On Hill: Career 26-game starter (including one bowl game) who was the anchor of Marylands defensive front in 01 has appeared in 39 games overall enters fall camp listed No. 1 on the depth chart at nose tackle has started 12 games the past two seasons an Iron Terp with a 400-lb. bench and 630-lb. squat outstanding student who was a member of the ACCs All-Academic Football Team as a junior.
2001 (Senior): Started all 11 games including the Orange Bowl provided excellent leadership and solid play for a defensive line that entered the season as somewhat of a question mark due to its youth ... finished second on the team in total tackles ... (Orange Bowl) finished with four tackles (two solo) had one quarterback hurry and recovered a fumble ... (vs. NCSU) played a strong game, finishing with nine tackles including six solo stops ... (vs. CU) tied a career-high with 12 tackles in his final game at Byrd Stadium ... recorded two TFLs while also finishing with seven solo tackles ... (vs. TSU) recorded six total tackles including three solo stops and two quarterback hurries ... (vs. FSU) turned in his finest performance of his career, totaling a career-high 12 tackles ... also had one sack for minus seven yards and two TFLs ... nominated for ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week ... (vs. Duke) turned in another solid performance, totaling seven tackles ... four tackles were of the solo variety ... (vs. GT) part of a dominant defensive line that held Georgia Tech to just 50 yards rushing ... finished with six tackles and one quarterback hurry ... (vs. UVa) had seven tackles including two tackles for loss (minus one yard) ... (vs. WVU) totaled seven tackles including a 10-yard sack ... four of the tackles were solo ... (vs. WFU) finished with seven tackles ... (vs. UNC) registered eight tackles ... totaled two solo stops and assisted on six others ... forced two quarterback hurries.
2000 (Junior): A nine-game starter at defensive tackle missed two midseason games (Clemson, Wake Forest) with a dislocated elbow suffered in the Virginia game ranked second on the team in quarterback hurries (12) totaled a career-high 43 tackles (22 solos) registered a season-high nine stops in the opener vs. Temple also had eight tackles vs. Middle Tennessee, seven vs. Georgia Tech and six at North Carolina three sacks were a career high and ranked tied for fourth on the squad named to the ACCs All-Academic football team.
1999 (Sophomore): Appeared in 10 games and started at a defensive tackle spot in the final three games of the season 18 of his 23 tackles came in the seasons final five games, including a career-best eight tackles at NC State was pressed into service as a backup center which provided him the rare opportunity to play on both sides of the ball ended up concentrating on defense, though, for the final half of the season.
1998 (Freshman): Started three games, played in nine, as a true freshman ... had 16 tackles and one sack started last three games vs. North Carolina, Duke and NC State four tackles against Tar Heels and Duke, and season-high six vs. Wolfpack.
High School: A 1998 graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt High School ... earned honorable mention all-county and honorable mention all-league honors as a senior in 1997 ... totaled 114 tackles, including 87 solos, and also had seven sacks, four fumble recoveries and four caused fumbles ... nominated to play in the Chesapeake Classic all-star game and the Mason-Dixon Classic ... two-way starter (DT/OT) as a senior ... his team won county and regional championships and lost in the state final his junior season ... a player with outstanding athleticism ... made dramatic strides in just two seasons of playing organized football ... was noticed on the basketball court by the football coach, who encouraged him to play football beginning his junior season ... played three years of varsity basketball ... high school coach was Rick Houchens.
Personal: Charles LeDawnta Hill was born November 1, 1980 ... son of Deborah Ford and Charles Hill ... majoring in economics Maryland scholar-athlete in 2000.
Defense G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks Int 1998 9-3 7 9 16/1.8 0-0 1-6 0-0 1999 10-3 11 12 23/2.3 3-6 0-0 0-0 2001 11-11 44 37 81/7.4 8-26 2-17 0-0 Totals 39-26 84 79 165/4.2 17-62 6-46 0-0