Hawk-Item - - Had at least one pass reception in all 35 games in his three-year career, a streak that ranked seventh best in the nation . . . ranks second in career receptions (152), ranks fourth in career receiving TDs (15) and sixth in career receiving yards (1,892) . . . 841 receiving yards in 2001 ranks 8th best for a single season . . . tied for 19th in career scoring with 114 points . . . career total of 3,957 all-purpose yards, including 1,892 receiving yards, 1,509 yards on KO returns and 556 yards on punt returns . . . 11.9 average on punt returns ranked second in the Big Ten and 23rd nationally . . . ranked fourth in the Big Ten with 24.3 yard average on KO returns, ranked eighth in all-purpose yards (119.2) and eighth in receptions per game (4.9).
2001 Honors - - Named winner of the 2001 Mosi Tatupu Special Teams Player of the Year Award in college football . . . honorable mention all-Big Ten by league coaches . . . Iowa’s special teams Player of the Year . . . had eight receptions for 146 yards in East-West game . . . also selected to play in post-season Hula Bowl . . . 2001 - - started all 12 games at wide receiver . . . game captain vs. Purdue, Michigan and Iowa State . . . led team in all-purpose yards (119.3), pass receptions (59), receiving yards (841), kickoff returns (15-364) and punt returns (19-226) . . . four receptions for 56 yards vs. Kent State, along with a nine-yard punt return and 21-yard kickoff return . . . six catches for 94 yards vs. Miami, along with two punt returns for 39 yards . . . had a 52-yard scoring reception vs. Miami and had a punt return for a touchdown called back by penalty . . . 83 yards on six receptions vs. Penn State, including a seven-yard scoring reception . . . opened Penn State game with a 76-yard kickoff return . . . had 115 yards on three KO returns and two punt returns for 14 yards vs. Penn State . . . seven catches for 43 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown, at Purdue, along with 76 yards on three KO returns and two punt returns for five yards . . . 30 yards on two receptions at Michigan State . . . one KO return for 10 yards (due to penalty) and three punt returns for eight yards against the Spartans . . . 93 yards and two TDs on just three catches vs. Indiana . . . had 75-yard scoring reception on third play of game . . . also had a 31-yard KO return . . . five receptions for 47 yards vs. Michigan and 21 yards on three punt returns . . . six catches for 97 yards and two TDs at Wisconsin . . . 133 receiving yards on six receptions at Northwestern . . . also had a 27-yard KO return and 73 yards on two punt returns . . . punt returns of 48 and 25 yards in the first half helped set up two Iowa scoring drives . . . 53 yards and one touchdown on three catches vs. Minnesota . . . also had a 25-yard kickoff return vs. the Gophers and 55 yards on two punt returns . . . five receptions for 63 yards at Iowa State . . . six catches for 49 yards in Alamo Bowl win over Texas Tech, including key catch and run in Iowa’s final scoring drive in the last three minutes . . . 2000 Honors - - honorable mention all-Big Ten . . . named first team all-Big Ten kick returner by The Sporting News and Rivals.com . . . 2000 - - started 10 of 12 games at wide receiver . . . season totals included 58 receptions for 619 yards and five TDs . . . also had 16 punt returns for 153 yards and 25 kickoff returns for 680 yards . . . led team with 121.3 all-purpose yards per game . . . ranked second in the Big Ten in KO returns, sixth in punt returns, seventh in all-purpose yards, eighth in receptions per game and 10th in receiving yards per game . . . Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week for his play in win over Michigan State . . . had 90-yard KO return for a score vs. Michigan State and had three returns for 125 yards in that game . . . the 90-yard KO return is the ninth longest ever at Iowa and the longest of his career . . . also had five catches for 38 yards against MSU . . . one pass reception vs. Kansas State and two KO returns for 31 yards . . . four receptions for 96 yards and one score vs. Western Michigan, with the touchdown covering 75 yards . . . had one punt return for 12 yards and 62 yards on two KO returns . . . 64 yards and one touchdown on seven receptions vs. Iowa State, along with 88 yards on three KO returns and a 16-yard punt return . . . one catch for four yards at Nebraska, along with 23 yards on three punt returns . . . 11 catches for 132 yards at Indiana, career-high marks in both categories . . . also had 98 yards on three KO returns and a 24-yard punt return . . . two catches for 19 yards and 66 yards on two KO returns at Illinois . . . missed first quarter of Ohio State game . . . had one catch for nine yards and one punt return for 15 yards vs. OSU . . . led Iowa receivers with six catches for 75 yards and one touchdown vs. Wisconsin . . . also had three kickoff returns for 61 yards and a 23-yard punt return vs. the Badgers . . . led Iowa receivers at Penn State with nine receptions, covering 60 yards . . . had six-yard scoring catch for first score of the game and totaled 31 yards on two KO returns . . . seven catches for 79 yards and one TD in win over Northwestern, along with 26 yards on two punt returns . . . 11-yard scoring reception in final minute of second quarter gave Iowa 13-3 halftime advantage . . . 43 yards on four catches vs. Minnesota, along with 118 yards on five kickoff returns . . . 1999 - - did not see any action during the season . . . 1998 Honors - - Big Ten Conference special teams Player of the Week vs. Central Michigan . . . special teams MVP vs. Central Michigan and Illinois . . . 1998 - - became the first freshman to lead Iowa in receiving for a season . . . became only Hawkeye with a punt return and kickoff return touchdown in the same game . . . had 62-yard punt return and 88-yard kickoff return vs. Central Michigan in his first college game . . . 35 catches are the most ever by an Iowa freshman and his 432 receiving yards ranks second best for an Iowa rookie . . . also tied freshman mark (along with Ladell Betts) with five TDs . . . ranked 18th in the nation in kickoff returns and would have ranked among national leaders in punt returns, but did not have enough attempts to qualify . . . started all 11 games . . . had at least once catch in all 11 games, becoming first Iowa player to do so since Danan Hughes in 1989 . . . led team in receiving, kick returns, punt returns and all-purpose yards . . . 35 receptions for 432 yards and two TDs . . . 177 yards on 10 punt returns and 465 yards on 18 kickoff returns . . . also had one rushing attempts for six yards vs. Central Michigan . . . first punt return of his career was 62-yard score vs. Central Michigan . . . first career kickoff return was 88-yarder for a score vs. Central Michigan . . . four catches for 31 yards vs. Iowa State and 62 yards on two kickoff returns . . . four receptions for 41 yards at Arizona . . . 63 yards on two receptions at Illinois, including 51-yard TD . . . three punt returns at Illinois for 76 yards, including a 57-yard return for a score . . . five receptions for 81 yards and a score vs. Northwestern . . . 65 yards on five catches vs. Wisconsin. plus 47 yards on two kickoff returns . . . three catches for 29 yards at Purdue and one kickoff return for 23 yards . . . 59 yards on five receptions vs. Ohio State and 87 yards on four kickoff returns . . . two catches for 21 yards at Minnesota and seven kickoff returns for 135 yards . . . 1997 - - redshirted . . . offensive scout team MVP vs. Tulsa.
High school honors - - Named to Des Moines Register Elite all state team as a senior . . . regarded as one of top 10 receivers in the nation by Prep Football Report . . . named to SuperPrep All American team . . . also Prep Football Report All Midland team, Blue Chip All Regional squad and Prep Star Big Ten Super 26 team . . . Career - - top receiver and kick returner in Mississippi Valley Conference for undefeated (13-0) state championship team as a senior . . . played on City High team that lost just twice his junior season, both to state champion and city rival West High . . . set Mississippi Valley Conference record for touchdown receptions in a season (12) and broke City High single season marks for catches (54), receiving yards (969) and scoring receptions (14) . . . also set MVC record with four touchdowns during the season on punt returns and led state of Iowa with 21.9 punt return average . . . seven catches for 125 yards and a touchdown in 45 22 win in state title game . . . also competed in basketball, baseball and track . . . City High track team won state title his junior season as he ran leg on 4 x100 and 4 x200 relay units that won state titles.
Personal - - Born 3/18/79 . . . exercise science major . . . is the son of former NFL wide receiver J.D. Hill . . . brothers Lonzell and J.D Hill, Jr. played college football at Washington . . . brother Shelby played at Syracuse . . . brother Hakim is a freshman football player at Arizona State . . . parents are Carol and J.D. Hill . . .high school coach was Larry Brown . . . one of eight players from Iowa City on Iowa roster . . . attended same high school as LB Tony Burrier, OL Alonzo Cunningham, OL Brian Ferentz, RB Scott Rathke and WR John Skay.