Daxton Hill
No. 23 – Cincinnati Bengals
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (2000-09-29) September 29, 2000 (age 22)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school:Booker T. Washington (Tulsa)
College:Michigan (2019–2021)
NFL Draft:2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 31
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 7, 2022
Total tackles:1
Sacks:0.0
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Daxton Jor-El Hill (born September 29, 2000) is an American football safety for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Michigan and was drafted by the Bengals in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

High school career

Hill attended Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a senior in 2019, he was the Gatorade Football Player of the Year for Oklahoma.[1] He played in the 2019 U.S. Army All-American Game. A five star recruit, he committed to play college football at the University of Michigan before switching to the University of Alabama and then back to Michigan.[2][3]

College career

As a true freshman at Michigan in 2019, Hill played in 13 games with three starts and had 36 tackles and one interception.[4] As a sophomore in 2020, he started six games, recording 46 tackles and one interception. He returned to Michigan as a starter in 2021 and received first-team all conference honors.[5][6] Hill declared for the 2022 NFL Draft following the 2021 season.[7]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 0+14 in
(1.84 m)
191 lb
(87 kg)
32+14 in
(0.82 m)
9+12 in
(0.24 m)
4.38 s 1.51 s 2.54 s 4.06 s 6.57 s 37.0 in
(0.94 m)
10 ft 2 in
(3.10 m)
Source:[8][9]

Hill was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round (31st overall) of the 2022 NFL Draft.[10]

Personal life

Hill's middle name Jor-El was taken from the comic book character of the same name.[11] His brother, Justice Hill, was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.[12]

References

  1. ^ "Tulsa Washington's Dax Hill named Oklahoma's Gatorade Player of Year". Oklahoman.com. December 6, 2018.
  2. ^ "Michigan bolsters 2019 class with No. 14 Hill". ESPN.com. September 19, 2018.
  3. ^ Baumgardner, Nick. "Daxton Hill, a 5-star safety, signs with Michigan football". Detroit Free Press.
  4. ^ "Michigan S Daxton Hill poised for big jump in second season". mlive. July 6, 2020.
  5. ^ Sang, Orion. "Michigan football's Dax Hill called perhaps best cover guy in Big Ten by Don Brown". Detroit Free Press.
  6. ^ "Michigan plans to play Daxton Hill all over the field". mlive. August 13, 2021.
  7. ^ "Daxton Hill declares for 2022 NFL Draft". January 6, 2022.
  8. ^ "Daxton Hill Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  9. ^ "2022 Draft Scout Daxton Hill, Michigan NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  10. ^ Hobson, Geoff (April 28, 2022). "Bengals Go With Speed in Michigan's Dax Hill At No. 31". Bengals.com.
  11. ^ Hobson, Geoff. "Dax Hill Living Up To His Name As Bengals Welcome A Warrior On Defense". bengals.com. Retrieved May 6, 2022.
  12. ^ "OSU football: Justice Hill proud of brother's Michigan decision". Oklahoman.com. September 26, 2018.