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29 D.J. Hill
D.J.  Hill

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Covington, Ga.

High School:
Newton

Weight:
220

Position:
1B/OF

B/T:
R/R

02/11/2014

2014 Baseball Season Outlook

Cavaliers open 2014 season Friday (Feb. 14) against Kentucky

FOOTBALL AT VIRGINIA
• Has appeared in 34 of UVa's 37 football games since 2011
• Appeared in all 12 of UVa's games in 2013, seeing most of his time on special teams
• Saw time on defense in six games
• Made three tackles against Oregon
• Had two tackles and forced a fumble against VMI
• Played in 11 of UVa's 12 games in 2012; made two starts for the injured La'Roy Reynolds
• Made 13 tackles in 2012
• Made first collegiate start at TCU in 2012 and led UVa with eight tackles
• One of 12 true freshmen to appear in games in 2011

NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-year baseball and football letterwinner
• Hit .450 in 2011 and .440 in 2010
• Named All-Region in 2010 and 2011
• Earned All-Area and All-County honors in 2009, 2010 and 2011
• Coached by Ty Hensely (baseball) and Cortez Allen (football)
• Was ranked No. 41 linebacker in nation by Rivals.com and No. 69 recruit in state by Rivals.com
• Ranked No. 104 LB in nation by Scout.com and No. 81 LB in country by ESPN.com
• Averaged 74 tackles a season for the Rams; also recorded 10 interceptions and returned six for touchdowns his junior year
• Also played running back, rushing for 561 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior

PERSONAL
• Parents are Ernest and Angela Grier
• Has one brother, Darius Hill

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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.

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