FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Former Arkansas standout Madre Hill has been named to the 2015 Southeastern Conference Football Legends class, the league office announced Tuesday.
Hill is among 14 greats who will be honored at events surrounding the SEC Football Championship Game in Atlanta in December. The honor recognizes former SEC student-athletes who excelled on the gridiron and helped write the rich history of the sport at their respective institutions.
This year’s class includes All-Americans, All-SEC selections and Academic All-Americans as well as NCAA and SEC record holders. The group represents teams that won national and SEC championships and are represented in state, school and college football halls of fame.
One of the best running backs to come out of the state of Arkansas, Hill lettered at Arkansas in 1994-95 and 1998. He helped lead the Razorbacks to two SEC Western Division titles and the program’s first SEC Championship Game appearance in 1995 en route to earning first-team All-SEC honors.
Hill etched his name in the record books during his tenure. He rushed 541 times for 2,407 yards and 25 touchdowns, tied for the sixth-highest career total in school history. He is tied for 11th on Arkansas’ career 100-yard rushing games list with eight.
The Little Rock, Arkansas native also holds Razorback single-game records for rushing touchdowns with six against South Carolina in 1995 and rushing attempts with 45 against Auburn in 1995. That season he broke school records with 1,387 rushing yards and six 100-yard rushing games. His 15 rushing touchdowns from 1995 are tied for fifth on the Arkansas single-season list.
After his collegiate career, he played two seasons in the NFL, including Super Bowl XXXVII in 2002 with Oakland.
Hill is the 22nd Razorback selected as an SEC Football Legend.
The class will be honored at the 2015 SEC Football “Weekend of Champions” Dec. 4-5 in Atlanta. The annual SEC Legends Dinner presented by AT&T will be held Dec. 4 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta and the group will also be recognized prior to the SEC Football Championship Game, which will be held at the Georgia Dome on Sat., Dec. 5.