Career Notes: Played in 38 contests, making six starts … had a rushing touchdown in nine consecutive games (10/13/2018-9/28/2019) … concluded collegiate career ninth in rushing yards per carry (5.26 / min. 130 attempts), tied-for-10th in rushing touchdowns (23), 19th in career rushing yards (1,447), tied-for-21st in points scored (138), tied-for-27th in rushing attempts (275), 42nd in total offense (1,447), and 45th in all-purpose yards (1,638) … finished with five career 100-yard games … link to career statistics.
2019: Voted to the All-GLIAC Second Team … played in all 11 games, starting the first three contests … totaled a game-high 138 rushing yards on 22 carries vs. Slippery Rock … had three rushing touchdowns against the Rock … eight of his 22 attempts vs. SRU garnered first downs … scored a rushing touchdown at Truman … recorded his fifth career 100-yard rushing game by gaining a game-high 158 yards at Quincy … had a first quarter rushing touchdown vs. the Hawks … extended his streak to nine consecutive contests with a rushing touchdown by scoring the eventual game-winning points in the third quarter against #25-Saginaw Valley State … gained 58 yards on the ground at Northern Michigan … rushed for 74 yards and two touchdowns in the win over #27-Ashland … had two rushing touchdowns in the win at Northwood … rushed for 50 yards and a touchdown at Davenport … had a rushing touchdown in each of the final two games (vs. Michigan Tech and at #19-Grand Valley State) to lead the GLIAC in rushing touchdowns (13) and scoring (78 points) … had at least one rushing touchdown in nine of the 11 games … led the GLIAC and was 22nd nationally in rushing touchdowns (13) and was 44th in total touchdowns … Game-By-Game Statistics.
2018: Voted to the All-GLIAC Second Team … selected WSU’s Offensive Most Valuable Player … played in all 11 games, starting three times … rushed for a game-high 88 yards and first collegiate touchdown against Walsh to earn WSU’s Offensive Player of the Week award … had nine consecutive carries for 59 yards setting up WSU’s second touchdown … rushed for 16 yards on two attempts at Indianapolis … had six carries for 49 yards at Saginaw Valley, plus led the squad with first four collegiate receptions, including a 15-yard catch on fourth-and-eight leading to WSU’s tying touchdown … equaled a season-high with four catches against Tiffin for a team-leading 62 yards … also had first career kickoff return in the TU contest … rushed for a team-best 44 yards vs. Davenport … made first career start at Michigan Tech and rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown … rushed for a career-high 235 yards and four touchdowns against Northwood to earn GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week honors … rushed for a team-high 64 yards and two touchdowns at Ferris State … notched second career 100-yard game with 23 carries for 131 yards and a touchdown against Northern Michigan … also had a 19-yard reception vs. the Wildcats … produced third career 100-yard rushing effort with 13 carries for 101 yards and a touchdown at Grand Valley State … concluded the year with nine rushing touchdowns in the last five games … saw action on kickoff return in the last seven games … set career-highs in every rushing (129-831-10) and receiving category (17-172) … led the squad in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns and points (60), while ranking second in receptions, total offense (831 yards) and all-purpose yards (1,021), and third in receiving yards … GLIAC Regular-Season Rankings: Led the GLIAC in yards per carry (6.4), finished fourth in rushing yards (831), and fifth in both rushing yards per game (75.5) and rushing touchdowns (10) … ranked 18th nationally in yards per carry (6.44), and 40th in rushing touchdowns (10) … Game-By-Game Stats.
2017: Played in all 11 games … saw action on kickoff return the last 10 contests, on kickoff coverage in eight games, and punt return in five games … gained 14 yards on three carries at Ferris State … Game-By-Game Stats.
2016: Dressed for all the home games, plus the last two road contests, seeing action in five games to earn his first letter … made collegiate debut in the fourth quarter against Lake Erie totaling 17 rushing yards on three attempts … had an eight-yard run vs. Walsh … played on the kickoff coverage team in his first two games and on kickoff return his last three contests … also saw action with the punt coverage unit against #2-Grand Valley State … selected WSU’s Scout Offensive Player of the Week for the Hillsdale game … switched to No. 32 … Game-By-Game Stats.
2015: Dressed for all the home games, but did not see any playing time … was redshirted … wore No. 33.
High School: A 2015 graduate of Livonia Clarenceville High School … named to the 2014 Detroit Free Press All-Metro West Honorable Mention Team … rushed for 1,171 yards and 19 touchdowns on 135 carries for the Trojans and coach Kenneth Fry … also caught 12 passes for 178 yards and two scores … selected the squad’s team MVP … voted to the All-Western Wayne Athletic Conference First Team … totaled 58 tackles … rushed 20 times for 220 yards and three touchdowns against Garden City … scored 13 touchdowns in 2013 in helping LCHS to a 12-1 mark … also participated in basketball (center) and track (sprinter) … served as a team captain in football … was a member of the school’s academic Honor Roll … served as an editor of the school newspaper.
Personal: Full name–James K. Hill, Jr. … born February 10, 1997, in Detroit … son of James Hill, Sr. and Kimberly Hill … has three brothers, Rafael, Rodney and Michael, and one younger sister, Gabrielle … is a Marketing major … named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (term GPA 3.5+) for Fall 2015 … named to the Coach’s Honor Roll (term GPA 3.0-3.49) for Fall 2019.