RB Brian Hill - Atlanta Falcons

6-1, 219Born: 11-9-1995College: WyomingDrafted: Round 5, pick 2017

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2019 Week 7 vs LAR (5 / 11 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

He earned about five yards on second and long late in the third quarter, breaking a tackle to his legs on the play. He earned another four yards on an I formation gap play during the following drive late in the third quarter. He caught a short pass up the left sideline for a first down at the end of the third quarter. To open the fourth quarter, Fowler penetrated the backfield past the fullback and stuffed Hill for a loss of six.

2019 Week 8 vs SEA (3 / 29 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

He earned a score on a toss play with a 23-yard run in the third quarter with a nice block by Austin Hooper to seal the outside. Hill got stuffed for a couple of gains but missed the A-gap blitz by Bobby Wagner during a drive late in the third quarter while trying to work through the play-fake as the blitzer arrived.

2019 Week 10 vs NO (20 / 61 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 10 / 1 rec)

After a pair of penalties that forced Atlanta outside the Saints' 15, Hill took an attempt up the middle on trap and was stuffed for no more than a yard. Hill earned seven yards up the middle. The Saints stuffed Hill early in the third quarter on a pair of runs from shotgun. Hill earned 15 yards on a misdirection toss and then finished with a leap over the safety for another 3-4 yards at the sideline. He powered his way for four yards up the middle on the next snap. Hill earned an open look from the left flat after the linebacker stumbled to the ground on third and eight. Hill worked the sideline for the score from 10 yards out. He earned 12 nearly untouched around left end to begin a fourth-quarter drive and up by 11. He pushed his way for another three yards after getting stuffed at the line of scrimmage on the next play. Hill pushed through contact again for another five yards a few plays later.

2019 Week 11 vs CAR (15 / 30 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Replacing Devonta Freeman as the starter, Hill earned minimal gains during the first three quarters of this game due to constant penetration from Carolina defense. He began from the I-formation to begin the game and Kenjon Barner replaced him in a second-and-long passing situation. Hill lost a yard up the middle to begin Atlanta's second series. On the next play, he took a check-down up the seam and split a pair of linebackers for eight yards before exiting the game on third and short. Hill struggled through penetration two plays later for a gain of one. Once again, Atlanta tried to ram Hill up the middle for the third consecutive time to begin a drive and only earned a yard. Hill took the ball off left guard on the next play for four yards, fighting through contact to push for the gain. Hill pushed his way for three yards up the middle on a second-and-four midway through the second quarter. Early in the fourth quarter, Hill once again took an I-formation run up the middle that Carolina was ready for with penetration that tripped Hill up for no gain. Hill earned 3-4 up the middle in the fourth quarter and then bounced out a second-and-seven play to right end for 11 yards to get inside the Carolina 5. Hill then spun off two tackles and pushed his way to the Carolina one. Hill made a nice cut for the score on the next play but a questionable holding call nullified the carry.

2019 Week 12 vs TB (9 / 14 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 13 / 0 rec)

He appeared to have a cutback lane he missed on a shotgun run towards left tackle for no gain. Atlanta once again ran towards left end from shotgun and the front side took on enough penetration from the defense to limit Hill--this time, a yard. Hill earned three yards up the middle on a first-down run during the second series. Hill began a second-quarter drive with a six-yard gain up the middle after avoiding middle linebacker Devin White in the original crease, sliding to his left for the majority of the yardage. On the next play, Hill took a toss to the left and pushed through the secondary at the edge for another five yards and the first down. He earned six yards on a short pass where he spun off a hit in the middle of the field but could not reach the sideline or the first-down marker on a third down with 20 seconds in the half. Hill lost a yard on a toss play to the left midway through the third quarter, trying to cut inside after the defense stretched out the blockers where help was waiting. Hill earned five yards over the middle on a third and long, setting up a field goal.

2019 Week 13 vs NO (4 / 13 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)

He earned snaps in the red zone offense during the third series but didn't earn the ball. He bent a run to the backside near midfield during the middle of the second quarter for a six-yard gain. He then made a strong stop-start move off left guard on the next play for another nine yards. On the next play, Alonso earned a free alley on a run blitz outside the Atlanta double team and dropped Hill for a three-yard loss. Hill later cut the linebacker blitzing inside and hustled back to his feet to present himself as a target for the catch and run that earned a first down across midfield. Hill earned short gains in the middle of the fourth quarter as a check-down option over the middle. Hill plucked a low throw off the turf on a check-down to earn a first down late in the game to get Atlanta across midfield.

2019 Week 14 vs CAR (9 / 62 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

He spelled Freeman in this game and earned a first-down on his first carry behind right guard for 5-6 yards and then bounced outside the right side for nine more on the next play. Hill plowed up the middle for seven yards to lead off a drive midway through the fourth quarter and earned a first down off the left side while Atlanta ran down the clock with a 20-point lead. He took Atlanta inside the five on a toss play to the right side to get inside the five and scored on the next play up right guard. Hill also supplied excellent pass protection multiple times in the second half.

2019 Week 15 vs SF (1 / 16 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

He entered the game late in the second quarter to spell Freeman and earned a toss play for 16 yards to get Atlanta across midfield.

2019 Week 16 vs JAX (7 / 66 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

He recovered a fumble on Atlanta's first kickoff of the game inside the Jaguars' 25. Hill made one more cut than he should have on his first carry for a short gain up the middle during the third drive for Atlanta. Hill bounced the next run to the right edge thanks to good blocks by Austin Hooper and Justin Gage for a first down and a gain across midfield later in the drive. He pushed his way for two more off left guard on the next carry. Gage converted a slant for a 13-yard gain against tight coverage from a bunch set on a third-down midway through the second quarter to get Atlanta across midfield once again. Hill's standout play on special teams continued in the second quarter when he worked into position to down a punt at the Jacksonville one with about five minutes left. Hill then downed another punt inside the Jacksonville two, midway through the third quarter. Hill earned 12 yards with a nice cutback behind the left side of the line and finished strong at the end of the run with good pad level late in the third quarter. Hill earned 18 yards up the middle on a cutback inside rookies Chris Lindstrom and Kaleb McGary at end the third quarter, nearly breaking into open field if not for cornerback A.J. Boye's tackle. Hill worked the cutback inside Lindstrom on the next play for another 18 and set it up with another nice press to the line of scrimmage. He followed up with a twisting run through contact up the middle to get inside the Jaguars' three for at least seven yards.

2019 Week 17 vs TB (5 / 21 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

He began the second half with a toss left where he outran the penetration and worked to the corner for a short gain. Hill earned seven up left guard midway through the fourth quarter to get across midfield. He followed up with another confident burst through a wrap for a first down and gain of at least 10.

2018 Week 14 vs GB (1 / 5 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

He earned a first down on a short run in the fourth quarter--his first playing time of the season in the middle of the fourth quarter.

2018 Week 16 vs CAR (8 / 115 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

He earned a short gain up the middle for two yards in the red zone against no openings in the Carolina defense during the first drive. Once again, Hill got hemmed in up the middle during the drive and had to slowly find a bounce-out for a short gain from the Carolina three to set up a third and goal. He didn't earn more than a yard on a second-down run later in the third quarter while Coleman earned a breather. Hill made a nice bounce to right guard and then cut back against the grain to the left flat and up the sideline for a strong gain but then punched Kareem Jackson with a stiff-arm to the head as he left the boundary. He then had to strong runs up the left side of the line, including a play into the flat where he hurdled a defender. However, he fumbled the ball during the hurdle and Carolina recovered. Atlanta continued using Hill during the following series.

2018 Week 17 vs TB (8 / 30 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

He entered the game on the fifth play of the first drive. A play later, he ran hard for three yards, getting hit near the line of scrimmage in the hips. A holding call nullified the play. Hill caught a 2nd and 18 pass in the shallow flat and broke three tackles to push his way for a 9-yard gain. However another penalty put Atlanta into a 3rd and 24. Ryan ran hard up right guard for 11 yards and finished hard on the safety but a holding penalty on the right tackle nullified the play and really was the reason Hill found the cutback. The Buccaneers swarmed Brian Hill on a shotgun delay for a short loss on second and long in the third quarter. Hill got stood up left end inside Atlanta's 25 late in the third quarter. He only earned a yard up the middle on second and three but had to fight through two defenders penetrating into the backfield. He earned 12 yards off left end with a nice cutback inside the flat defender for the first down late in the game. Two plays later, Hill earned nine yards with a strong finish on a pitch to the right.

2017 Week 16 vs DET (4 / 17 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 34 / 0 rec)

When Joe Mixon left early with an injury, Hill received some chances as the primary backup to Giovani Bernard. He broke a tackle near the line of scrimmage and rumbled for 12 yards on his first carry of the game. Made an awkward looking catch on a short out route but was able to keep his feet and accelerate through traffic for a 34-yard gain.