-man roster". Cincy Jungle. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  16. ^ "Patriots Claim Cornerback Troy Hill From Bengals, Waive Asante Cleveland". NESN.com. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  17. ^ "Patriots waive rookie cornerback Troy Hill". New England Patriots. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  18. ^ "Rams place Nick Fairley, Doug Worthington on injured reserve". Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  19. ^ a b "NFL Player stats: Troy Hill (career)". NFL.com. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  20. ^ "CB Jabriel Washington's road from four-star recruit to Rams UDFA". theramswire.usatoday.com. June 4, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  21. ^ "2016 LA Rams Week 1 Depth Chart Projection". turfshowtimes.com. September 6, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  22. ^ Smith, Jeff (September 11, 2016). "Rams injury report: E.J. Gaines, Nelson Spruce ruled out for Week 1". theramswire.usatoday.com. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  23. ^ "Rams part ways with CB Coty Sensabaugh". NFL.com. October 9, 2016. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  24. ^ White, Tiffany (November 22, 2016). "Rams Make Week 12 Roster Changes". TheRams.com.
  25. ^ Klein, Gary (November 23, 2016). "Rams re-sign cornerback Troy Hill to the practice squad". LAtimes.com.
  26. ^ Orr, Conor (December 12, 2016). "Los Angeles Rams fire head coach Jeff Fisher". NFL.com. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  27. ^ Gonzalez, Alden (December 13, 2016). "Rams place TE Cory Harkey on IR, promote CB Troy Hill". ESPN.com.
  28. ^ González, Alden (January 13, 2017). "Rams hire Redskins OC Sean McVay as head coach". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  29. ^ Florio, Mike. "Rams cornerback Troy Hill suspended for first two games of season". profootballtalk.com. ProFootballTalk. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  30. ^ "Hill Suspended for First Two Games of 2017". TheRams.com. May 1, 2017.
  31. ^ González, Alden (August 8, 2017). "Kayvon Webster locks down starting CB job for Rams". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  32. ^ "Ourlads.com: Los Angeles Rams Depth Chart: 10/01/2017". Ourlads.com. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  33. ^ DaSilva, Cameron (October 13, 2017). "Week 6 injury report: Mark Barron, Troy Hill remain sidelined for Rams". theramswire.usatoday.com. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  34. ^ Gates, Christopher (November 17, 2017). "Los Angeles Rams at Minnesota Vikings: Final injury reports for both teams".
  35. ^ "Rams' Troy Hill: Should play Saturday vs. Falcons". CBSSports.com. January 2, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  36. ^ Gary Klein (November 19, 2016). "Rams cornerback Troy Hill is arrested on suspicion of DUI". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  37. ^ Jessica Rice (November 19, 2016). "Rams' Troy Hill Arrested on Suspicion of DUI After Crash". nbcphiladelphia.com. Retrieved November 21, 2018.

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