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#88 Darius Hill
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 233
Year: Junior
Hometown: Blue Springs, Mo.
High School: Blue Springs
Experience: 2 Letters
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Darius Hill
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 12/03/2006

Career: Has 24 career touchdown receptions, which ties for first on Ball State’s career list with Brian Oliver (1991-94) . . . has 1,803 career receiving yards to rank sixth on Ball State’s all-time list . . . has caught 118 passes to rank ninth on the Cardinals’ career chart . . . with four games of 100 or more yards receiving, he is tied for sixth on Ball State’s career chart.

2007 (Jr.): Started 12 games and played in all 13 to earn third letter . . . managed a season-high nine catches vs. Rutgers in the International Bowl . . . also tallied six catches at Navy, vs. Buffalo, vs. Western Kentucky and vs. Toledo . . . managed a season-high 93 receiving yards at Nebraska . . . tallied touchdown catches in five straight games from the Eastern Michigan contest through the Central Michigan game . . . had at least one TD reception in nine games . . . had two TD catches vs. Buffalo and vs. Rutgers . . . ranked second on the team in catches . . . led the Cardinals with a school record 11 touchdown receptions . . . 2006 (So.): Played in all 12 games to earn second letter . . . started seven games . . . recognized by Stewart Mandel in Sports Illustrated as the "Best Player You’ve Never Heard Of" in his Two-Minute Drill - Sizing Up the First Half of the 2006 Season . . . had 10 touchdown receptions, which tied the Ball State single-season record . . . Hill managed his 10 TD catches on 42 receptions, while Dante Ridgeway had 10 TDs on 89 receptions in 2003 and Brian Oliver had 10 TDs on 62 catches in 1993 . . . had a career-high nine catches for a career-best 119 yards at Purdue . . . had four games of 100 plus yards receiving . . . tallied 108 receiving yards vs. North Dakota State, while teammate Dante Love had 116 receiving yards -- this marked only the sixth time in Ball State history two receivers had 100 yards in the same game . . . managed two touchdown receptions vs. Eastern Michigan, vs. Northern Illinois, at Buffalo and vs. Western Michigan . . . tallied a career-long reception of 42 yards vs. NIU . . . had four or more catches in seven games . . . led Ball State in TD catches, and ranked second in receiving yards

2005 (Fr.): Played in all 11 games to earn letter . . . started three games -- at Iowa, at Boston College and at Ohio . . . had a season-high five catches for a season-best 55 yards at Western Michigan . . . managed pass reception touchdowns at WMU, vs. Toledo and at Eastern Michigan

2004: Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned two letters in football for Coach Kelly Donahoe . . . helped team to a 13-0 record as a senior . . . helped team to a ranking as high as No. 1 in the state and No. 12 in USA Today’s High School Poll . . . helped Blue Springs H.S. to a 20-3 mark in his career . . . All-Suburban Big 8 Conference as a senior . . . all-state as a senior . . . all-city as a senior . . . also earned three letters in basketball

Personal: Son of Gene Hill and Lisa Hill . . . three sisters . . . born Aug. 26, 1985, in St. Charles, Mo. . . . full name is Darius E. Hill.