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Leroy Hill
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Hill on November 2, 2008
Free agent
Outside Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-09-14) September 14, 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth: Haddock, Georgia
High School: Milledgeville (GA) Baldwin
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
College: Clemson
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 3 / Pick: 98
Debuted in 2005 for the Seattle Seahawks
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles     511
Sacks     20.0
INTs     0
Stats at NFL.com

Leroy Hill, Jr.[1] (born September 14, 1982) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played high school football in Milledgeville, GA for the Baldwin High School Braves. He was selected with the 34th pick of the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft out of Clemson University by the Seahawks.

Professional careerEdit

Injuries to starting veteran linebacker Jamie Sharper put him into the starting lineup in his rookie year, and he did very well, totaling 72 tackles and 7.5 sacks from the outside linebacker position. He and rookie middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu were two of the biggest contributors to the 2005 Seahawks squad that went to Super Bowl XL. Hill was also named to the Pro Bowl roster that year but was unable to play due to an ankle injury. He wears #56 for the Seahawks. In the 2009 offseason, Hill was tagged as the Seahawks franchise player. The Seahawks removed the franchise tag on Hill on April 26, 2009,[2] making him a free agent because the Seahawks drafted highly touted Wake Forest Linebacker Aaron Curry at number 4 overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. However, several days later, on April 30, 2009 Leroy Hill re-signed with the Seattle Seahawks on a 6-year 38 million dollar deal.

LegalEdit

In January 2009, Hill was arrested in Atlanta, Georgia for marijuana possession after police found him passed out behind the wheel of his car at an intersection.[3] On April 11th, 2010 Hill was arrested for suspicion of domestic abuse in Issaquah, WA when he allegedly hit his girlfriend leaving "obvious injuries" according to the Issaquah Police Department. He was again arrested on February 24th, 2012 on a possession of marijuana charge, after a search warrant was served at his Buckhead residence. He was booked into the Atlanta City Jail. [4] But charges were dropped on March 5th, 2012 after a urine test taken after the arrest came up negative. [5]

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