Tyreek ‘Cheetah’ Hill – Kansas City Chiefs #10

Kansas City Chiefs #10

Tyreek Hill was born on 1st March 1994 in Pearson, Georgia.

His college football was spread over three different learning facilities and many positional places including running back, wider receiver, punt returner and kick returner. starting with his freshman and sophomore years at Garden City Community College.

In his junior year, he played for Oklahoma State University where he scored his first career touchdown. However, things went sour for Hill in December 2014 when he was accused and found guilty of domestic abuse and he was dismissed from Oklahoma.

His senior year saw him playing for the University of West Alabama representing the Tigers, where he was used in a variety of roles. Due to his criminal record, some teams didn’t consider Hill at the 2016 NFL Draft and was expected to be undrafted. However, he was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs as the 165th overall pick, becoming the first player from West Alabama to be drafted since 1974.

He started his rookie season as a fourth choice wide receiver and a starting punt and kick returner. He scored his first NFL touchdown in the season opener against the San Diego Chargers. in Game Week 12, he became the first player since the Chicago Bears’ Gale Sayers in 1965 to score a running, receiving and kick returning touchdown in a single game.

Hill finished his rookie season with 61 receptions for 593 receiving yards and six touchdowns, 24 carries for 267 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns, 14 kick returns for a total of 384 yards and a touchdown, and 39 punt returns for 592 yards and two touchdowns. He was named to the NFL All-Rookie Team of 2016 and also to his first Pro Bowl as a punt returner.

In 2017 Game Week 13 against the New York Jets, Hill recorded a career-high 185 receiving yards and two touchdowns. He was named to his second straight Pro Bowl as a return specialist. He finished the season with 75 receptions for 1,183 yards and seven touchdowns. He also recorded 25 punt returns for 204 yards and a touchdown.

2018 started with a bang in Game Week 1 against the Los Angeles Chargers when Hill returned his first touch for a 91-yard touchdown. In the same game, he logged 169 receiving yards and two further receiving touchdowns. On November 19th, in a remarkable game against the Los Angeles Rams, Hill recorded 10 catches for a career-high 215 yards – and the most by any NFL receiver at that point in the season – and two touchdowns in a 54-51 road loss at the Coliseum. Hill finished the season with a career-high 87 receptions for 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns.behind Travis Kelce and led the team in receiving yards and touchdowns. He was named to his third straight Pro Bowl.

More controversy arrived in April 2019 when Hill was involved in a child abuse investigation, centred around his three-year-old son’s broken arm and he was suspended by the Chiefs while the investigation was ongoing. Due to a lack of evidence, no charges were brought against him and the NFL allowed the Chiefs to reinstate him to the team

In the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Hill injured his shoulder and didn’t reappear in the team until Game Week 6. Hill finished the season with 58 receptions for 860 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns. After the start of the season troubles came the end of season highs as the Chiefs, driven by the mercurial quarterback talents of Patrick Mahomes, reached the Super Bowl, where they defeated the New England Patriots in a stunning comeback victory. This included nine receptions for 105 yards and two touchdowns from Tyreek Hill.

His astonishing speed has earned him the nickname ‘Cheetah’.