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WR Amp Hill no longer on team

Posted Jul 9, 2007 by Brett McMurphy

Updated Jul 9, 2007 at 04:48 PM

Wide receiver Amp Hill, who transferred to the University of South Florida from LSU, is no longer with the Bulls’ program, USF assistant AD John Gerdes said Monday.

A senior, Hill would have been USF’s fourth-leading returning wide receiver. Last season he had 19 catches for 233 yards and two touchdowns, but perhaps was best known for dropping the tying two-point conversion pass with 15 seconds remaining in USF’s 22-20 loss to No. 23 Rutgers.

Hill did not play in USF’s spring game because of academic reasons. He also was disciplined for taking out a Sharpie - a la Terrell Owens - and signing a football after catching a TD pass in an earlier spring scrimmage.

As a freshman at LSU in 2003, Hill worked into LSU’s four-man rotation with future NFL WRs Michael Clayton (Bucs), Devery Henderson (Saints) and Skyler Green (Bengals). However, in the second week of fall drills, Hill tore the collateral and posterior cruciate ligaments in his right knee — requiring three surgeries — and missed the season.

In 2004, he played in only three games at LSU, but in LSU’s spring game he had four catches for 80 yards, including an 8-yard touchdown. He received LSU’s most improved award after spring drills.

In Hill’s final two seasons at Jacksonville’s First Coast High School, Hill had 116 receptions for nearly 1,600 yards, earning prep All-American honors as a senior.

With only one season of eligibility remaining, Bethune-Cookman appears the likely destination for Hill.

Reader Comments

Por (Mark Vance) on July 09, 2007 (Suggest removal)

Nice scoop Brett! Most Bulls fans who follow the team closely won’t be surprised by this. I’ve heard rumors of other off the field issues that likely contributed to his dismissal.

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Por (Les Forste) on July 10, 2007 (Suggest removal)

Sad story. Too bad for him. No loss for us. We’re loaded at WR.

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Por (Robert G. Bauer , Sr.) on July 10, 2007 (Suggest removal)

What pass drop ???? If memory serves me correct… McCourty from Rutgers got his hand on the ball??? It really doesn’t matter though… the final score says it all…Looking forward to the Bulls return trip up here this fall…That is going to be one very , very good program….

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Por (PJ Crespo) on July 10, 2007 (Suggest removal)

Robert G.

Tip or no Tip, the ball hit Hill in the hands and stomach and should have been caught.  If it was your recevier, you would be saying the same thing.  Don’t take credit where it isn’t do.

You were lucky to have played the Bulls and Grothe early (5th game last year) before we got on a role.  You won’t be so lucky this year and your home field won’t help.

Start getting ready now!

Write it down now and get used to the idea, the Bulls defeat Rutgers on October 18, 2007.

Typical Rutgers fan, you were the doormats of the BE forever and now you want to talk a little, after some brief success.  What a laugh.

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Por (Larry Goodman) on July 10, 2007 (Suggest removal)

It all seems to come down to academics and behavior these days. I wish the Bulls could get all Ben Moffitts in terms of character!
  Rutgers is rated as high as 10th nationally, and should be favored, which always helps the Bulls.
  As for Rutgers, still don’t believe we should have had to play on a Friday night, high school football night!  It’s the same with W.VA this year, Friday night, for our biggest home game! We’re “selling out” as a slave to ESPN! Brett, can you please take up this mantle!?

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