The Kansas City Chiefs have one of the most electrifying offensive lineups in National Football League history. Many factors power the Chiefs strategic attack, starting with Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.
Add into the mix Chiefs wideout Tyreek Hill also known as “Cheetah” as another and there you have it. One big three-headed Chiefs scoring machine. Hill’s most significant purpose playing football is simple, to make big plays at every opportunity to help his team win football games.
The Long Journey To The NFL
Hill is a native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and faced a lot of adversity while in college. He overcame many different setbacks. Hill a former Coffee High school standout enjoyed both a successful football and track career. He set records on the track, which made him a standout running back and receiver in football.
He once ran a 10.28 at the 100m relays in the USATF Junior Championships, in 2012. The chiseled 5-foot-9, 170-pounder took the 36th Golden South Classic by force when he won the 200-meter dash in a blistering 20.14 seconds in 2012. He also tied for the 2012 national-best when he blazed the 100-yard dash in 10.19 seconds during the trials.
Hill’s exceptional athletic ability gained attention from Florida State, and LSU who recruited him to play football and run track.
Navigating College Athletics
Garden City Community College in Kansas was the first stop for Hill because he needed to improve his grades to enter a Division I athletic program. He arrived on campus in 2013 and rushed for 659 yards and five touchdowns along with 67 receptions for 532 receiving yards as a running back.
Hill chose to move on to Oklahoma State University in 2014 and made an immediate impact on the Cowboys offense. Hill rushed for 534 yards on 102 attempts with one touchdown.
He gained another 234 yards receiving on 31 catches. His return stats were equally impressive with 27 punt returns for 256 yards and 30 kickoff returns for 740 yards.
Hill’s most memorable moment came in the Bedlam series. A victory over in-state rival the University Of Oklahoma on December 6, 2014. The Cowboys were trailing by seven points in the fourth quarter, and Hill blew the game open with a punt return of 92 yards for a touchdown.
Dismissal From Oklahoma State
Five days later after the game, Hill was arrested on a complaint of having assaulted a woman identified in police reports as his girlfriend. He was dismissed from the team by head coach Mike Gundy who said, “There are specific criteria that have to be met to be on our football team.”
Hill took full responsibility for his actions and apologized for the incident. This experience set Hill on course for a total redemption to continue playing football. He initially chose the University Of Akron but instread enrolled at the University Of West Alabama.
He finished his college career at West Alabama, and the Kansas City Chiefs selected him in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Reaching NFL Stardom
Hill is now a consensus all-pro NFL player, performing at the highest level. He has made some mistakes and made amends on his shortcomings. On a Monday night against the Los Angeles Rams, Hill helped his team by making big plays, and he finished the game with a whopping 215 yards on ten receptions including 2 TDs.
Tyreek Hill Timeline On His Journey To The NFL
December 12, 2012: Accolades
Tyreek Hill was named a first-team NJCAA All-American
March 06, 2013: Offer
Oklahoma Sooners offer Tyreek Hill
April 12, 2013: Offer
Arkansas Razorbacks offer Tyreek Hill
April 22, 2013: Offer
Baylor Bears offer Tyreek Hill
May 29, 2013: Offer
Florida State Seminoles offer Tyreek Hill
May 30, 2013: Rating
Tyreek Hill rated 92 by 247Sports
July 17, 2013: Official Visit
Tyreek Hill officially visits Alabama Crimson Tide
July 19, 2013: Official Visit
Tyreek Hill officially visits Florida State
September 30, 2013: Commitment
Tyreek Hill commits to Oklahoma State
November 11, 2013: Accolades
Tyreek Hill was named KJCCC second-team all-conference
December 13, 2013: Official Visit
Tyreek Hill officially visits Texas
December 18, 2013: Signing
Tyreek Hill signs a letter of intent to Oklahoma State
February 05, 2014: Enrollment
Tyreek Hill enrolls at Oklahoma State
September 02, 2015: Transfer
Tyreek Hill transfers to West Alabama Tigers
April 30, 2016: Draft
Kansas City Chiefs select Tyreek Hill with the No. 165 overall pick in the 5th round of the 2016 NFL Draft.