Oklahoma State fans received the news many expected. Star running back Justice Hill has declared for the NFL Draft, making the announcement with a post on Twitter.
Always a Cowboy 🧡 pic.twitter.com/xscDUJNHi1
— Justice Hill (@jhill21_) December 3, 2018
Hill wrote in part, “Thank you Coach Gundy, for taking a chance on a kid from Tulsa. You saw something in me when others did not and helped me turn my dreams into a reality. Thank you coach Wozniak and coach Arroyo for always pushing me to reach my potential as a running back and a man… I thank God every day for making me a Cowboy and I will keep you all in my heart forever.”
Hill finished the 2018 season with 158 carries for 930 yards and eight touchdowns. He would have eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for a third straight season had he not dealt with a rib injury that forced him to leave the Bedlam game and then miss the last two games of the season against West Virginia and TCU. His biggest output this fall came against the Kansas Jayhawks when he racked up 189 yards on 31 carries in a 48-28 win.
Hill’s best season came in 2017 as a sophomore when he ran for over 1,400 yards with 15 touchdowns, plus 31 receptions for nearly 200 yards. He was under-recruited coming out of Booker T. Washington high school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Hill was only listed as a three-star prospect and the 30th ranked all-purpose back in America coming out in the Class of 2016.
In 2016, he was name the Big 12 Freshman of the Year and last season Hill was a first-team All-Big 12 running back the past two seasons.
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