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Syracuse Football: Get To Know Your Orange Man - #97 Macauley Hill

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Bonus Orangemen!  So here's the story...we started doing this at the beginning of the summer, then a bunch of new walk-ons got added to the roster mid summer, and we'd already passed their numbers, so the last few profiles are the guys we've missed.  The mystery men of Syracuse football, as it were.  Click here for the rest of the Orangemen.

Position:  Wide Receiver

Year:  Freshman

Height:  6'0"

Weight:  198

Hometown:  Port Huron, MI

High School:  Port Huron Northern

2010 Stats:  As a high school senior, Hill hauled in 36 receptions for 698 yards and 13 or 14 TDs. Multiple links I've found have differing TD numbers.  Either way, not bad at all.

2011 Projections:  I haven't heard much about him.  I don't expect him to see the field this year.

How'd He Get Here?:  Hill had a scholarship to D-2 Northwood University, but decided to give D-1 a shot instead, and was asked to walk-on at SU by our coaching staff.

Recruiting Sites?:  Nothing here.

Money Quote:  On turning down the D-2 scholarship offer:

"I think I would regret it later in life knowing I could have tried Division I."

Links of Wonder:  Macauley Hill Walks on as Syracuse

Doug Marrone Thinks:  We all know how Doug feels about walk-ons.  I'm sure he shares the same adoration for Macauley.

Interesting Nugget O'Interest:  Hill didn't play football until last year, making that nearly-700 yard, 13 (14?  can we get a clarification?) TD season all the more impressive.  

Let Us Get a Good Look Atchya: 

Macauley Hill #12 -midseason highlights 2010 (via MacauleyHill12)

Here is a project about the evolution of football that Hill, Oliver Vigille and Eric Crume did for WRT104 (after seeing the end, we might need to go back and edit a few money quotes)...

Change of the american game (via MacauleyHill12)