A wide receiver’s job is to get open and catch the ball. No receiver did that more at Ohio State than KJ Hill. Hill leaves OSU as the school’s all-time receptions leader with 201 catches and finishes sixth in yards with 2,332. His 48 consecutive games at Ohio State tie Gary Williams for most in school history. Hill’s very first catch as a Buckeye…
Before KJ Hill was Ohio State’s all-time leader in receptions he was committed to Arkansas. The Little Rock native was going to be a Razorback. When Urban Meyer hired Chris Ash to take over the Buckeye defense prior to the 2014 season, Ash told him about Hill, who was being recruited while he was at Arkansas. They offered Hill in March, but he didn’t commit until signing day.
Former Ohio State wide receiver KJ Hill is one of six Buckeyes invited to the Senior Bowl this year. Joining Hill in Saturday’s game will be teammates Jonah Jackson, DaVon Hamilton, Malik Harrison, and Austin Mack. Damon Arnette has since had to pull out due to injury. Even more important than the game, however, is the week of practices leading up to it.
With a 10-yard reception in the third quarter of Ohio State’s 34-21 win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game, fifth-year senior receiver KJ Hill set the all-time receptions mark at OSU with 192 career catches. He then added three more catches onto that total, including a pair of critical touchdowns for the Buckeyes. Hill now sits at 195…
Trailing Wisconsin 14-0 midway through the second quarter and faced with a fourth-and-nine from their own 26-yard line, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day sent punter Drue Chrisman out onto the field, presumably to send the ball back to the Badgers, and possibly allowing them to add to their already-double-digit lead.
COLUMBUS — Ohio State co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach Jeff Hafley met with reporters on Tuesday. He provided some insights into the Buckeyes’ adjustments on defense against the Wolverines and also previewed this weekend’s matchup against Wisconsin. Also speaking with the media were quarterback Justin Fields, cornerback Jeff Okudah, receiver KJ Hill, and more.
Just last year, for instance, Michigan was the betting favorite and came into the contest with the best statistical defense in the nation. That is, until Urban Meyer looked like Red Beaulieu with a stolen playbook. Jim Harbaugh and Don Brown (collective Coach Kleins in this Waterboy comparison) had no answer for a Buckeye team that put up 62 points and won by 23.
Let me just say that Mountain Time is pretty excellent for old timers like myself when it comes to night football games. They wrap up right around my senior citizen bedtime and that makes me happy. On the other hand, when you’re meeting a good friend in Colorado and have a few local beverages the night before, a noon game (now all of the sudden a 10 am kickoff) makes for a rough showing.