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24 John Hill

At Princeton — 2015: started every game at cornerback and ranked fifth on the team with 42 tackles … led the team and ranked seventh in the Ivy League with seven pass breakups … earned the Hank Towns Award for mentorship and giving back to the team at the Princeton banquet … recorded an interception just outside the end zone in a 10-5 home win over Columbia … had a career-best 13 tackles at Brown … returned a fumble 48 yards against Colgate. 2014: started all 10 games at cornerback … had six pass breakups, including three in home win over Brown … recorded career-best nine tackles in season finale against Dartmouth … had seven tackles apiece in wins over Cornell and Penn … recorded 1.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a breakup against Dartmouth. 2013: ranked second in the Ivy League in passes defensed (1.2 per game) and fourth in interceptions (three) … recorded first career interception at Lafayette; added picks against both Harvard and Dartmouth … had at least one pass breakup in six games … recorded career-best seven tackles in 50-22 win over Georgetown … had six tackles and a forced fumble in 38-26 comeback win at Penn … earned the starting cornerback position in the preseason and helped Princeton win 10th Ivy League title in program history, and first since 2006 season … helped Princeton rank in the national Top 15 in turnover margin (fourth), first down defense (fourth) and third down conversion percentage (13th). 2012: returned a blocked punt 23 yards for a touchdown in season finale against Dartmouth; it was Princeton's first touchdown on a blocked punt since the 1998 season … saw limited time on special teams and made two tackles during the season.

At Detroit Country Day — earned all-state, all-city, all-metro and all-area honors ... played running back, slot receiver, safety, and cornerback ... scored touchdowns on five punt/kick returns junior season ... helped team to two district titles and one regional title; team made 2008 state final ... also lettered in track and field, where he was team captain ... earned multiple all-state, all-county and all-region honors ... won 2011 state championship in 100 meters ... academic all-state honoree ... Martin Stonehouse Scholar-Athlete Award winner.

Personal — born April 5, 1994 ... son of John and Trina Hill ... father is a contractor; mother is an IT specialist for the IRS ... has a younger brother Jacob and a younger sister Caitlin ... cousin Kevin Bryant played wide receiver at Michigan with Tom Brady ... enjoys reading, running and theater ... may study Economics and Financing at Princeton.

Year Tackles (s/a) TFL Sks FF/FR INT BrUp
2012 2 (2/0) 0 0 0 0 0
2013 35 (25/10) 1.5-4 .5-3 1/0 3-45 9
2014 42 (31/11) 2.0-3 0-0 1/0 0-0 6
2015 42 (29/13) 2.0-8 0-0 0/1 1-0 7
Totals 121 (87/34) 5.5-15 .5-3 2/1 4-45 22
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Warren, Mich
High School: Detroit Country Day
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