It hasn’t been the best season for Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill, but perhaps he has figured something out.
Expected to provide the offense with a downfield threat, Hill has instead been anonymous in most games, other than when he’s dropped passes.
Still, he entered Saturday’s game against Duke as the team’s leading receiver with 12 catches for 165 yards. It appeared things were going to get off to a rocky start for him against the Blue Devils when he was flagged for blocking in the back on Tech’s first series. The penalty, which looked like a bad call, wiped out a 40-yard touchdown run by Anthony Allen.
But Hill bounced back later in the game, catching a 79-yard touchdown pass that cemented Tech’s victory and bowl eligibility.
“I’ve had a pretty bad year, but it’s all right,” Hill, a 6-foot-5 speedster, said. “We’re looking forward now.”
This week’s game against rival Georgia has special significance for Hill. After he committed to Tech in 2008, Georgia made a late