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Perry Hills
Player Profile:
Perry Hills 1194706
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 215
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
High School: Central Catholic HS
Experience: 1 Letter

As a Junior (2015): Started eight games at quarterback, passing for 1,001 yards and eight touchdowns ... named Academic All-Big Ten ... rushed for 535 yards - the fourth-most by a Maryland quarterback in single-season history - in addition to setting the single-game Maryland QB record with 170 yards at #1 Ohio State ... became first Terp since Lance Ball (2005) to post three straight 100-yard rushing performances, totaling 398 rushing yards against #1 Ohio State, Penn State and #10 Iowa ... made first start since 2012 in win against Richmond (9/5), passing for two TD's and running for 94 yards ... completed 15 passes for 168 yards and two TDs against Bowling Green ... rushed for a Maryland quarterback record 170 yards on 25 carries at #1 Ohio State (10/10), posting two rush TDs and a passing TD ... ran for 124 yards and a TD and passed for 225 yards and a TD against Penn State (10/24) ... ran for 104 yards and tossed a touchdown pass at #10 Iowa (10/31) ... had 107 pass yards and a touchdown pass vs. Wisconsin (11/7) ... completed 14 passes for 140 yards at #14 Michigan State (11/14) ... missed game against Indiana (11/21) due to illness.

As a Redshirt Sophomore (2014): An All-Big Ten Academic selection ... appeared in three games ... entered against Iowa (10/18) for an injured C.J. Brown and threw for 86 yards and a touchdown, a 53-yard pass to Stefon Diggs.

As a Sophomore (2013): Served a redshirt season.

As a Freshman (2012): Started the first seven games at quarterback … named the starter in the preseason after incumbent starter C.J. Brown suffered a torn ACL … became the first freshman to start a season opener for Maryland since Calvin McCall in 1999 when he started against William & Mary (9/1) … became the third true freshman to start at quarterback in school history (Randall Jones, 1998; Latrez Harrison, 1999) … led the team in passing yards (1,336), passing touchdowns (8), completion percentage (57.4) and efficiency (131.14) … averaged 190.9 passing yards per game in his seven games … went 16 of 24 for 145 yards, and rushed for 20 yards in the season-opening 7-6 win over the Tribe … led Maryland on a 10-play, 69-yard drive in the fourth quarter for the game-winning touchdown … went 11 of 21 for 190 yards, with two passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown against Temple (9/8) … named ACC Rookie of the Week for his play against the Owls … went 10 of 24 for 109 yards, a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown against Connecticut (9/15) … went 20 of 29 for 305 yards and 3 touchdowns against West Virginia (9/22) … completed 14 of 25 passes for 191 yards and one touchdown vs. Wake Forest (10/6) … hit Stefon Diggs for a season-long and career-high 63-yard completion to set up the game-winning touchdown … completed 14 of 26 passes for 237 yards and one touchdown against Virginia (10/13), including a 60-yard completion to Stefon Diggs … completed 12 of 20 passes against NC State (10/20) before leaving the game with a knee injury … missed the final five games after being diagnosed with a torn ACL.

At Central Catholic High School: A highly regarded signal-caller … the 29th-ranked quarterback prospect in the nation according to … threw for 2,000 yards with 13 touchdowns and just two interceptions in 2011… also rushed for four scores …. rated the 29th-best pro-style signal caller and No. 26 overall prospect in Pennsylvania by … rated the No. 30 player in the state by … threw for 1,582 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior when he led the team to the WPIAL semifinals … also led Central Catholic to the WPIAL semifinals in 2011 … a 2010 and 2011 first team all-conference performer … posted a 27-3 career record as a starter … also an all-state wrestler … won the state title in 2012 and finished fourth in 2011 … had a career record of 145-24 as a wrestler … also considered Temple, Miami (Ohio), and West Virginia … coached by Terry Totten.

Personal: Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. … parents are Perry and Lori Hills … has three sisters, Lani, Carolyn and Amber … ranks beating Archbishop Wood on ESPN in 2011 as his best football memory … high school teammate of fellow signee Anthony Nixon … lists Torrey Smith as his all-time favorite Terp … graduated high school with a 3.9 GPA … majoring in criminology and criminal justice.

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