Nick Hill
    Nick Hill

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    DuQuoin, Ill.

    High School:
    DuQuoin

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 200

    Position:
    QB

    Birthdate:
    04/05/1985


    A gifted two-sport athlete from nearby DuQuoin High School who originally earned a basketball scholarship to Western Kentucky.

    Prior to SIU
    Played basketball at Western Kentucky and averaged 1.7 ppg in 23 games...Did not play football for the Hilltoppers.

    High School
    A three-year starter at quarterback who was the first 4,000-yard passer at DuQuoin since former Major League Baseball pitcher Don Stanhouse ended his career in 1968...As a senior, named first-team all-state and all-conference and led his team to a 12-2 finish and the state 3A championship game...Was 69-of-132 for 1,451 yards passing -- throwing 19 touchdowns and just one interception -- while adding 543 yards and 11 scores in the ground...First-team all-state by both the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association and Associated Press after averaging 22.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists and three steals per contest his senior year...Helped DHS to a 28-5 overall mark and finished eighth in the state's Mr. Basketball voting...A first-team IBCA all-state selection and second-team AP all-state choice...Averaged 26.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest, shooting 50 percent from the field and 86 percent from the foul line his junior year.

    Worth Knowing
    Born April 5, 1985, in DuQuoin, Ill...Is the son of Charles and Debbie Hill. (father, park superintendent; mother, physical therapist)...Majoring in education.

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