On Hill: One-year letterman quarterback who enters fall camp atop the depth chart … started and ended the 2000 season as the Terps’ starting QB … an intelligent player with outstanding decision-making skills … has good size and accuracy … has deceptive speed as he ran under a 4.7 40-yard dash at player timing day during spring … excelled in spring picking up the new offensive scheme.
2000 (Junior): Finished his first season at the Division I-A level as the Terps’ starting quarterback … made a total of three starts – including the final two games of the season -- and appeared in six games overall … missed five full games with a sprained right shoulder suffered in the season opener vs. Temple … completed 73 of 126 passes for 778 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions … also was an effective ballcarrier, rushing for 186 gross yards (92 net yards after sacks were counted) and one touchdown … highlight of his season was his performance Nov. 4 vs. NC State, when he came off the bench to replace the injured Calvin McCall and proceeded to direct the Terps to a thrilling 35-28, come-from-behind victory in double overtime … in that game, completed 15 of 24 passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Terps overcome a 15-point halftime deficit … scored the decisive touchdown on a 1-yard run in the second overtime … earlier he scored a two-point conversion as the Terps closed to within 21-14 in the third quarter … missed the West Virginia, Middle Tennessee, Florida State, Virginia and Clemson games with his shoulder injury … returned vs. Wake Forest in a reserve role … was 14 of 27 for 159 yards and one touchdown vs. North Carolina, and passed for a career-high 318 yards and three touchdowns in the season finale vs. Georgia Tech.
Junior College: Attended Hutchinson CC in Hutchinson, Kan. ... a two-year starter at quarterback who passed for 1,688 yards as a sophomore in 1999 ... also rushed for 370 yards ... produced 2,058 total yards ... rated the No. 5 JC quarterback in the country by SuperPrep ... earned honorable mention All-Jayhawk Conference recognition ... led Hutchinson to an 8-3 record and a win over Glendale (Ariz.) CC in the Valley of the Sun Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. … beat Glendale, 33-8, while throwing for one touchdown and running for another three ... was a first team All-Jayhawk Conference choice and an honorable mention NJCAA All-American as a freshman in 1998 ... junior college coach was David Wheeler.
High School: A 1998 graduate of Parsons (Kan.) High School ... three-year starter at quarterback and two-year starter at free safety ... a two-time All-Southeast Kansas first team selection ... captured honorable mention all-state honors as a senior ... also played basketball, baseball and ran track ... was a three-time All-SEK first team choice in basketball and earned all-state honors all three years while playing under the tutelage of his father as head coach … played all five positions at times for the small school program, and set career marks for assists, steals, blocks and 3-point field goals … guided Parsons to state tournament appearances as a junior and senior when he was the team captain … played shortstop and pitcher in baseball, and was a second team all-conference pick as a sophomore … ran sprints (100, 200, 4x100, 4x400) in track as a junior and senior and qualified for state championships in three events during his final year … prep football coach was Charles Nally.
Personal: Shaun Christopher Hill was born January 9, 1980 … son of Ted and Trudy Hill … father is assistant principal, athletic director and formerly the head basketball coach at Parsons High School … mother is the school nurse … chose midway through his senior year of high school to concentrate on football because his size was more conducive to future success at QB rather than in basketball … majoring in kinesiology.
Passing G-GS Att Comp Int Yds Pct TD LP
2000 6-3 126 73 4 778 .579 6 40
Rushing G-GS Att Net Avg. TD LP
2000 6-3 44 92 2.1 1 23
Hill Up Close
My goal for the 2001 season is: To win the ACC
The word that best describes me is: Committed
My ambition after football is: To have an enjoyable job and eventually start a family
The best thing about game day is: Competing