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Tyreek Hill


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Full NameTyreek Hill

Nick NameCheetah

BornMarch 1, 1994

Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

NationalityAmerican

ABOUT

Nicknamed ‘cheetah’, Tyreek Hill is a wide receiver who used to play for the NFL team Kansas City Chiefs. Hill was traded to the Miami Dolphins on March 24, 2022. He is the fastest player in the NFL and transitioned from a return specialist into a wide receiver. Tyreek Hill is one of the best wide receivers in the league with a Super Bowl win to his name already. The young wide receiver has been selected as part of the 2010s NFL All-Decade team and has been selected to Pro-Bowls in each season he has played in the league. He is also an assistant coach at Lee’s Summit North High School since 2020.


Miami Dolphins v Chicago Bears
Miami Dolphins v Chicago Bears


Tyreek Hill’s Early Life and Background


Hill was born in Pearson, Georgia, and raised by his grandmother Virginia Hill. He attended Coffee High School in Georgia. Hill was an exceptional track and field athlete in school and was selected by USA Today for the All-American track. He represented the USA at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona. Hill won a gold medal in the 4X100 m relay. He also won a bronze medal in the 200m race.


He attended Garden City Community College and ran track along with playing football. He was a highly sought-after prospect by colleges and decided to attend Oklahoma State University. Hill’s 1,811 all-purpose yards in the tenure, was ranked 11th nationally, and six touchdowns. He also stood second for his 996 combined return yards. However, he was dismissed by Oklahoma State from their football and track teams for his domestic violence arrest on December 11, 2014.


He enrolled at the University of West Alabama in 2015 where he was utilized as a running back, wide receiver, punt returner, and kick returner.


Tyreek Hill Collegiate Career


At Garden City Community College, Hill ran track and played football. As a sophomore in 2013, Hill ran for 659 rushing yards and five touchdowns while catching 67 passes for 532 receiving yards for the Broncbusters football team.


For Oklahoma State University, Hill debuted by catching a season-high six passes for 62 receiving yards. On November 1, 2014, he gained a season-high 102 rushing yards on 18 attempts and scored his first rushing touchdown of the season. On December 6, 2014, he appeared in his last game as a part of Oklahoma State's football team and helped them win a comeback victory over their rival Oklahoma Sooners after he returned a punt for a 92-yard touchdown. On December 11, 2014, Oklahoma State dismissed Hill from their football and track teams for his domestic violence arrest a few days prior. In his only season at Oklahoma State, Hill had a total of 102 rushing attempts for 534 rushing yards and one touchdown, 31 receptions for 381 receiving yards and a touchdown, 30 kick returns for 740 return yards and two touchdowns, and 27 punt returns for 256 punt return yards and a touchdown. As a running back, wide receiver, and returner, he accounted for 1,811 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns. His 996 combined return yards ranked second in the nation. He was ranked 11th nationally in all-purpose yards.


On September 1, 2015, the University of West Alabama announced that Hill enrolled and would play football for the Tigers. On the field, Hill was utilized very evenly as a running back (25 carries for 237 yards and one touchdown), wide receiver (27 receptions for 444 yards and a touchdown), punt returner (20 returns averaging 10.7 yards with two touchdowns), and kick returner (also 20 returns averaging 23.0 yards with two touchdowns). In his 11 games for the team, he never exceeded 100 yards rushing or receiving, and averaged 135 all-purpose yards until a 307-all-purpose-yard burst against Delta State in Game 8.


Who Drafted Tyreek Hill?


Hill was projected to be undrafted during the 2016 NFL Draft. But eventually, the Chiefs drafted him, making him the first player from West Alabama to be drafted since 1974. Hill was overall picked number 165 in the 2016 NFL Draft in Round 5. Notable players from the 2016 NFL Draft class also include quarterback Jared Goff, defensive end Joey Bosa, and running back Ezekiel Elliot.


Tyreek Hill’s NFL Journey


The Chiefs signed Hill with a four-year, $2.58 million contract that included $100,000 guaranteed and a signing bonus of $70,000. He reached a speed of 22.77 miles per hour (36.64 km/h) in his rookie season, the fastest speed any NFL player had reached that season. His performances also earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 12 and were also named to the NFL All-Rookie Team for the 2016 season. Hill finished his rookie season with 61 receptions for 593 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns, 24 carries for 267 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns, 14 kick returns for a total of 384 yards and a touchdown, and 39 punt returns for 592 yards and two touchdowns.


He continued his exemplary performances for the Chiefs through the 2017 and 2018 seasons. He signed a 3-year $54 million contract extension in September 2019. He signed the contract extension after coming back from a suspension by the Chiefs. He was suspended due to ongoing investigations for child abuse.


Hill won the Super Bowl LIV against the San Francisco 49ers in 2020. He caught 9 passes for 105 yards in the game and inspired the Chiefs to a 31-20 comeback victory. Hill featured in a consecutive Super Bowl with the Chiefs in 2021 but lost against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He started the 2021-22 season with strong performances but was put on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on December 2021. He broke the franchise record for most receptions in a season and finished the season with 111 receptions for 1239 receiving yards and 9 receiving touchdowns.


Tyreek Hill teams

Kansas City Chiefs(2016-2021)


The Chiefs were criticized by fans for the selection of Hill due to his past issues with domestic violence and the Chiefs' history with former linebacker Jovan Belcher. General Manager John Dorsey had to receive consent from Chiefs' owner Clark Hunt to make the selection and says they thoroughly vetted the prospect which included speaking to the prosecutor that charged him. After drafting him, the Chiefs' held an impromptu press conference and addressed the issue to the media during the first day of the rookie minicamp. On May 17, 2016, the Chiefs signed Hill to a four-year, $2.58 million contract that included $100,000 guaranteed and a signing bonus of $70,000. During Week 12, Hill became the first player with a kick return for a touchdown, rushing touchdown, and receiving touchdown in a single game since Gale Sayers did so for the Chicago Bears in 1965. During his return, he reached a speed of 22.77 miles per hour (36.64 km/h), the fastest speed any NFL player had reached that season. His performance earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week. Hill finished his rookie season with 61 receptions for 593 receiving yards and six touchdowns, 24 carries for 267 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns, 14 kick returns for a total of 384 yards and a touchdown, and 39 punt returns for 592 yards and two touchdowns. His punt return yards, touchdowns, and 15.2 yards per return average all ranked first in the NFL. He was named to the 2017 Pro Bowl as a return specialist. On January 6, 2017, Hill was named First-team All-Pro as a punt returner. He was named to the NFL All-Rookie Team for the 2016 season. Hill finished his second professional season with 75 receptions for 1,183 yards and seven touchdowns. In addition, he had 25 punt returns for 204 net yards and a return touchdown and was selected to his second straight Pro Bowl as a return specialist. During Week 1 of the 2018 season, Hill recorded three touchdowns in a game for the second time in his career. Hill finished the season with a career-high 87 receptions for 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns. He finished second on the team in receptions behind Travis Kelce and led the team in receiving yards and touchdowns. He also finished fourth in the league in receiving yards and touchdowns and led the league in 20+ and 40+ yard receptions. He was named to his third straight Pro Bowl and was named first-team All-Pro in the "flex" position and second-team All-Pro as a wide receiver.


On April 26, 2019, Chiefs general manager Brett Veach announced that Hill was suspended from team activities as a result of the ongoing child abuse investigation. The NFL announced on July 19 that he will not be disciplined for the investigation because the league felt he did not violate the personal conduct policy. On September 6, 2019, Hill signed a three-year, $54 million extension. Overall, Hill finished the 2019 season with 58 receptions for 860 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns. He earned a fourth career nomination to the Pro Bowl following the 2019 season. He tallied three receptions for 41 receiving yards in the Divisional Round and caught five passes for 67 yards and two touchdowns in the AFC Championship Game. In Super Bowl LIV, Hill caught nine passes for 105 yards, including a 44-yard catch on 3rd and 15 that sparked the Chiefs' comeback en route to the 31–20 victory. Hill started the 2020 season with four consecutive games recording a receiving touchdown. In Week 12 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Hill finished the game with 13 catches for a career-high 269 yards and three touchdowns and was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance. He became the first player since Lee Evans in 2006 to record at least 200 receiving yards in a single quarter. Hill finished the 2020 season with 87 receptions for 1,276 receiving yards and 15 receiving touchdowns to go along with two rushing touchdowns. He earned a fifth career nomination to the Pro Bowl and was named a First-team All-Pro for the third time. Hill started the 2021 season strong with 11 receptions for 197 yards and a touchdown. In the Chiefs’ Week 17 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, he broke the Chiefs' franchise record for receptions in a season, which was broken the previous year by his teammate Travis Kelce. He finished the 2021 season with 111 receptions for 1,239 receiving yards and nine receiving touchdowns. He earned a sixth consecutive nomination to the Pro Bowl.


Miami Dolphins(Present)


Tyreek Hill was traded to the Miami Dolphins as Hill was demanding more than what his contract with the Chiefs was offering. He signed a four-year deal worth $120 million with a guaranteed amount of $72.2 million. He became the highest-paid wide receiver in NFL history by joining the Dolphins. The Dolphins traded five draft picks in exchange for Hill, which includes a first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.


Championships and Rings Won by Tyreek Hill


Hill has won one Super Bowl Ring after winning Super Bowl LIV with the Chiefs. He has also won two Conference Championship Rings by winning the AFC Conference titles in 2019 and 2020.


Tyreek Hill’s Super Bowl Championship Rings



Super BowlYearTeam
LIV2020Kansas City Chiefs


Tyreek Hill Championship Rings


ConferenceYearTeam
American Football Conference (AFC)2020Kansas City Chiefs
American Football Conference (AFC)2021Kansas City Chiefs


Tyreek Hill’s Super Bowl Stats


Total Super Bowl Appearances: 2

Super Bowl Record: 1-1


YearSuper BowlTeamOppositionResultReceptionsYardsTouchdownsLong GainTimes Targeted
2021LVKansas City ChiefsTampa Bay BuccaneersL, 9-3177302310
2020LIVKansas City ChiefsSan Francisco 49ersW, 31-20910504416


Tyreek Hill Awards and Honours


YearAwards/Honours
2020 (LIV)Super Bowl Champion
2016, 2018, 2020All-Pro First Team
2018All-Pro Second Team
2016-2021Pro Bowl
2010sNFL All-Decade Team
2016PWFA All-Rookie Team
2014Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year (College)


Tyreek Hill NFL Records


Chiefs franchise records


  • Receptions in a season (111, 2021)

  • Receiving yards in a season (1,479, 2018)

  • Touchdown receptions in a season (15, 2020, tied with Dwayne Bowe)



Tyreek Hill Net Worth


Tyreek Hill’s net worth is estimated to be around $40 million. He signed a 3-year contract extension with the Chiefs in 2019, worth $54 million which included a guaranteed amount of $35 million. His four-year contract with the Miami Dolphins guarantees him $72.2 million and is set to raise his net worth substantially. To get a deeper understanding of Hill’s net worth, expenses and investments, check out this article.


Tyreek Hill Contract


Tyreek Hill has signed an expensive 4-year contract with the Miami Dolphins worth $120 million. He received a signing bonus of $25 million and got $52 million guaranteed during the signing. To get a more detailed breakdown of his contract, click here.

Tyreek Hill family


Hill was raised by his maternal grandparents. He has a rough upbringing and both his grandparents have been charged with criminal cases when he was growing up. Tyreek Hill was engaged to his long-time girlfriend Crystal Espinal in 2018. They have a son named Zev and twins Nakeem and Nyla. The pair broke up after child abuse and battery events by Tyreek.


He got together with Kymsley Jackson after that, and they have a son named Tyreek Hill Jr. He is currently dating a real estate agent named Keeta Vaccaro and he even proposed to her on the 4th of July, 2021. He has since moved on and is currently known to be dating influencer and Instagram model, Mary Isabel. To learn more about Isabel, check out this article.


Tyreek Hill Controversies


Tyreek Hill was first charged with domestic abuse for assaulting a then-pregnant girlfriend, Crystal Espinal. He was sentenced to three years of probation and an anger management course. This also led to his expulsion from Oklahoma State University and a fall down the pecking order of the 2016 NFL Draft.


In March 2019, Hill was investigated for child abuse for injuring his three-year-old son, who sustained a broken arm. He was however not convicted as no compelling evidence was found.


Popularly Asked Questions



Ans. Tyreek Hill has played for the Kansas City Chiefs and currently plays for the Miami Dolphins.



Ans. Tyreek Hill’s net worth is roughly $40 million.


Who has the most touchdowns in NFL history?


Ans. Jerry Rice has the most touchdowns with 208.



Ans. J.J. Taylor at 5 foot 5 inches is the shortest active NFL player.



Ans. Tyreek Hill is the highest-paid WR in the NFL currently.



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