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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Kyle Hill, WR, Saint Anselm College

Kyle Hill of Saint Anselm recently sat down with Jonathan Joyce of NFL Draft Diamonds

2018 Accolades & Statistics

  • 2018 NE10 Football Third Team Offense.
  • 49 rec – 566 yards – 11.55 YPR – 3 TDs.

What is your name?

  • Kyle Hill.

Where do you play College Football?

  • Saint Anselm College.

What position do you play?

  • Receiver, Slot receiver, PR, KR.

What is your height/weight?

  • 5’10″ 180 lbs.

Did you play any other sports growing up? If so, what were they?

  • I played a lot of basketball, won a state championship in high school.

Who is the toughest player you have competed against in College?

  • The toughest player I played against was #5 from LIU Post.

Are you listening to music before a game? If so, what?

  • I’m listening to some Shy Glizzy “Fully Loaded”, Meek Mill, or some Go-go music (it’s a DC and Maryland thing).

Do you have any superstitions before a game? If so, what are they?

  • I don’t like to read any messages or really be on my phone when I reach the facility.

Who is your role model & why?

  • I look up to my high school teammates who are in the NFL now like Zach Pascal, Marcus Allen, and Ryan Smith. I see how they made it and I want to do the same thing.

You are a Criminal Justice major with a minor in Sociology. What made you pursue those subjects?

  • I Like to be out in the community helping out everyone, and would pursue a career in mediation and arbitration.

While in College, what has been your favorite & least favorite class?

  • My favorite class was Conflict resolution with one of my favorite professors Peter Cordella. My least favorite class was probably Chinese religions and Christianity, I learned a lot but it got confusing at some points.

What made you choose Saint Anselm College?

  • I had a great relationship with the old head coach Patrick Murphy, and I knew I would have a chance to play immediately if I come ready.

Outside of Football, what has been your favorite experience while in College?

  • Just meeting a lot of people that you wouldn’t meet, I came to New Hampshire from Maryland that is a lot of different people.

Growing up, who was your favorite NFL Team & NFL player, & why?

  • I never had a favorite team but I rooted for the redskins because that’s whom my dad liked. And I really loved Antonio Brown and Julio jones just physical freaks with great ball skills; I wanted to play like that.

If you could be in any movie of your choice, what would it be & what character would you play?

  • I would be in those Marvel Avenger movies and I would probably play Iron Man, a rich man who grew into a leader.

If you could have dinner with three people, dead or alive, who are they?

  1. The Obamas.
  2. LeBron James.
  3. Michael Jackson.

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose & why?

  • I would meet Martin Luther King, he was such a significant part of the civil rights movement, and he was so smart, had courage, and the tenacity that I strive to have.

Who is your favorite superhero & why?

  • My favorite super hero is the Flash, he’s probably the strongest character because he can just go back in time and do whatever he would like.

What is your definition of hard work?

  • Being determined to finish whatever you do, and using what I learned from past challenges to overcome future hardships

What is the most unexpected lesson you learned while in College?

  • Move forward and never look back.

What is something you wish you could go back & tell yourself as a High School Freshman?

  • I would tell myself to move to receiver right now. But everything happens for a reason.

Why do you wear #2?

  • It’s not about the number to me; it’s about the player and what they stand for.

What is the best part of your hometown, Upper Marlboro, MD?

  • The DMV is great, great people, great food, and we breed the best athletes.

Who do you choose: Jordan, LeBron, Steph or Kobe? Why?

  • Jordan all the way but LeBron is right there, Kobe is after those guys, and Steph is defiantly crazy.

Are you a PS4 or Xbox One guy? What games are you playing right now?

  • I don’t play much game, I like to be out with the family, but I have played the Spider-Man game recently.

What has been your most memorable moment as a student-athlete?

  • Just all of the relationships with my teammates I have made, they will be forever my brothers.

If you could have three wishes granted, what would they be?

  1. I would want to end world hunger.
  2. I would wish for a lot of money to help my family.
  3. And my last wish would be another 3 wishes.

What is your hidden talent?

  • I can possibly be a great actor.

If there is a book written about Kyle Hill, what is the title?

  • “Kyle Hill: Never Settling.”

What are three things on your “Bucket List?”

  1. Play in the NFL.
  2. Travel the world.
  3. Go see killer whales in the wild.

Are you binge watching anything right now?

  • Shameless and Daredevil.

If you had one free hour each day, how would you choose to use it?

  • I would learn to play the piano.

If you could catch a TD from any NFL QB, past or present, who would it be & why?

  • I would catch a TD from Tom Brady, because it’s a real possibility right now and he’s thrown a touchdown to 71 different people so he doesn’t care who you are.

What are three words to give NFL scouts that define Kyle Hill?

  1. Versatile.
  2. Determined.
  3. Hard-working.

What is your inspiration?

  • Being able to provide for my family.

What current/former NFL player do you compare yourself to?

  • Sterling Shepard, Jarvis Landry, Golden Tate smaller guys with big guy mentalities.
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