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Nijuel Hill
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Nijuel Hill 2828143
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 180
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
High School: Calvert Hall
Major: Undeclared
Experience: Redshirt

Third-year member of the squad as cornerback • can also contribute on special teams • dynamic athlete who has a great skill set • explosive, fast, and an excellent player at the point of attack • exceptional defender and a physical player in the run game.

Played in all 11 games and started 10 of them at defensive back as part of the Blue Hens secondary • had 25 tackles (17 solo) over the course of the season • recorded four tackles on three different occasions • added one interception (five yards) and nine pass breakups • had a season high four solo tackles vs. Stony Brook.

Did not see game action in first year at Delaware and retained freshman eligibility • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week during the Maine week. 

Standout player at Calvert Hall under head coach Donald Davis • two-year starter who served as team captain as a senior • earned second team All-Metro honors as a senior in 2015 when he also received second team all-conference honors • was a Big 33 All-Star game nominee (Maryland vs. Pennsylvania All-Stars) and participated in the 2015 Crab Bowl (Baltimore vs. Washington, D.C. All-Stars) • registered 55 tackles and one interception in 2015 and 50 tackles and one interception in 2014 • was also a member of the track & field squad at Calvert Hall.

Nijuel (“nigel”) Isaiah Hill • born Oct. 29, 1997 • has not declared a major at Delaware • son of Derrick and Tonya Hill • mother is an accountant and father is a railroad engineer • father played college football for two years at Bloomsburg (Pa.) University • oldest of three children, including pair of twins • enjoys playing ping-pong and golf in his spare time • favorite NFL team is the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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