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K.J. Hill
K.J.  Hill

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Little Rock, Ark.

High School:
North Little Rock

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 198

Position:
WR

11/05/2016

No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 10 Nebraska

The Buckeyes welcome the Cornhuskers to Ohio Stadium for a Top-10 Showdown.

09/03/2016

No. 6 Ohio State vs. Bowling Green

Scenes from the Buckeyes' season opener at Ohio Stadium on September 3, 2016

Overview: K.J. Hill is a third-year receiver in the Ohio State program who is a sophomore in eligibility ... he red-shirted the 2015 season and then had a productive 2016 campaign, just missing a 20-catch season but leading the Ohio State receivers (10 or more catches) with a 14.6 yards-per-reception average ... he played in 11 of 13 games in 2016, missing two with an ankle injury ... he is majoring in communications.

Notable: Hill caught the first touchdown pass of the 2016 season, and on his first catch as a collegian, with a 47-yard reception from J.T. Barrett in the opener against Bowling Green ... he leads all returning Buckeye receivers in catches over 20 yards with four. 

2016 Season (Freshman): Hill had a fine first season on the playing field, catching 18 passes for 262 yards and one touchdown ... finished season with receptions in final six games, including five for 66 yards against Nebraska and five for 62 yards the following week against Maryland ... had over 300 plays on the season and earned his first Varsity O letter.

More on K.J.: Coming out of high school Hill was a consensus 4-star receiver who was named a U.S. Army All-American after an outstanding senior season for coach Brad Bolding ... he helped the Charging Wildcats to an 11-2 season and to the second round of the Arkansas state 7A playoffs, catching 58 passes for 1,023 yards and 11 touchdowns plus rushing for 386 yards and seven more scores ... he had 63 catches for 1,143 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior as North Little Rock advanced to the state playoffs ... the No. 1 player in the state, Hill was also considered a Top 20 receiver with a No. 16 rating by ESPN and 247Sports and a No. 18 rating by Rivals ... was rated among the Top 150 players in the nation by all the rating services, inluding No. 153 on the ESPN 300 ... advanced to the 7-on-7 finals at The Opening ... a highly regarded basketball player. 

K.J. HILL'S CAREER RECEIVING STATS

YEAR G-GS REC YDS AVG. TD LG
2016 11-0 18 262 14.6 1 47
Tot. 11-0 18 262 14.6 1 47

K.J. HILL'S GAME-BY-GAME RECEIVING STATS
2016
Game Rec. Yards TD
Bowling Green 2 58 1
Tulsa 0 0 0
at Oklahoma 0 0 0
Rutgers DNP
Indiana DNP
at Wisconsin 1 10 0
at Penn State 0 0 0
Northwestern 1 34 0
Nebraska 5 66 0
at Maryland 5 62 0
at Michigan State 1 5 0
Michigan 2 19 0
Clemson 1 8 0