Fourth-year standout running back who is one of the top all-around athletes in the Colonial Athletic Association • three-year letterwinner who is a gifted athlete not only as an elusive and punishing runner, but as a pass catcher, a hard-hitting cover man on special teams, and as a kickoff returner • returns at full strength after missing all but the season opener with a foot injury in 2015 • All-CAA and All-American candidate • joins senior Jalen Randolph and sophomores Thomas Jefferson and Kareem Williams to give Delaware one of the most potent backfield combinations in the country • has played in 25 career games and carried 198 times for 1,121 yards (5.7 avg.) and seven touchdowns, caught nine passes for 53 yards, and recorded 16 tackles on special teams • ranks 49th on the all-time UD rushing list • could become just 17th player in UD history to reach 2,000 yards • named a National Strength & Conditioning Association All-American during the summer • rushed for 43 yards and a touchdown and caught a pass for four yards in the Blue-White spring game in May.
2015 SEASON (GAME BY GAME STATISTICS)
Had promising junior season cut short • missed the final 10 games with a foot injury suffered during the season opener vs. Jacksonville • actually played with the injury during much of the game but could not continue the remainder of the season • ran for 88 yards on 16 carries, returned three kickoffs for 97 yards, and had two tackles on special teams during the game • helped team rank No. 2 in the CAA and 17th in the NCAA in rushing offense (219.4 yards per game) • had a 39-yard run from scrimmage (fifth longest of the season by a UD runner) and 41-yard kickoff return (second longest by a UD player the entire season) • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts • ran for 122 yards, including a 33-yard scoring run, in the Blue-White Spring Game in May.
Followed a solid freshman campaign with an outstanding sophomore season • helped give the Hens one of the most potent and balanced running attacks in the CAA • Delaware ranked No. 5 in the CAA in rushing offense (167.2) as Hens were one of just two league teams to have two running backs go for 600+ yards • played in all 12 games but started just one (vs. Towson) • led team in rushing yards (952) and attempts (172) while adding six touchdowns and a 5.5 average per carry • ranked No. 7 in the CAA in both rushing yards and rushing yards per game (79.3) • also caught nine passes for 53 yards (5.9 avg.) and recorded seven tackles on special teams • rushed for 70+ yards in each of the final seven games of the season and had four 100+ games for the season • had career-high 136 yards vs. James Madison (wearing #30 after #31 jersey ripped early in the game) and added 115 yards and two touchdowns vs. New Hampshire, 111 yards and a touchdown vs. Elon, 111 yards vs. Rhode Island, and 99 yards vs. Villanova • carried a career-high 23 times vs. Towson (70 yards) • caught two passes for 19 yards vs. New Hampshire and had one catch in seven other games • had career-high three tackles vs. Delaware State • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week vs. Rhode Island and New Hampshire • enjoyed an outstanding spring and dominated the Blue-White Spring Game as he rushed 20 times for 154 yards and scored on a 60-yard run and caught two passes for 33 yards, including a 23-yard scoring pass from Justin Burns.
Enjoyed a solid season as a true freshman • played a key role as a backup running back and as a special teams standout • only true freshman to see action on the offensive side of the ball for Delaware • played in all 12 games as the team's No. 4 running back behind All-American and four-year starter Andrew Pierce, senior Julian Laing, and redshirt freshman Randolph • carried the ball 10 times for 81 yards and scored one touchdown • ran for 46 yards vs. Wagner and rushed for 27 yards and scored on a three-yard touchdown run vs. Maine • on special teams, collected seven tackles and blocked a punt • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Richmond when he blocked a punt and returned it six yards • had two tackles on special teams vs. Delaware State.
Played at Wildwood High School for head coach Rich Hans • earned first team All-State honors at both running back and outside linebacker in 2012 • two-time all-league selection at running back and linebacker/defensive end • rushed for 2,107 yards and 35 touchdowns as a senior and for 1,294 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior • led team to 6-4 record and its first playoff appearance in 40 years in 2012 • outstanding track & field athlete who holds school records in the triple jump and 400 meters and was all-conference in both events.
Wesley Ed "Wes" Hills • born June 5, 1995 • son of Wesley and Pamela Hills • criminal justice major at Delaware • cousin, Lana Harshaw, played basketball at Delaware rival Hofstra University • enjoys playing video games in his spare time.
|G/S|| Tackles (Solo)
|2015||1/0||2 (2)||3||97||32.3 (41)|
Yards Rushing: 136 yards vs. James Madison, 2014; 115 yards vs. UNH, 2014
Tackles: 3 vs. Delaware State, James Madison, 2014