Next up in a profile snapshot of former college players in the United States Football League (USFL) is a look at the guys drafted from Texas Tech University.
Leading things off for the Red Raiders is 25-year-old Kolin Hill, who was selected by the New Jersey Generals in the 3rd round of the 2022 USFL Draft.
Hill, a 6-foot-2, 235-pound defensive end from Schertz, Texas, began his collegiate career at Notre Dame in 2014 (played in nine games with seven tackles and two sacks) before transferring to Texas Tech.
In 2016, as a redshirt sophomore and in his first year with the Red Raiders, Hill played in all 12 games (starting 11) and garnered 32 tackles (21 solo), three pass deflections and one sack.
As a junior in 2017, Hill appeared in all 13 games for the Red Raiders (starting nine) and concluded the year with 44 tackles (32 solo), four pass deflections, two forced fumbles (one recovery) and two sacks.
In Hill’s senior season for Texas Tech, the defensive end started 10 games for the Red Raiders and appeared in all 12 — finishing his final year with 36 tackles (22 solo), five sacks (team leader; tied for 5th overall in the Big 12 in 2018) and one pass deflection.
Although he had an impressive outing at Texas Tech’s Pro Day in 2021, Hill was unable to receive any offers by NFL teams.
Bringing us to 2022, where thus far for the Generals, Hill has 20 tackles (15 solo), one sack and one pass deflection in five games.
Fun fact: Kolin Hill has a twin brother named Kaleb who was his teammate in high school and later joined him with the Red Raiders as a transfer student from Boise State prior to the 2016 season.
Up next for Hill and the New Jersey Generals (5-1, 1st place in North): a showdown with the Tampa Bay Bandits (3-3, 3rd place in South) on Saturday, May 28 at 11 am Central Time on USA.
Due up next for the Texas Tech Red Raiders in a USFL profile snapshot: Derrick Willies.