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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.

The X-factor is a young quarterback phenom by the name of Patrick Mahomes. Not to mention a franchise running back in Kareem Hunt.

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.

DC Stewart

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DC Stewart is an avid writer and contributor for NFL & NCAA College football. He is a sports enthusiast who enjoys watching sports competition whether amateur or professional.

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