Joins the Lions after stints with the Seahawks (2013-15) and Jaguars (2016). In his first four seasons. Prior to Detroit Hill played in 31 career games and totaled 50 tackles (31 solo), seven sacks, one interception, five pass defenses and four fumble recoveries.
2016: Spent the beginning of the season on Seattle’s Reserve/Injured list before being released. Appeared in four games with the Jaguars primarily as a reserve along the defensive line.
2015: Played in 10 games before ending the season on Reserve/Injured (calf). Collected 24 tackles, three tackles for loss, one pass defense and one fumble recovery.
2014: Played in 13 games and recorded 19 tackles, 5.5 sacks, one interception, three fumble recoveries and four pass defenses. Recovered fumbles in three consecutive weeks along the Seahawks defensive line.
2013: Played in four games as a rookie while registering seven tackles, 1.5 sacks and two tackles for loss.
Played in 45 career games (27 starts) at Penn State along the defensive line. Saw action as both a defensive tackle and as a defensive end. Posted career totals of 171 tackles (64 solo), 9.5 sacks, three pass defenses, four fumble recoveries and one interception.
Attended Steelton-Highspire High School (Steelton, Pa.).
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