For the fourth consecutive year, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill has been named to the NFL’s Top 100 list. On Wednesday, Hill became the fourth Chiefs player added during the “The Top 100 Players of 2020” show aired by NFL Network. Hill came in at No. 22 for 2020, after being listed 19th in 2019, 40th in 2018 and 35th in 2017.
Hill, 26, was selected as a kick returner and running back out of West Alabama in the fifth round (165th overall) in the 2016 NFL draft.
As a kick and punt returner, Hill had an electric rookie season, accumulating 976 yards (along with three touchdowns) and leading the league in punt return average. That was enough for a Pro Bowl nod (and a first-team All Pro selection) for his first campaign. But in 2016, Hill also had 593 yards (and six touchdowns) as a receiver — along with 267 yards (and three more touchdowns) as a rusher.
In 2017, Hill eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards, making his second Pro Bowl appearance as a return specialist — despite earning just 204 yards on 25 punt returns. But in 2018, Hill broke through, gaining 1,479 yards (and scoring 12 touchdowns) on 87 receptions, getting his third Pro Bowl nod and his second All Pro selection — this time as a receiver.
Limited by injury to just 12 starts during 2019’s regular season, he amassed just 860 receiving yards (and seven touchdowns) on 58 catches. But halfway through the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LIV, Patrick Mahomes asked, “Do we have time to run Wasp?” Hill’s 44-yard reception on third-and-15 set up the first of three unanswered Chiefs touchdowns that turned a pending 20-10 defeat into a thrilling 31-20 victory.
Here is the 2020 schedule (all times Arrowhead Time):
Tuesday, July 28: 40-31 at 7 p.m., 30-21 at 8 p.m. and 20-11 at 9 p.m.
Wednesday, July 29: 10-6 at 7 p.m. 5-1 at 8 p.m.
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