77 Michael Hill

Michael Hill Ohio State
usaUnited States
Pendleton, SC
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Post-OSU Update: Michael Hill did not play professional football after leaving Ohio State. In 2021, he was sentenced, along with former Buckeye teammate Corey Smith, to 4 3/4 years in prison after being convicted of running an Ohio-to-West Virginia crystal meth pipeline. (updated: Dec. 2023)

Major: Sport Industry (2016-17), Consumer and Family Financial Services (2015), Undeclared (2014)

Weight: 305 (2016-17), 295 (2015), 315 (2014), 305 (2013)

2017 Media Guide: Michael Hill is one of six fifth-year seniors (or graduate students) on the roster … he is one of the veterans along the defensive front, with 34 appearances and 14 starts … he enters the 2017 season with 36 career tackles and 4.5 tackles-for-loss … Hill is the most experienced interior lineman on the squad in terms of games played and starts … he has played in all 26 games the past two seasons.

2016: Hill started all 13 games at one defensive tackle position and contributed 21 tackles, including 3.0 tackles-for-loss … he recorded highs of three tackles three times; vs. Tulsa, Rutgers and Maryland.

2016 Media Guide: Michael Hill is a fourth-year junior and a two-year letterman for the Buckeyes … he is the most experienced tackle on the squad, with 21 games played and one start … enters his junior
campaign with 15 career tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss (minus-11 yards) and one quarterback sack … also has two quarterback pressures.

2015: Hill played in all 13 games for the 12-1 Buckeyes and made his first collegiate start in the Fiesta Bowl win over Notre Dame … he was third among defensive tackles in playing time with 297 minutes, trailing only those minutes of starters Tommy Schutt and Adolphus Washington … was in on a career-high 40 plays against Notre Dame and had two tackles … also in on two stops vs. Virginia Tech, Rutgers and Michigan.

2015 Media Guide: Michael Hill is a third-year sophomore who has played in eleven games as a Buckeye (eight in 2014 and three in 2013).

2014: Hill played in eight games for the College Football Playoff national champions … most extensive
action came during a 15-play stint vs. Illinois … recorded his first collegiate sack against Rutgers.

2014 Media Guide: Michael Hill played in three of Ohio State’s first four games last season as a true freshman – Buffalo, San Diego State and Florida A&M – before being slowed by injuries … he played 34 snaps on the defensive line vs. San Diego State, but he didn’t play again during the season following a 13-play stint vs. Florida A&M.

2013 Media Guide: U.S. Army All-America Bowl invitee Michael Hill announced in June 2012 that he was committing to Ohio State, the school that has been his favorite since he was a youngster … a
consensus four-star prospect by (ESPN, 247Sports, Scout, Rivals) and one of the Top 20 defensive tackles in the nation by Scout (No. 16) … listed on the ESPN 300 (216).

High School: Named to the South Carolina Shrine Bowl this year and the No. 6 player in the state by 247Sports, Hill had an unfortunate end to his senior season, injuring a hand in the eighth game that caused him to miss the remainder of the season and all post-season all-star games … Pendleton finished 8-4 on the year … Hill was dominant as a junior while playing in the middle of Pendleton’s line for coach Paul Sutherland … he recorded 25 tackles-for-losses and 81 total tackles despite persistent double-teams against him … he also had six sacks as a junior and had four as a senior before his injury.

Personal: He is the son of Dianne Blount and Michael Hill, Sr.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2013Ohio State3011000000000000
2014Ohio State802111.0101.0100000000
2015Ohio State13212480.51000000000
2016Ohio State1313219123.06000000000
2017Ohio State801101.061.060000000