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Denzel Hill
Player Profile:
Denzel Hill 1512837
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Waldorf, Md.
High School: North Point H.S.
Major: Architecture
Experience: 3 Letters

CAREER

Appealing the NCAA for a fifth year of eligibility … Has seen action in 28 career games with five starts (five at wide receiver, one at cornerback).

2016

Saw action in all 10 games on special teams with one start at defensive back … Made first career start on defense at Brown (Nov. 19) … Finished season with seven total tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss and one interception … Made career-high two tackles (two solo) and intercepted first career pass in first career start at Brown (Nov. 19) … Forced fumble and made solo tackle at Penn (Oct. 15) … Made position switch from wide receiver to defensive back during 2016 training camp.

2015

Played in two games with one start before suffering a season ending injury … Contributed at wide receiver.

2014

Played in six games with one start at wide receiver ... Caught eight passes for 142 yards for a 17.8 yards per catch average ... Had a career-long 45-yard reception at Albany ... Grabbed three passes for 27 yards against Dartmouth.

2013

Played in all 10 games with two starts at wide receiver … Finished season with 12 receptions for 116 yards (8.9 average) with a long of 31 yards … Made first career reception against Monmouth … Caught four passes for 26 yards against Lehigh … Hauled in a 31-yard pass at Cornell.

HIGH SCHOOL

A 2013 graduate of North Point High School in Waldorf, Md. where he played two years of varsity football for head coach Ken Lane … 2012 Chick-Fil-A All-Star Football Team member … 2012 Offensive Receiver Award … Named an SMAC All-Star in 2012 … Caught 15 passes for 288 yards and four touchdowns averaged 19.0 yards per catch with a long of 67 yards as a senior … Played wide receiver, kicker and in the defensive backfield …Led the Eagles to a 7-3 overall record as a senior … Three-sport athlete who competed in football, basketball and track and field … Maryland Class 4A state champion, 55M, 4x200M, indoor track in 2012-2013 … 2011-12 SMAC all-conference track and field … 2011-12 SMAC Finals 200M winner … 2011-2012 SMAC Finals 100M and 800M runner-up … Fifteenth highest score out of 1,388 Athletes at NIKE SPARQ Combine, March 2012 … AAU Junior Olympic Games participant, New Orleans, La., August 2011 … Also lettered in indoor track and field.

PERSONAL

Born Denzel Dekimbre Hill on Oct. 9, 1994 … Son of Norman and Patricia Hill … Has a brother Patrick … Chose Columbia over an offer from Fordham and other interest from Delaware, James Madison, Maryland, Monmouth and Stony Brook … Enrolled at Columbia College … Majors in Architecture.

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