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Leroy Hill is the first Clemson player, regardless of position, since 1999-2000 to earn first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors in consecutive years.
Hill joined fellow Tiger backers Randy Scott, Anthony Simmons, Keith Adams, Bubba Brown, Levon Kirkland, Jim Catoe and Ed McDaniel as Tiger linebackers to receive conference post-season honors more than once in a career.
Hill was an All-State selection at Baldwin (Haddock, Ga.) High, where he also earned All-Area and All-Conference honors in each of his final two years.
Hill was thrust right into the action as a true freshman at Clemson, recording 31 tackles (19 solos) in 135 plays during ten games in 2001.
The following year, Leroy led the special teams with 21 tackles, finishing with a total of 29 hits (16 solos) with a stop behind the line of scrimmage in only 47 plays for the season. Hill took over middle linebacker duties in 2003, leading the team with 145 tackles (110 solos), eight sacks, 27 stops behind the line of scrimmage, eight pressures and three interceptions. Only Keith Adams (35 in 1999) had more stops for losses in a season for the Tigers.
Hill continued to lead the Tigers as a senior, earning Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors after leading the team with 106 tackles (74 solos), eight sacks, 19 stops for losses and seven pressures in 2004. In 47 games with the Tigers, Hill started 24 times. He closed out his career with 311 tackles (219 solos), including 16 sacks for minus -minus-123 yards, 48 stops for losses of 182 yards and fifteen quarterback pressures.
Only Anthony Simmons (52, 1995-97), Keith Adams (54, 1998-2000), William Perry (60, 1981-84) and Michael Dean Perry (61, 1984-87) recorded more stops behind the line of scrimmage in school history than Leroy's 48.
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