27  Shaka Hill
Shaka Hill

RS Senior

Nashville, TN

High School:
Goodpasture HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 253

Defensive End


A veteran inside linebacker who has lettered for three seasons with the Tigers ... Became a starter during the 2002 season when injuries depleted the linebacker corps ... Was moved to defensive end in the spring of 2004 and worked with David McNair ... 2003: Was moved to defensive end for the 2003 season and participated in the season-opening win over Tennessee Tech ... Had two tackles against the Golden Eagles ... Had two tackles in the Southern Miss game in Hattiesburg ... Logged a single tackle in the win over Arkansas State ... Also had one tackle to his credit in the Mississippi State contest ... Registered two tackles in the Conference USA road win over Houston ... Had two tackles in the road victory over Tulane in the Superdome ... Was credited with two tackles in the Tigers win over Louisville ... Registered one tackle in the win over Cincinnati ... Made a big contribution in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl when he forced a fumble on a kickoff that gave the Tigers the ball at the North Texas eight yard line ... Play led to a field goal for Memphis ... Finished the season with 13 tackles and one forced fumble ... Spent the spring working with Robert Douglas at the "sam" linebacker slot ... 2002: Had his best season as a Tiger in 2002 ... Appeared in 12 games for Memphis and was the starter at inside linebacker in the final four contests of the year ... Finished the year as the team's seventh-leading tackler despite starting just four games ... Opened the season with a single tackle against Murray State and had one tackle in the Ole Miss contest ... Tallied four solo tackles in the Southern Mississippi game and added three hits in the win over Tulane ... Logged four tackles against UAB and had his first career pass interception which he returned for 10 yards ... Credited with five tackles and his first tackle for lost yardage of the season against Mississippi State ... Contributed seven tackles, one forced fumble and one pass break-up in the Cincinnati game and added four tackles in the Houston game which was his first career start ... Tallied a season and career-high nine tackles against USF and picked up eight in the win over Army ... Closed the 2002 campaign with six tackles in the TCU contest ... Season line read 53 total tackles, one tackle for loss and one forced fumble ... 2001: Lettered in 2001 as a backup for Demorrio Shank ... Appeared in all 11 games of the 2001 season ... Began to make progress at middle linebacker after spending the 2000 season as a fullback ... Worked at middle linebacker and was a member of the Tiger special teams ... Had his first career tackle in the Mississippi State game ... Had two solo tackles in the Tigers' win over UT-Chattanooga ... Increased that figure to three tackles in the USF victory ... Had two stops in the Louisville contest and was credited with five hits in the win over Southern Mississippi, including four solos ... After having three tackles against Houston, had a season-high 10 tackles against East Carolina, including six solo tackles ... Registered one tackle in the UAB contest and was credited with two tackles against Tennessee in Knoxville ... Saw his most extended duty in the season finale against Cincinnati and had three tackles ... Finished the 2001 season as the team's 11th-leading tackler despite not starting a game ... Was credited with 35 tackles, one tackle for lost yardage (-4) and one pass break up in 2001... Suffered an injured hamstring the first week of spring practice and missed several days on contact work ... Played fullback in the Blue-Gray game and had eight carries for 25 yards ... Averaged 3.3 yards per attempt ... 2000: Came to the Tigers as one of the top prep signees for 2000 ... Was redshirted during the fall of 2000 ... Worked as a fullback with the Tiger offense ... Demonstrated a powerful running style ... Spent the fall with the offensive scout team and worked against the number one defense throughout the fall of 2000 ... Was impressive running the ball in several freshman scrimmages held during the latter part of the season ... Prep: Committed to the Tigers after being one of the most heavily recruited players in the state ... Listed in Super Preps Magazine as one of the top recruits in the state of Tennessee ... Has 4.6 speed in the 40-yard dash ... Rushed for over 600 yards and scored nine touchdowns in leading Goodpasture High School to the state 2A title in 1999 ... Was credited with 96 total tackles, including 69 solo stops, 23 assisted hits, four tackles for lost yardage and three quarterback sacks as a linebacker ... Was named to the TSSAA All-State team as a linebacker as well as the Associated Press All-State team ... Was a first team All-Region 4-2A selection and was named the 1999 Region 4-2A Defensive MVP for 1999 ... Was named the Lawrenceburg Middle Tennessee Quarterback Club Player of the Year ... Was voted the Mid-State Defensive Player of the Year for 1999 ... Was named the 1998 runner-up for the Mr. Football Award ... Was named to the all-state team in 1999 as a linebacker ... Listed by Rivals100.com as one of the Southeast Top 100 Recruits and was rated as the 73rd-best linebacker in the nation ... Career totals read 2,547 yards rushing and 32 touchdowns ... Defensive career statistics were 96 tackles, 30 assisted stops, nine tackles for lost yardage, three quarterback sacks and one blocked kick ... Benched 360, squatted over 430 and has power cleaned over 300 pounds ... Visited Tennessee in December of 1999 and was recruited by Michigan, Georgia Tech and Ole Miss ... Played for coach David Martin ... Is the son of Lester Lyle and Carolyn Hill ... Born: 1/15/81.

Tackles	G/S 	UT 	AT 	Tot. 	FR 	Int 	TFL	Sack
2000				Did Not Play
2001	11/0	25	10	35	0	0	1-4	0-0
2002	12/4	37	16	53	0	1	1-2	0-0
2003	13/0	7	6	13	0	0	0-0	0-0
2004 12/0 3 1 4 0 0 0-0 0-0 Totals 48/4 72 33 105 0 1 2-6 0-0
HILL'S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: 10 vs East Carolina (`01) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 6 vs East Carolina (`01) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 4 vs East Carolina (`01) & USF (`02) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: 1 vs E. Carolina (`01) & Miss State (`02) Most Pass Breakups/Game: 1 vs UT-Chattanooga (`01) Most Pass Interceptions/Game: 1 vs UAB (`02) Most Interception Return Yards/Game: 10 vs UAB (`02)
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