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#76 Derrick Hill
Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 308
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oakland, CA
High School: McClymonds HS
Experience: 3 Letters


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AFTER CAL: Participated in Cal's Pro Day on March 9, 2011 and the San Francisco 49ers' Local Pro Day on April 20, 2011.

CAL CAREER (Career Stats): Played in 48 games with 27 starts, finishing his collegiate career with 92 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss (-34 yards) and 4.5 sacks (-25 yards) to go along with a fumble that he forced and then recovered in the end zone for a touchdown as a 2010 senior vs. Oregon, three breakups and one interception that he returned for three yards ... known for his extensive community service work in which he spoke to youth groups, prison inmates and others about being positive, making good choices in life and much more.

2010 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in 11 games with nine starts ... earned the team's Ken Cotton Award on defense given to Cal's Most Courageous Player and the Everett Merriman Award for a player demonstrating a commitment to community service ... recorded 16 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss (-8 yards), 1.0 sacks (-7 yards), and one forced fumble of quarterback Darron Thomas that he recovered in the end zone that were the final points of the game by either team in the third quarter of a heartbreaking 15-13 loss against then No. 1 and unbeaten Oregon ... earned honorable mention honors from the College Football Performance Awards for his performance against Oregon in which he totaled a season-high-tying three tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss (-8 yards), 1.0 sack (-7 yards), one forced fumble that led to the fumble recovery in which he scored a touchdown, and a pass breakup ... also had a season-high-tying three tackles vs. Arizona State ... came up with two tackles at Nevada and vs. UCLA, and recorded at least one in 10 of the 11 games he played in ... added 0.5 tackles for loss (0 yards) vs. Stanford and a quarterback hurry vs. UC Davis ... selected by Phil Steele as a third-team preseason All-Pac-10 choice and named his No. 45 draft-eligible defensive tackle prior to the season.

2009 (Game-By-Game Stats): Started eight of the 10 games he played in, including the first seven and the Poinsettia Bowl against Utah ... missed three consecutive contests due to injury at Arizona State, vs. Oregon State and vs. Arizona ... finished with 18 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss (-11 yards) and 2.0 sacks (-8 yards) ... recipient of the team's Schelssinger Coaches Award for outstanding athletic ability, academic success and community service ... had a career-high-tying five tackles on a pair of occasions vs. Eastern Washington and USC, while picking up four tackles and both of his career-high 2.0 sacks (-8 yards) against Washington State ... had 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) both at Oregon and UCLA, as well as 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) against Eastern Washington ... named the nation's No. 45 draft-eligible defensive tackle by Phil Steele prior to the season.

2008 (Game-By-Game Stats): Started nine of Cal's 13 games, ending the season with a career-high 29 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss (-4 yards), 0.5 sacks (-1 yard) and one pass breakup ... had a season-high-tying four stops at Maryland and vs. Arizona State ... garnered a half-sack for a loss of one yard at Arizona ... had 1.5 tackles for loss (-3 yards) among his three tackles in the Emerald Bowl vs. Miami, Fla., while adding 0.5 tackles for loss (0 yards) at UCLA.

2007 (Game-By-Game Stats): Overcame a preseason knee injury to earn a spot on Cal's two-deep, responding with 24 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss (-11 yards), 1.0 sack (-9 yards), an interception that he returned three yards, a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup in 11 games and one start ... selected as an honorable mention Freshman All-American by Scout ... earned his first career start in the Armed Forces Bowl against Air Force, essentially playing nose tackle in a 3-4 alignment and registering a career-high-tying five tackles ... had two tackles and corralled a key interception in the first quarter against Colorado State when the Rams had third-and-goal on the Cal two-yard line ... recorded three tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard), a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup that was nearly intercepted against Louisiana Tech ... logged his first career sack (-9 yards) against Arizona.

2006 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in three games and recorded five tackles with three vs. Portland State and two at Tennessee, before a knee injury forced him to redshirt the season.

HIGH SCHOOL: One of the most decorated players in the 2006 recruiting class ... consensus prep All-American ... considered one of the top 50 players in the country by Rivals, who also listed him as the nation's No. 8 defensive tackle and the No. 8 overall prospect in California, as well as No. 13 in the West ... listed on the prestigious ESPN150 ... selected to Prepstar's Dream Team, which is that service's highest honor ... Scout listed him at No. 9 nationally among defensive line prospects ... honored as the top player on the Contra Costa Times' "Cream of the Crop" squad as a 2005 senior when he was also first-team All-State, a first-team selection of the Long Beach Press-Telegram's Best in the West team and the Oakland Tribune's East Bay Defensive Player of the Year ... a three-time All-City choice ... participated in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl and gave his verbal commitment to Cal on national television ... also chosen for the CaliFlorida Bowl ... senior numbers included 105 tackles, 45.0 tackles for loss and 15.5 sacks as he led his team to an 11-1 mark.

PERSONAL: Full name is Derrick Hill Jr. ... born July 16, 1988 ... parents are Derrick Hill and Tamara Purifoy-Hill ... received his bachelor's degree from Cal in African American Studies in December of 2010.

HILL'S CAREER GAME HIGHS
Tackles: 5 (three times, last vs. USC, 2009)
Tackles For Loss: 2.0 (twice, last vs. Oregon, 2010)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 9 (vs. Louisiana Tech, 2007)
Sacks: 2.0 (vs. Washington State, 2009)
Sack Yards: 9 (vs. Louisiana Tech, 2007)
Forced Fumbles: 1 (vs. Oregon, 2010)
Fumble Recoveries: 1 (vs. Oregon, 2010)
Fumble Return TDs: 1 (vs. Oregon, 2010)
Interceptions: 1 (at Colorado State, 2007)
Interception Return Yards: 3 (at Colorado State, 2007)
Long Interception Return: 3 (at Colorado State, 2007)
Pass Breakups: 1 (three times, last vs. Oregon, 2010)
Quarterback Hurries: 1 (twice, last vs. UC Davis, 2010)
All Purpose Yards: 3 (vs. Oregon, 2010)
Points: 6 (vs. Oregon, 2010)

LAST UPDATED: August 4, 2011

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