Nick Hill
    Nick Hill


    DuQuoin, Ill.

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    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 210



    Mobile left-hander with a strong arm and good ability to improvise on the run...The expected heir to Joel Sambursky at quarterback, though not officially declared the starter.

    2006: First-Team Gateway Conference All-Academic and CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-DistrictV...Named Gateway and Sports Network Offensive Player-of-the-Week on Sept. 18...Ranked second in the conference and seventh in the nation in passing efficiency (156.7 rating)...started all 13 games...Completed 61.7 percent (121-of-196) of his passes for 1,721 yards and 15 touchdowns...had only four interceptions and threw 103 consecutive passes before being picked off for the first time in his career against Illinois Sate...Was the Salukis' thrid-leading rusher with 91 carries for 382 yards and six TDs...Threw touchdown passes to four differeent receivers against Indiana...Threw for a career-high 231 yards (9-of-11) against Indiana State.

    2005: Flashed impressive ability in four relief appearances of Sambursky...Completed 75 percent of his passes (16-of-20) with three TDs and no interceptions...Rushed for 102 yards on nine carries with one score.

    2004: Redshirted after transferring from Western Kentucky.

    2003: Played basketball at Western Kentucky and averaged 1.7 ppg in 23 games...Did not play football.

    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 his junior year.

    Worth Knowing: Participated in the 2006 NCAA Leadership Conference held in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. in May...Born April 5, 1985, in DuQuoin, Ill...Son of Charles and Debbie Hill...Father is a park superintendent, mother is a physical therapist...Majoring in special education...Enjoys hunting and fishing...Roommate with Saluki running back Arkee Whitlock.