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#3 B.J. Hill
Position: Cornerback
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 180
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lanham, Md.
High School: Riverdale Baptist
Experience: 2 Letters
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B.J. Hill
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 12/03/2006

Career: Ranked second over-all for Ball State for most kick return yards in a game having 189 vs. Buffalo in 2008 . . . holds the record for most punt return yards in a career with 786 yards . . .  

2008 (Sr.): Played in all 14 games including the GMAC Bowl to earn his fourth letter as a Cardinal . . . recipient of the Elite 11 Champion Award . . . awarded MAC West Division Player of the Week (9/1/08) . . . honored as All-MAC First Team . . . awarded All-MAC Second Team Punt Return Specialist . . . ranked second in the MAC for punt returns with an average of 12.7 yards per game and 50th in the MAC for tackles averaging 5.5 tackles per game . . . Nationally ranked 19th in the NCAA for punt returns with 1.29 average return per game . . . returned 18 punts for 229 yards as a team and season high . . . returned 10 kick returns for 260 yards on the season . . .

2007 (Jr.): Started 12 games and played in all 13 contests to earn third letter . . . has played in all 36 games in his three seasons . . . first season on defense after moving from tailback after the 2006 season . . . tied for team-high honors with five interceptions . . . tied for 40th in the country in interceptions per game . . . team’s top punt returner . . . had a season-long punt return of 25 yards vs. Western Kentucky . . . tallied the first interception of his career vs. Miami University in the season opener when he intercepted a pass in the endzone in the fourth quarter . . . blocked a 48-yard field goal attempt at Navy in the first half to preserve Ball State’s 21-14 halftime lead . . . also intercepted passes at Eastern Michigan, at Nebraska, vs. Western Kentucky and at Western Michigan . . . career-high 10 tackles at Nebraska . . . led Ball State with nine tackles vs. Rutgers in the International Bowl . . . credited with tackles for loss in six different games . . . forced a fumble at Indiana . . . tallied pass breakups vs. Miami University, at Navy and at Indiana . . .

2006 (So.): Played in all 12 games to earn second letter . . . ranked third on the team in rushing . . . tied for team-high honors with three rushing TDs . . . ranked fifth on the team in all-purpose yards with 44.0 per contest . . . started at Buffalo and vs. Central Michigan . . . had a career-high 28 rushes at Buffalo . . . rushed for a season-best 116 yards at Buffalo, including a season-long rush of 30 yards . . . rushed for a career-high two TDs at Buffalo . . . career-high 37 receiving yards on a season-best four receptions vs. Western Michigan . . . managed a career-long reception of 27 yards vs. Eastern Michigan . . .

2005 (Fr.): Played in all 11 games to earn first letter . . . started three games . . . named to the College Football News and Rivals.com Freshman All-America Second Teams . . . ranked second on the team in rushing . . . ranked first on the team with 5.1 yards per rush . . . ranked fifth on the team in pass receiving . . . led the Cardinals, ranked second in the Mid-American Conference and was 23rd in the nation with an 11.1 yards-per-punt return average . . . had Ball State individual game highs for the season with 24 rushes and 170 yards rushing at WMU -- the 170 yards was a career high . . . managed a career-long rush of 31 yards vs. Central Michigan . . . named a co-recipient of Ball State’s John Hodge Award as the team’s most outstanding freshman . . . returned a punt 54 yards for a TD vs. Akron . . . career-high five receptions at Boston College . . . season-best 34 receiving yards at Eastern Michigan . . .

HIGH SCHOOL: Played football for Coach Kevin Wyatt . . . rushed for 300 yards, had 300 receiving yards and scored 13 TDs in five games as a senior . . . managed over 3,000 all-purpose yards and 23 TDs in his career . . .

Personal: Son of Sheila Edelin . . . four sisters . . . born March 11, 1986, in Langley Park, Md. . . . full name is Billy Hill.