Rivals.com has named Wisconsin running back P.J. Hill the national Freshman of the Year in college football.

Hill, the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and a first-team all-conference pick, also was named a third-team All-American by Rivals.com.

Hill leads the Big Ten and ranks fifth nationally in rushing yards per game (127.8).  He also leads the conference in all-purpose yards with 144.2 per game (No. 8 nationally) and scoring with 8.0 points per game (tied for 17th nationally).

Hill, a native of East Elmhurst, New York, has rushed for 1,533 yards and 15 touchdowns on 292 carries.  He also has caught 18 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown.


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