Oklahoma State’s Justice Hill isn’t too concerned about being a running back featured in an air-raid spread offense.
“In order to pass the ball, you have to be able to run the ball,” Hill said at the NFL Combine. “For our offense, I was getting a first down and getting positive yards. I tried to move the chains as much as possible and tried to get in the end zone as much as possible.”
And in his three years at OSU Hill did just that. As a true freshman he broke Bills Hall of Fame Running Back Thurman Thomas’ record for rushing yards in a season with 1,142.
By the time his career wrapped up, Hill joined Thomas, Barry Sandyer and Terry Miller as the only four players in Oklahoma State history to average at least 100 rushing yards per game in their careers.
“You grew up as a kid, you watched those guys, you see they got Gold Jackets now,” added Hill. “I was going out there and doing some of the things they did and did some things better it’s crazy to think about.”
According to analysts, isn’t expected to hear his named called until Day 3 of the NFL Draft. Whichever team takes a chance on the running back will get an explosive, elusive back that can help in the air, the ground and with special teams.
“My versatility. I just make plays,” he said. “Everytime I touch the ball just want to be able to make a play every time I touch it.”