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Anders

Hill

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Quarterback
Height 6'4"
Weight 220
Year Senior
Hometown Boulder, Colo.
High School Fairview H.S.
Major Political Science
Experience 3 Letters
School: CC
Birthdate May 08, 1996

Bio

CAREER

 

Two-time Fall Academic All-Ivy League selection (2016 and 2017) … Concluded his career by starting 18 consecutive games and guiding Columbia to an 11-7 overall record, the best record for a Lions starting quarterback in over 70 years … Led Lions to an 8-2 overall, 5-2 Ivy League record and second place finish in the conference, the program’s best season in 21 years (since 1996) … Over his four-year, 31-game collegiate career, ranked among Columbia’s all-time career leaders in several statistics: No. 5 in pass completions (399), No. 5 in passing yardage (4,612), No. 6 in touchdown passes (27) and No. 5 in total offense (5,1777 yards) … Completed 399 of 645 career passes for 4,612 yards, 27 touchdowns, 22 interceptions and rushed for 565 yards on 299 carries and six touchdowns … Responsible for 33 total touchdowns (27 passing, six rushing) in career … Totaled 5,177 yards of total offense over career … Started 18 career games … Four-year letterwinner.

 

2017

 

Second Team All-Ivy League selection … One of 37 national Bill Campbell Trophy semifinalists … Named a Fall Academic All-Ivy League selection … CoSIDA Academic All-District nominee … Named Columbia University “Athlete of the Month” for September 2017 … One of four team captains … Set a school-record for season completion percentage (63.4 percent) while completing 206 of 325 passes for 2,407 yards and 16 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions … Led the Lions in total offense with 2,550 yards and rushed for 143 yards on 118 carries and three touchdowns … Responsible for 19 of Columbia’s 31 touchdowns (61.3 percent) on the year … Ranked among national FCS statistical leaders in a variety of categories: No. 17 in completion percentage (63.4%), No. 17 in completions per game (20.6), No. 23 in passing yards per game (240.7) and No. 26 in total offense (255.0). In addition, Hill ranked No. 2 in the Ivy League in total offense (255.0 per game), No. 2 in passing yardage per game (240.7) and No. 5 in passing efficiency (135.7) … Six-time Ivy League weekly honor roll recipient … Registered two 300-plus yard passing games and five 200-yard games, seven contests of 20 or more completions and four multi-touchdown pass games … For the season on third downs, completed 67 percent (55 of 82) of his passes for 601 yards, six touchdowns and converted 32 first downs … Also was sacked 11.0 times and threw three interceptions … Completed 21 of 31 passes for 206 yards at Cornell (Nov. 11) … Threw for 298 yards and a touchdown, completed 27 of 35 passes and rushed for 39 yards at Dartmouth (Oct. 21) … Threw game-winning touchdown pass to Josh Wainwright, completed 21 of 33 passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-31 overtime win over Penn (Oct. 14) … Responsible for five touchdowns (three passing, two rushing), threw for 350 yards on 23 of 33 attempts and totaled a career-high 376 yards of total offense at Marist (Oct. 7) … Totaled career-highs for passing yardage (400), completions (27) and passing attempts (40) and threw for two touchdowns, including a 63-yard game-winner to Ronald Smith at Princeton (Sept. 30) … Named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week by CollegeSportsMadness after he passed for a career-high four touchdowns, completed 20 of 35 passes for 158 yards in win over Georgetown (Sept. 23) … Led Lions on a game-winning drive in the closing seconds, completed 12 of 21 passes for 199 yards and a touchdown and rushed for a career-high 89 yards on 19 carries in season opener vs. Wagner (Sept. 16).

 

2016

 

Named a Fall Academic All-Ivy League selection … Named the team’s Most Valuable Offensive Player Award … Started eight of 10 games at quarterback … Completed 144 of 268 passes for 1,651 yards and 10 touchdowns and also rushed for 258 yards on 132 carries and two touchdowns as a junior … Averaged 165.1 yards passing per game, completed 53.7 percent of his passes and finished with a efficiency rating of 111.82 … Led Columbia in total offense (1,909 total yards) … Ranked among Ivy League leaders in several statistical categories including passing yards per game (No. 6, 165.1), passing efficiency (No. 7, 111.8) and total offense (No. 5, 190.9) … Among NCAA leaders, ranked No. 74 in passing yards per game, No .74 in total offense, No. 81 in passing efficiency, No. 77 in passing yards, No. 63 in completions per game, No. 83 in passing touchdowns and No. 78 in completion percentage … In the season’s last three games, completed 60 percent (49 of 82) of his passes for six touchdowns and 616 yards with only four interceptions … Threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns, completed 13 of 20 passes with one interception and rushed for 42 yards in season finale at Brown (Nov. 19) … Set or tied career-highs for completions (24) and touchdown passes (three) and threw for 284 yards and two interceptions vs. Cornell (Nov. 12) … Set or tied career-highs for passing yards (289), completions and attempts (24-46) and touchdown passes (three) and rushed for 55 yards on 18 carries while orchestrating a fourth quarter comeback at Yale (Oct. 28) … Completed 17 of 34 passes for 179 yards at Penn (Oct. 15) … Threw for career-long 88-yard touchdown pass to Josh Wainwright, completed 13 of 28 passes for a then career-high of 215 yards and rushed for a touchdown vs. Princeton (Oct. 1) … Rushed for a touchdown and 45 yards on 11 carries, completed 13 of 23 passes for 100 yards at Georgetown (Sept. 24) … Named to Dean’s List.

 

2015

 

Saw action in eight games … Completed 23 of 50 passes (46 percent) for 244 yards and a touchdown with a long pass of 51 yards … Ranked fourth on the squad in rushing (36 carries for 137 yards) … Long throw was a 51-yarder vs. Harvard and long run was a 32 yarder at Fordham … Rushed for a season-high nine carries for 54 yards at Cornell (Nov. 14).

 

2014

 

Played in three games … Completed 26 of 52 passes (50 percent) for 310 yards … Rushed for 27 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries … Completed 18 of 36 passes for 219 yards with a long pass of 46 yards at Brown (Nov. 20).

 

HIGH SCHOOL

 

A 2014 graduate of Fairview High School in Boulder, Colo., where he played four years of varsity football for head coach Tom McCartney … Named Colorado Quarterback of the Year … First Team All-State Class 5A selection … First Team Denver Post All-Colorado pick … Named Conference Most Valuable Player … Earned Team Most Valuable Player award … Over four-year career, threw for 5,164 yards and 48 touchdowns, completed 362 of 565 passes and only 19 touchdowns, rushed for 228 yards and four touchdowns … Threw for 3,878 yards and 36 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions, completed 283 of 426 passes (66.5 percent) of his passes, rushed for four touchdowns as a senior … Concluded his senior season ranked among Colorado state history in passing yards (No. 4,  3,878 yards), completed passes (No. 2, 283) and attempted passes (No. 2, 426) … Surpassed 300 yards passing six times, completed 20 or more passes in nine games and threw for multiple touchdowns in 11 games … Completed a career-best 80.4 percent (21 of 25) of his passes and two touchdowns vs. Pomona … Threw for four touchdowns vs. Douglas County … Passed for a career-high five touchdowns, completed 21 of 27 passes (77.8 percent) for 299 yards vs. Boulder … Threw for a career-high 384 yards, three touchdowns and completed 23 of 34 passes vs. Ralston Valley … Completed a career-high 27 passes, with four touchdowns for 371 yards vs. Legacy … Threw four touchdown passes in season opener vs. Poudre … Led the Knights to a 12-1 overall record, a 12-game winning streak, conference title, state playoff appearance and state title runner-up finish to Valor Christian ... Ranked a two-star prospect by 247sports.com and Scout.com … Also played baseball as an outfielder and pitcher.

 

PERSONAL

 

Born Anders Hill on May 8, 1996 … Son of Erich and Kristan Hill … Committed to Columbia on January 14, 2014 … Denver Broncos fan … Chose Columbia over Yale, Harvard, Cornell, Montana, South Dakota State and interest from Colorado, Colorado State, Oklahoma State and Vanderbilt … Enrolled at Columbia College … Majors in Political Science.

 

CAREER-HIGHS

Passing Completions: 27, two times- at Princeton, 9/30/17, at Dartmouth, 10/21/17

Passing Attempts: 46, Yale, 10/28/16.

Passing Yards: 400, at Princeton, 9/30/17.

Touchdown Passes: 4, Georgetown, 9/23/17.

Interceptions: 2, five times.

Long Pass: 88 yards to Josh Wainwright, Princeton, 10/1/16.

Rushing Attempts: 23, at Wagner, 10/8/16.

Rushing Yards: 89, Wagner, 9/16/17.

Rushing Touchdowns: 2, at Marist, 10/7/17.

Long Run: 34 yards, Dartmouth, 10/22/16.

Total Offense: 376, at Marist, 10/7/17.

All-Purpose Yards: 89, Wagner, 9/16/17.

Touchdowns Responsible For: 5, at Marist, 10/7/17.

 

HILL BY THE NUMBERS

20+ Completion Games: 9.

40+ Attempt Games: 3.

30+ Attempt Games: 11.

300+ Yard Passing Games: 2.

200+ Yard Passing Games: 9.

3+ Touchdown Pass Games: 5.

2+ Touchdown Pass Games: 7.

YEAR-BY-YEAR STATISTICS

 Passing
Season GP-GS Comp. Att. Pct. Yds. Avg./Game TD INT LG
2014  3-0 26 52 50.0 310 103.3 0 2 46
2015  8-0 23 50 46.0 244 30.5 1 2 51
2016  10-8 144 268 53.7 1,651 165.1 10 8 88
Career 21-8 193 370 52.2 2,205 105.0 11 12 88

 

 Rushing
Season Rush Yds. Avg./Rush TD LG
2014  13 27 2.1 1 11
 2015   36 137 3.8 0 32
 2016   132 258 2.0 2 34
Career 181 422 2.3 3 34

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Postgame: Columbia Football Press Conference (vs. Brown | 11/18/17)
Highlight: Wainwright Breaks the Record
Highlight: Anders Hill Breaks the Plane