- Hill earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance vs. St. Louis (11/16/08), where he became the first 49ers quarterback to post a perfect QB rating in the first half.
- Loves to fish. Quarterback started reeling in fish inhabiting farm ponds in his home state of Missouri during high school. When he lived in Minnesota as a member of the Vikings, Shaun caught a 30-inch, 9-pound walleye on his first trip out. He was able to lure the fish using a leech for bait 40-feet deep. Also in his fishing repertoire is a 48-inch muskie.
- Shaun owns all of the weightlifting records for quarterbacks at Maryland - power clean (303 lbs), bench press (320 lbs), and squat (500 lbs).
- Has supported the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
- Hosts annual fundraising golf tournament at high school alma mater to benefit booster club.
- Hosts annual football camp in conjunction with the Parsons Police Football League.
- Being from Kansas, Hill grew up a big fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and enjoyed watching QB Joe Montana.
- Favorite TV shows: the Office, Entourage and Dexter. Favorite entertainers: Garth Brooks, George Strait and Alan Jackson. Favorite movie: Shawshank Redemption.
2011: In his second-year as the Lions’ back-up quarterback.
- Saw time in the fourth quarter in the Lions’ 48-3 home opener vs. Kansas City (9/18).
- Played the majority of the fourth quarter at Denver (10/30).
2010: Team's back-up quarterback. Completed 257-of-416 passes (60.7 pct) on the year for 2,686 yards and 16 touchdowns.
- Came in during the third quarter in season opener at Chicago (9/12) after QB Matthew Stafford had to leave the game with a shoulder injury. Finished with 9 of 19 pass completions for 88 yards and an interception.
- Started in place of an injured Matthew Stafford and connected on 25 of 45 pass attempts for a career-high 335 yards, including a long of 75 on a screen pass to RB Jahvid Best for a touchdown vs. Philadelphia (9/19). The 75-yard pass was the longest of Hill's career.
- At Minnesota (9/26), Hill completed 67.4-percent of his passes (29-of-43) for 237 yards and a touchdown. His 5-yard touchdown pass to TE Tony Scheffler in the first quarter gave Detroit a 7-0 lead.
- At Green Bay (10/3), completed 34 of 54 for 331 yards and two touchdowns. Hill's 237 passing yards in the first half are the most he has thrown for in the first two quarters of a game in his career, and the 34 completions and 54 attempts were both career highs for in a game.
- 34 pass completions are the second-highest single game tally for a Lions' quarterback in team history.
- Hill completed 21-of-32 passes for 227 yards and three touchdowns against St. Louis (10/10). His passing rating on the day was 117.6. His passer rating was the second highest of his career, second only to his 142.3 rating vs. St. Louis (11/16/08).
- The 117.6 rating was the highest by a Lions' quarterback since QB Jon Kitna registered 137.3 vs. Chicago (9/30/07). It was also the highest rating by a Lions quarterback with 30 passing attempts since QB Joey Harrington recorded a rating of 121.8 vs. Arizona (11/13/05).
- When Hill connected with WR Nate Burleson on a 26-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter against the Rams, it was Hill's third touchdown pass of the game, which is the most he's thrown for since joining the Lions and it ties his career high (3 vs. Tampa Bay 10/23/07).
- Left game in second quarter at the New York Giants (10/17) with broken arm. Threw one TD to Nate Burleson (14 yards) in the first quarter.
- Listed as inactive against Washington (10/31) after breaking forearm in game at the New York Giants (10/17).
- Listed as team's third quarterback against the New York Jets (11/7).
- Was 29-of-50 for 323 yards at Buffalo (11/14). Threw touchdown pass to Calvin Johnson 0:14 seconds left in the game to bring Lions within two points. Surpassed the 300-yard mark in passing which was Hill's fourth career 300-yard passing game and the third highest tally this season in his six starts.
- Threw for 289 yards passing and was 32-of-47 with two touchdowns at Dallas (11/21). His 32 completions are tied for the sixth highest single-game tally in team history.
- Completed 27-of-46 passes for 285 yards against New England. Connected with Calvin Johnson for a 19-yard score at the end of the first quarter.
- Inactive against Chicago (12/5) and Green Bay (12/12) due to finger injury.
- Back-up quarterback (did not play) at Tampa Bay (12/19).
- In return from a broken index finger, Hill helped steer the Lions to a 34-27 win at Miami (12/26). It was the team's first-ever win at Miami in five tries, and it gave the Lions their first three-game winning streak since October-November 2007 and first three-game winning streak in December since 1995. He was 14-of-26 for 222 yards, tossed two touchdowns (no interceptions and garnered 108.2 passer rating in a game that was played in windy conditions (22 MPH).
- Hill gave the Lions a 10-7 lead in the second quarter against the Dolphins when he hit TE Brandon Pettigrew on a 20-yard pass over the middle for the team's first touchdown of the game. Trailing 17-10 in the third quarter, Hill engineered an 14-play, 86-yard drive on the Lions first possession in the second half that was capped off by a 5-yard run by RB Maurice Morris. On the drive, Hill was 5-of-7 for 60 yards.
- After the Lions forced a Dolphins punt in the fourth quarter, Hill and the Lions offense changed the game on the next play when he found rookie RB Jahvid Best over the middle and he raced 53 yards for a touchdown that pulled the Lions within 3 points of the Dolphins (24-27). The touchdown was the first of 17 points scored by the Lions with under 5 minutes to play that gave them the fourth quarter come-from-behind win for the third week in a row.
- Led team in final game of season for a 20-13 victory against Minnesota (1/2). Finished with 258 yards passing and was 28-of-39 with one touchdown pass.
2009: Started the first six games of the season for the 49ers and was 87-of-155 for 943 yards, 5 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.
- Connected with TE Vernon Davis on 2 touchdown passes, including a 20-yard, go-ahead score midway through the 4th quarter, at Minnesota (9/27).
- Threw 2 touchdown passes and posted a 104.9 QB rating vs. St. Louis (10/4).
- Set a new career long with a 61-yard completion to WR Josh Morgan vs. Atlanta (10/11). Also rushed for a career-high 53 yards.
2008: Named starter midway through season and compiled a 5-3 record, completing 181-of-288 passes for 2,046 yards with 13 touchdowns and 8 interceptions for a QB rating of 87.5. Also added 24 carries for 115 yards and 2 touchdowns.
- Made first start of season at Arizona (11/10) and completed 19 of 40 passes for 217 yards with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.
- Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after recording a career-high 142.3 QB rating on 15 of 20 passes for 213 yards with 2 touchdowns vs. St. Louis (11/16). Also scored on a 3-yard rush in 2nd qtr. Became first 49ers starting quarterback to post a perfect QB rating of 158.3 in the first half. The previous best was Steve Young's 156.5 rating vs. NO (9/14/97).
- Registered a career-high 303 passing yards on 21 of 33 passing with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception for a QB rating of 100.9 at Dallas (11/23).
- Completed 28 of 39 passes for 285 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception for a QB rating of 98.8 vs. NYJ (12/7). Connected on passes to 10 different receivers.
- Orchestrated a come-from-behind 17-16 victory at St. Louis (12/21) after completing 10-of-15 passes for 127 yards and 2 touchdowns in final qtr. of play. His 2 touchdown passes occurred with less than 5 minutes remaining in 4th qtr. Connected with WR Isaac Bruce for a 3-yd. TD to cap an 80-yd. drive, bringing the 49ers within 6 points of the Rams with 2:57 left. He then completed the longest pass of his career when he connected with WR Josh Morgan on a 48-yd. game-winning TD with 1:31 left in the 4th quarter.
- Rushed for a touchdown in 1st qtr. and threw for another in 4th qtr. to lead 49ers to victory vs. Washington (12/28). With the score tied at 24 and 1:09 left in the game, Hill marched the team downfield, connecting on 3 passes for 52 yards to set up a game-winning 39-yd. field goal.
2007: Elevated from third quarterback role to starter after QB Trent Dilfer suffered a concussion vs. Minnesota (12/9) and QB Alex Smith was placed on IR (shoulder).
- Saw first regular season action as a member of 49ers vs. Minnesota (12/9) and completed 22 of 27 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown after entering game in start of 3rd quarter when Dilfer suffered a concussion. The pass attempts marked first of his career, having only taken kneel downs in 2005 with Min. Completed 6-of 7-passes on his first offensive drive, which was capped by his first career touchdown pass, a 5-yard toss to WR Arnaz Battle.
- In his first NFL start, completed 21-of-28 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown for a 105.8 QB rating to go along with 5 carries for 12 yards, including his first career rushing touchdown in 20-13 victory vs. Cincinnati (12/15).
- Completed 11-of-24 passes for 123 yards and 3 touchdowns with 1 interception vs. TB (12/23) in a 21-19 victory. Left game for a play in 3rd qtr. due to back injury, but returned on very next play and threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to TE Vernon Davis.
2006: Served as third quarterback for all 16 games for roster spot in training camp.
2005: Served primarily as Minnesota third quarterback.
- Saw first action of season and knelt down in regular season finale vs. Chi. (1/1).
2004: Inactive for all 16 regular season games and both playoff games, dressing as Vikings 3rd QB.
2003: Served as 3rd QB for 15 games and as backup at Atlanta (10/5).
- Was allocated to NFL Europa's Amsterdam Admirals, where he was named NFL Europa Offensive Player of the Week twice, and led NFLE in passing yards with 2,256.
2002: Inactive for all 16 games as 3rd QB after being signed by Vikings as an undrafted free agent (4/25).
COLLEGE: Two-year letterman for Maryland Terrapins, registering career passing totals of 3,158 yards and 19 touchdowns.
- Helped school earn first All-Atlantic Coast title since 1985 after guiding Maryland to a berth in the Orange Bowl and a 10th overall national ranking during senior season in 2001.
- Also earned second-team All-ACC honors in his senior season.
- Transferred to Maryland after starting college career at Hutchinson Community College in his native Kansas from 1998-99.
- Earned All-Jayhawk Conference honorable mention as a sophomore, and All-Jayhawk Conference choice and an NJCAA All-American honorable mention as a freshman.
PERSONAL: As a three-year starter at quarterback and two-year starter at free safety at Parsons (Kan.) H.S., was a two-time All-Southeast Kansas first-team selection and an honorable mention all-state selection as a senior.
- Also lettered in basketball, baseball and track.
- Was a three-time All-SEK first-team choice in basketball, serving as team captain and earning all-state honors three times after guiding team to state tournament as a junior and senior.
- Also qualified for the state track meet as a senior.
- Born Shaun Hill (1/9/80) in Parsons, Kan.
HILL'S SINGLE-GAME BESTS:
- Passing Attempts: 54 at GB 10/3/10
- Passing Completions: 34 at GB 10/3/10
- Passing Yards: 335 vs. Phi 9/19/10
- Passing Completion Pct.: 81.5 vs. Min 12/9/07
- Passing Long: 75t vs. Phi 9/19/10
- Passing Touchdowns: 3 (twice) Last vs. StL10/10/10
- Interceptions: 3 at StL 12/21/08
- Passing Rating: 142.3 vs. StL 11/16/08
- Rushing Attempts: 6 vs. TB 12/23/07
- Rushing Yards: 53 (twice) Last at GB 10/3/10
- Rushing Long: 40 at GB 10/3/10
- Rushing Touchdowns: 1 (three times) Last vs. Was 12/28/08