Bucs Snatch Hill From PackersNovember 13th, 2013
Rockstar general manager Mark Dominik has gone practice squad shopping and purchased rookie running back Michael Hill, the Bucs announced today.
Hill was an undrafted free agent who was on the Chargers practice squad, was signed away to the Packers active roster, and then landed back on the Packers practice squad.
Hill (5-10, 210) entered the league as a college free agent with San Diego this past offseason. He opened the season on the Chargers’ practice squad before being signed to the Packers’ active roster and playing in two games. He was placed on Green Bay’s practice squad on October 22.
A native of St. Joseph, Mo., Hill played collegiately at Missouri Western State and is the school’s all-time leading rusher, finishing his career with 828 carries for 4,969 yards and 35 touchdowns. He earned first-team Associated Press Little All-America and Daktronics All-America honors. As a senior Hill led the entire NCAA with 2,168 rushing yards.
It’s presumed that Hill immediately will become the Bucs’ No. 3 running back behind Brian Leonard and Bobby Rainey.
Joe hopes Hill proves better than the last Packers running back in Tampa, The Great Lumpkin.