The Buckeyes travel to Piscataway, NJ for the first time to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on October 24, 2015.
Ohio State Overview: Michael Hill is a third-year sophomore who has played in eight games as a Buckeye (eight in 2014 and three in 2013) ... he is majoring in consumer and family financial services.
2014 Season (Freshman): Hill played in eight games for the College Football Playoff national champions ... most extensive action came during a 15-play stint vs. Illinois ... recorded his first collegiate sack against Rutgers.
2013 Season (Red-Shirt): Hill played in three of Ohio State's first four games as a true freshman -- Buffalo, San Diego State and Florida A&M -- before being slowed by injuries ... he played 34 snaps on the defensive line vs. San Diego State, but he didn't play again during the season following a 13-play stint vs. Florida A&M ... he earned a red-shirt season.
More on Michael: A U.S. Army All-America Bowl invitee, Michael Hill announced in June 2012 that he was committing to Ohio State, the school that has been his favorite since he was a youngster ... a consensus four-star prospect by (ESPN, 247Sports, Scout, Rivals) and one of the Top 20 defensive tackles in the nation by Scout (No. 16) ... listed on the ESPN 300 (216) ... named to the South Carolina Shrine Bowl this year and the No. 6 player in the state by 247Sports, Hill had an unfortunate end to his senior season, injuring a hand in the eighth game that caused him to miss the remainder of the season and all post-season all-star games ... Pendleton finished 8-4 on the year ... Hill was dominant as a junior while playing in the middle of Pendleton's line for coach Paul Sutherland ... he recorded 25 tackles-for-losses and 81 total tackles despite persistent double-teams against him ... he also had six sacks as a junior and had four as a senior before his injury ... he is the son of Dianne Blount and Michael Hill, Sr.
Scarlet & Gray Super Sunday