Texas A&M football: 30 greatest players of all-time

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Greg Hill, Texas A&M Aggies
Greg Hill, Texas A&M Aggies. Mandatory Credit: Joe Patronite /Allsport /

Stats – 631 carries, 3,262 yards, 33 rushing touchdowns; 30 receptions, 289 yards, three touchdowns

Accolades – Consensus All-Southwest Conference in 1991, All-Southwest Conference in 1992 and 1993.

Team signature moment – Won the SWC title in all three seasons Hill was on the team

Greg Hill was one of the more dynamic runners in Texas A&M history, and that’s saying something. He hit the ground running, literally, rushing for 212 yards against the LSU Tigers, which is still the record for most rushing yards in a player’s first game.

Hill would go on to be named a consensus All-SWC running back in 1991 with 1,216 rushing yards, which set a school and conference record for rushing yards by a freshman.

Hill wasn’t done. He then rushed for 1,339 yards as a sophomore in the 1992 season and was again named to the All-SWC team. He was also named a Second-Team All-American for his efforts. He was the fastest to reach 2,000 rushing yards in Southwest Conference history. He only played seven games in 1993, but was still named to the All-Southwest Conference team.

The Aggies had one of their best stretches in school history, winning the Southwest Conference title all three years Hill was on campus. He was a big reason for that.

Hill would go on to be the No. 25 overall pick in the 1994 NFL Draft, one of three Aggies that went in the first round that year, picked by the Kansas City Chiefs. Hill wouldn’t see as much success in the NFL as he did in college, but he had a nice six-year run at the highest level.