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Leroy Hill

Hill on November 2, 2008
No. 56     Seattle Seahawks
Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: September 14, 1982 (1982-09-14) (age 27)
Place of birth: Haddock, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
College: Clemson
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 3 / Pick: 98
Debuted in 2005 for the Seattle Seahawks
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Tackles     329
Sacks     13.5
INTs     0
Stats at NFL.com

Leroy Hill, Jr.[1] (born September 14, 1982 in Haddock, Georgia) is an American football linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks. He played high school football in Milledgeville, GA for the Baldwin High School Braves. He was selected with the 34th pick of the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft out of Clemson University by the Seattle Seahawks.

Professional career

Injuries to starting veteran linebacker Jamie Sharper put him into the starting lineup in his rookie year, and he did very well, totaling 72 tackles and 7.5 sacks from the outside linebacker position. He and rookie middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu were two of the biggest contributors to the 2005 Seahawks squad that went to Super Bowl XL. He wears #56 for the Seahawks. In the 2009 offseason, Hill was tagged as the Seahawks franchise player. The Seahawks removed the franchise tag on Hill on April 26, 2009,[2] making him a free agent because the Seahawks drafted highly touted Wake Forest Linebacker Aaron Curry at number 4 overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. However, several days later, on April 30, 2009 Leroy Hill re-signed with the Seattle Seahawks on a 6-year 38 million dollar deal.

In January 2009, Hill was arrested in Atlanta, Georgia for marijuana possession after police found him passed out behind the wheel of his car at an intersection.[3]

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