5 Facts You Need To Know About Jeremy Hill of NFL

Jeremy Hill is no new person in the national football league. The American football running back plays for the New England Patriots but he was first drafted in the NFL by the Cincinnati Bengals and he debuted as the national league’s player in September 2014. Despite some lapses mostly caused by his injuries, Jeremy’s career stats in the NFL shows that he is one of the young football players with a promising future. Let’s take a peek into some facts about this Baton Rouge native.

Early Life

Jeremy is one of the many people who was brought to this world on the 20th day of October 1992. He was born in Louisiana’s state capital Baton Rouge which is also where he spent the major part of his early life began. Hill had his high school education at Redemptorist High School, a Baton Rouge-based private high school where his sports life also began. He played baseball and participated in track events but was more active in football as an All-American running back for the Wolves. Not only did he finish his senior year with 36 touchdowns and 302 carries for 2,260 yards, but he was also mentioned as the No. 21 running back prospect in his class.

Jeremy’s college career began after his graduation from high school in 2010. He became a student of Louisiana State University in 2012 and he joined the school’s team, playing under Les Miles who was the head coach in the 2012-2013 season. As a fresher, he contributed immensely to his school’s football success in the 2012 season. Hill formed a strong rushing attack in the SEC with the likes of Alfred Blue,  Spencer Ware, Michael Ford, Russell Shepard, and Kenny Hilliard. He started the season in a match against Idaho where he recorded his first two collegiate touchdowns and 10 rushes for 61 yards but he ended his freshman season with 12 touchdowns and 142 rushes for 755 yards.

The 2013 season was much better for the young promising footballer. With a strong attack for the Tigers with Blue, Hilliard and Terrence Magee, Jeremy Hill started his 2013 season with one touchdown and 6 rushes for 50 yards against Alabama-Birmingham and ended the season with 16 touchdowns and 203 rushes for 1,401 yards. He also won the first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection.

He Started His NFL Career With A Long Contract

Jeremy Hill began his career in the National Football League in 2014 after he made it as Cincinnati Bengals’ 55th overall pick in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Hill was, in fact, the third of nine players of LSU Tigers to be selected that year. He signed a four-year contract worth $3.71 million on May 25, 2014, and he began his games in the regular season as his team’s backup running back.

His professional debut with the Bengals was in its season opener on September 7, 2014, against the Baltimore Ravens which he finished with 4 carries for 19 rushing yards. He was also part of Bengals’ 24–10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons as well as his team’s 17–43 loss to the New England Patriots. He, however, made his 5th 100-yard performance and 3rd straight in the Bengals’ 17–27 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers where he made 23 carries for 100 rushing yards

Jeremy Hill finished the season with 9 rushing touchdowns and 222 carries for 1,124 rushing yards appearing in the Bengals’ 16 regular season games. He also recorded 22 receptions for 215 receiving yards. He was Cincinnati Bengals’ starting running back in the 2015 season and played with the team all through it’s 2016 and 2017 seasons. Hill joined the New England Patriots on March 17, 2018, after signing a one year contract worth $1.5 million. His impressive preseason games did not only get him the job as a Patriot player, but it also earned him the name as the third running back on the depth chart. he was, however, ruled out for the whole season as he suffered from a knee injury.

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His Salary and Net Worth

Jeremy Hill has seen many profitable years as a football player and that includes his high school, College and pro days. He is believed to have a career earning of $5.08M over five seasons. His one one year contract with the Patriots gives him a base salary of about $1 million with a signing bonus of  $150,000 and a roster bonus of about $300,000. His net worth, however, is still under review.

His Injury

Jeremy Hill missed the 2018 season after being diagnosed with a torn ACL. He sustained this injury while trying to make a tackle after a fumble in the third quarter of the first week game against the Houston Texans. He finished with 4 carries for 25 rushing yards before he was moved out of the game.

Career Stats, Height, Weight

The New England Running back has an impressive career since his college years. Looking at his professional career, which spans from 2014 to the present time, his career stats show that he has had 708 rushing attempts for 2,898 rushing yards with 29 rushing touchdowns and 68 total receptions.

The former Cincinnati Bengals player is 1.88 meters tall with a body weight of 104kg (230 lb). When he was signed to the New England Patriots, he was asked to lose weight and in compliance, he dropped from 236 to 2200 lb- his lowest weight since high school.

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Jeremy Hill’s Wife and Kids

Jeremy has not been reported with any girl but that doesn’t speak of his sexuality as he is yet to identify as gay. Some online reports, however, has it that the NFL running back has a fiancé named Paris Hulber and that he has a baby named Harley.

Hill has been involved in some disturbing controversies especially during his college years when he was charged with “oral sexual battery” for forcing a juvenile to have oral sex with him in a locker room. Hill pleaded guilty and was thus rebuked with six months suspension. In 2013 also, he was charged for engaging in a fight where he was filmed assaulting a 20-year-old. He pleaded guilty to “simple battery” in September 2013.

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Jeremy has, however, admitted that his career success was not without the support he received from his family, particularly from his mother Lisa Hill who had to do everything to see to it that her son achieves his dreams of becoming a football star and that includes moving to Cincinnati after her son was drafted by the Bengals. Also included in his family is his father Cornell Hill, brother Cornell II and sister Amber.

Chika Udeh
Chika Udeh
Chika holds a B.A in English language/History and has over 5 years experience in content development and journalism. She loves playing with writing, wordsmiths, and storytelling in all its forms, and when she is not writing about famous people and events that matter, she is probably listening or dancing to some cool jams.

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