Madre Hill named to 2017 UA Sports Hall of Honor Class

Courtesy -- Arkansas Communications

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas announced its nine inductees into the UA Sports Hall of Honor Thursday with former running back Madre Hill being one of those inductees.

The Malvern High School product was a three-time Southeastern Conference letterman from 1994-95 and also in 1998. Hill also led the Razorbacks to their first SEC Championship Game appearance in 1995.

He was a first-team All-SEC selection in 1995 later was named to the Arkansas All-Decade Team and as an SEC Legend. 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 ninth on Arkansas’ career 100-yard rushing games with eight.

Hill also holds Arkansas 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 Hogs single-season list.

The 1998 team captain helped the Razorbacks to a share of the SEC Western Division title making him a part of two SEC Western Division Championship teams.

The Cleveland Browns drafted Hill in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL draft and played three seasons in the NFL with a stint with the Oakland Raiders in 2002, including an appearance in Super Bowl XXXVII. Hill now is fourth generation overseer of a family owned and operated company, RazorClean Inc., a management, contracting and supply company.

“Congratulations to these nine outstanding Razorbacks on their selection to the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor,” said Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long. “Since our program began, thousands of Razorback student-athletes have competed for the University of Arkansas. This year’s inductees are among the best to ever put on a Razorback uniform. As the Razorback family, we cheered them on to those successes and this fall we will celebrate the legacy they have left behind.”

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