Tyreek Hill

Tyreek Hill
No. 10Kansas City Chiefs
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1994-03-01) March 1, 1994
Place of birth: Lauderhill, Florida
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Douglas (GA) Coffee
College: West Alabama
NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 5 / Pick: 165
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2016
Receptions: 32
Receiving yards: 323
Receiving touchdowns: 4
Total return yards: 562
Total return touchdowns: 2
Player stats at NFL.com
Tyreek Hill
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1994-03-01) March 1, 1994
Lauderhill, Florida
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Sport Running
Event(s) 100 metres, 200 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100m: 10.19 (Orlando 2012)
200m: 20.14 (Orlando 2012)

Tyreek Hill (born March 1, 1994) is an American football wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He attended Garden City Community College, Oklahoma State University, and University of West Alabama.

Early life

A native of Pearson, Georgia, Hill attended Coffee High School, where he won both the 100 metres and 200 metres at the 2012 Georgia 5A state meet.[1][2]

On May 26, 2012, at the 36th Golden South Classic in Orlando, Florida, Hill ran a new season-best in the 100 m (10.19) and a PR in the 200 m (20.14).[3] His time in the 200 m missed Roy Martin's 1985 national high school record by only one hundredth of a second. It was the fastest time by a junior athlete in the 2012 season and the fastest by a junior since Ramil Guliyev's 20.04 in 2009. His time in the 100 m ties Abraham Hall for second fastest by a junior in the 2012 season, behind only Adam Gemili. He was Track and Field News "High School Athlete of the Year" in 2012.[4] Hill also clocked a 4.25 40-yard dash at a Nike Sparq Camp. Hill ran a wind-assisted (+5.0 m/s) 9.98 in the 100-meter dash at the 2013 Hutchinson NJCCA Championships.[5]

He was a USA Today All-American track and field selection in 2012.[6]

College career

Garden City Community

At Garden City Community College, Hill ran track and played football. As a sophomore in 2013, Hill ran for 659 rushing yards and five touchdowns and caught 32 passes for 532 receiving yards.[7]

Oklahoma State University

Coming out of Garden City, Hill was a highly sought after junior college recruit. After committing to Oklahoma State, Hill visited Texas and received an offer but chose to attend Oklahoma State.

On August 30, 2014, Hill made his debut for the Cowboys and caught a season-high six passes for 62-receiving yards in a loss to Florida State. On September 25, 2014, he caught his first career touchdown against Texas Tech and finished the victory with three receptions for 50-yards, six rushing attempts for 39-yards, and three kick returns for a total of 62-yards. The following game against Iowa State, Hill finished with a season-high 148 kick-return yards on 5 attempts and returned his first kick return for a touchdown of the season. On November 1, 2014, he gained a season-high 102 rushing yards on 18 attempts and scored his first rushing touchdown of the season against Kansas State.[8]

On December 6, 2014, he appeared in his last game as apart of Oklahoma State's football team and helped them win a comeback victory over Oklahoma after he returned a punt for a 92-yard touchdown.[9]

In December 11, 2014, Oklahoma State dismissed Hill from their football and track teams for his domestic violence arrest a few days prior.[9] In his only season at Oklahoma State, Hill had a total of 102 rushing attempts for 534 rushing yards and one touchdown, 31 receptions for 381 receiving yards and a touchdown, 30 kick returns for 740 return yards and two touchdowns, and 27 punt returns for 256 punt return yards and a touchdown. As a running back, wide receiver, and returner he accounted for 1,811 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns. 996 combined return yards which ranked second in the nation. He was ranked 11tn nationally in all-purpose yards.[8]

University of West Alabama

On April 16, 2015, Hill announced via Twitter that he was planning on attending Akron.[10]

On September 1, 2015, the University of West Alabama announced that Tyreek Hill enrolled and would play football for the Tigers during the 2015 season.[11] West Alabama head coach Brett Gilliland has stated that he initially turned down Hill, saying that after he read the police report detailing how he choked and hit his girlfriend. After getting to know Hill personally, he spoke to people at Oklahoma State, Hill's former coaches at Garden City, and a high school mentor. He was also swayed by a part of the plea deal that required Hill to either attend school full-time or be employed.[12]

Professional career


Hill was projected to go undrafted during the 2016 NFL Draft, mainly due to his domestic violence arrest. Although he was not invited to the NFL combine, he was able to showcase his abilities at West Alabama's Pro Day. Scouts were mainly impressed with his speed and he received much praise for his workout. [13] Regardless of his workout, many teams had completely removed Hill from their draft boards, but his head coach from West Alabama maintained that at least 20 teams were still interested in him.[14]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 8 in 185 lb 4.29 s 1.50 s 2.51 s 4.06 s 6.53 s 40 1/2 in 10 ft 9 in 13 reps
All values from West Alabama Pro day.[13]

2016 NFL Draft

The Kansas City Chiefs selected Hill in the fifth round (165th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He was the first West Alabama player drafted since 1974.[12]

Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs were criticized for this selection due to his past issues with domestic violence and the Chiefs' history with former linebacker Jovan Belcher. Head coach Andy Reid had to receive consent from Chiefs' owner Clark Hunt to make the selection and says they thoroughly vetted the prospect which included speaking to the prosecutor that charged him. After drafting him the Chiefs' held an impromptu press conference and addressed the issue to the media during the first day of rookie mini camp.[15]

Hill began the season as the fourth receiver on the depth chart. He made his first career catch for a 9-yard touchdown during the Chiefs' season opener against the San Diego Chargers. On October 2, 2016, Hill made 5 catches for 24-yards and a touchdown in a 14-43 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. During a Week 7 victory over the New Orleans Saints, he caught a 38-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith. The following week, Hill caught 5 passes for 98 receiving yards and a touchdown. On November 13, 2016, he finished a 20-17 victory over the Carolina Panthers with 10 catches for 89 receiving yards. His ten receptions in one game currently lead the Chief's receivers for most receptions in a game this season. Hill's 36 receptions currently places second in Chiefs' receivers this season.[16]

On November 27, 2016, Hill returned a kick for an 86-yard touchdown, ran for a 3-yard touchdown, and caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith with less than five seconds left in the fourth quarter. He became the first player with a kick return for a touchdown, rushing touchdown, and touchdown reception in a single game since Gale Sayers in 1965. He finished the 30-27 overtime victory over the Denver Broncos with nine receptions for 52-yards and a touchdown.[17] His performance in Week 12 earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week.[18]

Personal life

Hill was raised by his mother, Virginia Hill, and has a son that was born during his time at Oklahoma State.[7]

Legal issues

Stillwater police records indicate that on December 12, 2014, Hill was arrested on complaints of assault of his 20-year-old pregnant girlfriend. OSU dismissed him from the football team after the charges.[19]

Hill eventually plead guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation and was sentenced to three-years of probation, an anger-management course, a year-long batterer's program, and was required to undergo a domestic-abuse evaluation .[15] His ex-girlfriend eventually gave birth to a healthy baby boy.[14]


  1. http://www.ghsa.net/files/documents/track/2012-GHSA-Boys-State-Meet-Best-Performance.pdf
  2. Tyreek Hill of Coffee Co. breaks sub 20s at 2012 GHSA Track on YouTube
  3. "Golden South shocker: Tyreek Hill steals the show with 20.14 200, #2 all-time". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  4. http://trackandfieldnews.com/index.php/component/content/article/35-stats/2114-t-fn-boys-hs-aoy
  5. Carles Baronet. "TRACKINSUN Athletics (Track and Field) Results -Athletisme Resultats - Leichtathletik Ergebnisse -". trackinsun.blogspot.com.es. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  6. "2012 All-USA boys and girls track teams revealed". USA Today. July 21, 2012.
  7. 1 2 "University of West Alabama Athletics: Tyreek Hill Bio". uwaathletics.com. Retrieved November 28, 2016.
  8. 1 2 "Sports-Reference: Tyreek Hill Game Log". sports preference.com. Retrieved November 28, 2016.
  9. 1 2 Associated Press (August 22, 2015). "Ex-Oklahoma State Running back, Tyreek Hill, gets three-years probation for domestic abuse". Retrieved November 28, 2016.
  10. Joe Buettner (April 16, 2015). "Dismissed Oklahoma State player, Tyreek Hill, transfers to Akron". OUDaily.com. Retrieved November 28, 2016.
  11. "Tyreek Hill, dismissed by OSU after arrest, lands with West Alabama". ESPN. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  12. 1 2 Terez Paylor (May 2, 2015). "West Alabama coach explains desicion to accept Tyreek Hill, says multiple NFL teams were interested". Kansascity.relaynedia.com. Retrieved November 28, 2016.
  13. 1 2 "Tyreek Hill, DS #24 WR, West Alabama". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved November 28, 2016.
  14. 1 2 Jarrett Bell. "Bell: Chiefs's take huge risk by drafting Tyreek Hill". amp.usatoday.com. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  15. 1 2 Jeffri Chadiha (May 10, 2016). "The thinking behind a highly controversial draft pick". NFL.com. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  16. "NFL Player Profile:Tyreek Hill". NFL.com. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  17. Joel Thormann (November 27, 2016). "Tyreek Hill did something that hasn't been done since Gale Sayers". arrowheadpride.com. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  18. Ortega, Mark E. (November 30, 2016). "Ingram, Mack among NFL Players of the Week". NFL.com.
  19. "OSU dismisses Tyreek Hill from football team after domestic assault charges". Tulsa World. Retrieved August 9, 2015.

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Preceded by
Ryan Crouser
Track & Field News High School Boys Athlete of the Year
Succeeded by
Rudy Winkler

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