San Francisco 49ers Select Jason Hill in Third Round of 2007 NFL Draft
April 28, 2007
PULLMAN, Wash. - Jason Hill, a three-time All-Pacific-10 Conference selection and Washington State University's all-time leader in touchdown receptions and receiving yards, was selected in the third round of the 2007 National Football League draft Saturday by his hometown team, the San Francisco 49ers. Hill, the only Cougar selected during the first day of the 2007 NFL Draft, was the 76th player drafted and the 12th in the third round.
Hill, a San Francisco, Calif. native, is the first Cougar wide receiver to be drafted since Devard Darling was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round (82nd overall pick) of the 2004 NFL Draft.
In 2006 Hill led WSU with seven receiving touchdowns, to go with 41 catches for 600 yards. Hill missed the final two games after suffering a high ankle sprain late in the first half against Arizona. Following his final season Hill was named the Cougars Co-Offensive MVP and participated in the 2007 Senior Bowl, where he caught a seven-yard touchdown pass from Ohio State's Troy Smith to cap a 27-0 North victory.
Hill is the Cougars' all-time leader in receiving yards (2,704) and touchdown receptions (32), tied for second in Pac-10 history in the latter category. Hill is also second in receptions at WSU with 148. He caught a touchdown pass in four straight games in 2006 and had a season-high 121 yards receiving, including the lone Cougar touchdown, in a 13-6 win at Oregon State. Hill also owns the top two single-season marks for touchdown receptions, posting back-to-back seasons of 13 and 12 in 2005 and 2004, respectively.