Texas A&M Football: Top 10 Running Backs in Aggie History

5 Sep 1992: Running back Greg Hill of the Texas A
5 Sep 1992: Running back Greg Hill of the Texas A /
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Mandatory Credit: Joe Patronite / Allsport
Mandatory Credit: Joe Patronite / Allsport /

Greg Hill stepped on campus in the fall of 1991 trying to fill the shoes of the school’s all-time leading rusher.  He did not disappoint rushing for 212 yards against LSU.  He would finish with 1,216 yards which would stand as an Aggie record for freshman until Johnny Manziel would break the record in 2012.  Hill would rush for 100 yards six times and finish with a tremendous 5.1 yards per carry.  That ’91 team would finish 10-2 after tough losses to Tulsa in week two and Florida State in a bitterly cold Cotton Bowl.

Hill and the 1992 team knew they would be good, the one question mark was at the quarterback position with starter Bucky Richardson gone to the NFL.  They were preseason ranked No. 7 and raced out to 12-0 record.  Hill would lead the offense with 1,339 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns.  He would eclipse the 100 yard mark eight times.  The only thing that stood in the way of a potential national championship was Notre Dame.  The offense had finally broken out scoring 34 or more points in six of their final seven games, but the Irish were too strong in Dallas as they held the Aggies to just three points due in part to Hill being suspended for the game.

The 1993 team again had high expectations, the problem facing them was he would also be suspended for the first four games following the NCAA investigation from the previous year.  In just seven games, Hill rushed for 707 yards.  Being a freshman that year (working as an equipment manager), I wonder what would’ve happened if he was eligible to play in the bowl game and the Oklahoma game in ’93.

Hill would finish with 3,262 career rushing yards and 36 career touchdowns with 33 coming on the ground.

He would be drafted 25th overall in the 1994 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.