|Full Name:||Tyreek Hill|
|Place of Birth:||Pearson, Georgia|
|Parents:||Derrick Shaw, Anesha Sanchez|
Tyreek Hill is a wide receiver in the National Football League who plays for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Hill has a background in track and field to go along with his football experience. So it is no surprise that he is one of the fastest players to ever take the field in the NFL.
Hill’s speed has helped his teams contend for Super Bowls on a regular basis, while he has filled highlight reels for years as a pro.
Tyreek Hill went to Coffee High School in Douglas, Georgia, despite being a native of Pearson, GA. While there, he was more of a track and field prospect than he was a potential football star.
Hill’s speed put him 1/100th of a second from breaking the national high school record in the 200m dash. He was named the Track and Field News’ high school athlete of the year in 2012 because of performances like that and was a USA Today All-American track and field selection in that same year.
Because of his track exploits, Hill was not a highly rated football recruit coming out of high school.
Tyreek Hill started his collegiate career running track and playing football for Garden City Community College. In his sophomore year, he racked up nearly 1,200 total yards between rushing and receiving yardage, and caught the attention of high-profile schools as a junior college transfer. He ended up playing his junior year at Oklahoma State University in the Big 12.
At Oklahoma State, Hill was a versatile player, who was able to return kicks and play on offense. He notched his first kick return for a score with the school against the Iowa State Cyclones, and later added another in the Cowboys’ rivalry game against the Oklahoma Sooners. But Hill was dismissed from the football team at Oklahoma State, due to a domestic violence arrest in December of 2014.
Hill finished his college career as a player for the University of West Alabama in 2015. There, he was used in the running game, as a receiver and as a returner. He scored six total touchdowns for the school in his final year of eligibility.
Tyreek Hill was drafted in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He went to the Kansas City Chiefs with the 165th overall pick in the draft.
As a rookie, Hill was electrifying, scoring 12 total touchdowns. Half of those touchdowns came as a receiver, though he also had three rushing touchdowns and three return touchdowns in his first season as a pro. He made the Pro Bowl in his rookie season as a return specialist and has made the Pro Bowl every year since.
Hill’s second year in the league saw him turn into more of a conventional receiving option than the versatile weapon he was used as in his rookie campaign. He saw his kick return attempts halved, but Hill caught 75 balls as a receiver, which was up from the 61 he hauled in as a rookie. Hill had 1,183 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns that season, earning another Pro Bowl invitation.
Hill’s third season may have been his best yet, as he flourished with Patrick Mahomes as his quarterback. Hill’s speed combined with Mahomes’ arm strength became one of the most dangerous combinations in all of football. Hill caught 87 balls in 2018 for 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns. He averaged 17 yards per catch for the season and added one rushing and one return touchdown.
The 2019 season saw Hill’s impact diminished somewhat, as he only played 12 games in the regular season. But Hill was a key contributor as the Chiefs managed to win the Super Bowl, with Hill earning his first championship as a football player.
The 2020 season has looked just as promising for Hill and the Chiefs, as he hauled in nine touchdowns in the first half of the season while working in Andy Reid’s offense.
Tyreek Hill signed a three-year, $54 million extension with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019. That extension was said to have come with a signing bonus of $5.9 million and $22.5 million in guaranteed money. In all, Hill is said to have a net worth of $24 million.
Endorsements are few and far between for Tyreek Hill, as some of his off-field issues have made him difficult to touch from a marketing perspective. He does have an endorsement deal with Grip Boost, a company that enhances the grip of gloves used by wide receivers on the football field.
Tyreek Hill is the son of Anesha Sanchez and Derrick Shaw. It is not clear as to whether or not Hill has any siblings. Hill is rumored to have a girlfriend, Sasha Lolani. Not much information has been made public about the pairing, and Lolani does not appear to be famous at this point in time. Hill does have a son from a previous relationship as well.