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Three kids pushed Will Hill from Gators to NFL

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It was seemingly a foregone conclusion that Will Hill would leave collegiate eligibility on the table in order to make his way to the money-green pastures of the NFL.

While Florida has yet to officially confirm his decision, Hill told Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post that he is indeed making himself available for the April draft.

And, according to the safety, the reason for the early leap was simple — he has three children he needs to support financially.

“It took a while to come to that conclusion, but the thing that made me come out and try to go pro is I have a family,” Hill told the Post. “It’s a priority of mine to help my family. I have little ones to look after. I feel like this was best decision for me and them.”

Hill, who said Urban Meyer’s decision to retire also played a role in the decision, said he hopes to be taken in the first three rounds — with a pipe dream of the first round — although his draft stock took a hit with a subpar 2010 season.  The defensive back attributed his slip in play to injuries, while his coaches said during the year that he was underachieving.

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9 Responses to “Three kids pushed Will Hill from Gators to NFL”
  1. redgti2010 says: Jan 14, 2011 8:40 AM

    3 kids already? These athletes are so dumb

  2. gatorprof says: Jan 14, 2011 9:29 AM

    Hill is an all world talent, but needs to get his head straight to realize his potential. If he stops focusing on scoring more “jewels in the crown” and starts taking football seriously, he could be a nice catch for someone.

  3. secdominance says: Jan 14, 2011 9:34 AM

    I’m sure he isn’t the only person in the world with 3 kids

  4. drexelvol says: Jan 14, 2011 10:08 AM

    Three kids at what, 21? Dude needs to keep it in his pants.

  5. ssbxvm says: Jan 21, 2011 12:07 AM


  6. stealthjunk says: Jan 21, 2011 12:11 AM

    No, he doesn’t need to “keep it in his pants.” He just needs to learn how to wear a rubber and stop believing chicks when they tell him they’re on the pill.

  7. ditchdiver says: Jan 21, 2011 3:45 PM

    This says it all

  8. gville2008 says: Feb 13, 2011 12:33 AM

    yeah right !!! He has 3 boys, 2 from one and one from another girl, he dont pay child support or give them anything he dnt even call them at all to see how they are doing and the only reason he left UF is because he lost his football scholarship for bad grades….lol…everyone that knows this kid knows he is a clown

  9. willhillsbabymomma says: Jul 7, 2012 5:11 PM

    Excuse me & let me make this clear , I know will. For the past 6 years! He’s an asshole and would never change! & let me correct its 6 kids that he has and not 3 , I have 1 of 6 kids, & my son is 8 mnths & Mr.Hill hasn’t provide absolutely nothing for my son, with that being.g said I still give him the privilege to see his son & he takes it for granted, if he’s seen his son 10 x with in 8 months its alot , he has a couplekids out of his marriage, but stupid her for staying, MONEY isn’t worth my DIGNITY! I’ve done it alone for 8 months & I will continue! & his family is just the same, never been around so many fakes & phonies I. My whole entire life, not even his mom has stopped by to see her grandson & I would love Mr.hill to deny my son , I have the text to prove he got me pregnant on purpose!

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