Won the starting job in fall camp and started the first eight of the season ... passed for 2,649 yards and 23 touchdowns on 214-of-321 attempts (66.7 completion percentage) in eight games of action ... on A&M’s single season passing lists, Hill ranks No. 5 in passing yards, No. 4 in passing touchdowns, No. 4 in completions and No. 2 in completion percentage ... broke A&M’s single game passing yards record with 511 yards on 44-of-60 passing in his starting debut against South Carolina. He became first Aggie and sixth SEC QB to post a 500-yard passing game ... his 44 completions and .733 completion percentage (minimum of 40 attempts) set school records, while his 60 attempts were the fourth-most in school history ... passed for a career-high four TDs four times ... passed for 300-plus yards in five games ... passed for 400+ yards twice -- 511 vs. South Carolina and 401 vs. Ole Miss ... did not play in the final four games of the regular season after losing his starting job to freshman Kyle Allen.
Earned playing time in four contests at quarterback as a true freshman … saw action against Sam Houston State (Sept. 7), SMU (Sept. 21), Vanderbilt (Oct. 26) and UTEP (Nov. 2) … completed 16 passes in 22 attempts … added seven rushes for 37 yards on the year … amassed 183 yards passing, including a pair of 38-yard throws against SHSU and UTEP … threw a 14-yard touchdown pass, the first of his career, against the Bearkats.
Coached by Hal Wasson at Carroll High School in Southlake, Texas ... Texas Gatorade Player of the Year and Class 5A Offensive Player of the Year after completing 139-of-209 passes for 2,291 yards and 20 TDs with 102 carries for 905 yards and 22 TDs in 2012 ... also earned 2012 Class 5A first-team All-State honors (AP), and was named first-team Super Team (Star-Telegram), All-Area first-team (Dallas Morning News), and District 4-5A MVP as a senior in 2012 ... in 2011, completed 243-of-286 passes for 3,014 yards and 25 TDs with 9 INTs; rushed for 280 carries, gaining 1,400 yards and 24 TDs, leading his team to the state championship title; Was named the District 7-5A Offensive MVP, DFW All-Area Offensive Player of the Year (Dallas Morning News) and 5A first-team All-State (TSWA) ... recorded 1,761 passing yards and 15 TDs with 435 yards rushing and 7 TDs as a sophomore in 2010, and was named District 7-5A Offensive Newcomer of the Year and DFW All-Area Team Newcomer of the Year (Dallas Morning News) ... member of the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football’s Super Team third team ... 3-star recruit by ESPN.com, 4-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... rated No. 21 Dual-Threat QB by ESPN.com ... rated No. 137 overall and No. 4 QB by Rivals.com ... rated the No. 16 QB by Scout.com ... chose A&M over Kansas State, Baylor, Houston, Ole Miss, Missouri, North Carolina, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas Tech, and Utah.
Kenneth Wade Hill Jr. is the son of Ken Sr. and Lorrie Hill ... His father, Ken Sr., won 117 games in 14 seasons as a Major League Baseball pitcher and finished second in the 1994 National League Cy Young race (Montreal Expos) ... born Dec. 20, 1994 in West Palm Beach, Fla. ... sport management major.