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#17 Jacob Hillyer

Height 6-4
Weight 205 lbs.
Class RS Fr.
Hometown Somerset, Texas
High School Somerset

Hawk Item – – One of 13 seniors named to 2015 Leadership Group.

2015 Honors – – Team Hustle Award, offense . . . 2015 – – Played in all 14 games with eight starts . . . 16 receptions for 212 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 31-14 win over Illinois State as offense gained 431 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 38 yards vs. Illinois State, with a long of 20 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 31-17 win at Iowa State, but had no statistics as offense gained 260 net rushing yards and 475 yards total offense . . . started at wide receiver in 27-24 win over Pitt as offense gained 363 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 52 yards vs. Pitt, including a long of 32 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 62-16 win over North Texas, collecting two receptions for 22 yards as offense gained 488 yards total offense . . . started at wide receiver in 10-6 win at Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 29-20 win over Illinois, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 278 yards and gained 478 yards total offense . . . started at wide receiver in 40-10 win at Northwestern, recording one reception for eight yards as offense rushed for 294 yards and gained 492 yards total offense . . . saw action in 31-15 win over Maryland, recording two receptions for 15 yards, with a long of 12 yards . . . saw action in 35-27 win at Indiana as offense rushed for 234 yards and gained 467 yards total offense . . . set career-bests with four receptions for 53 yards at Indiana . . . saw action in 40-35 win over Minnesota, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 272 yards and gained 506 yards total offense . . . saw action in 40-20 win over Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 28-20 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . started at wide receiver in 16-13 loss to Michigan State, recording one reception for eight yards . . . started at wide receiver in 45-16 Rose Bowl loss to Stanford, recording two pass receptions for 16 yards.

2014 Honors – – Team Hustle Award, offense . . . 2014 – – Saw action in all 13 games, with four starts . . . recorded 11 receptions for 105 yards and one touchdown . . . saw action in 31-23 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 401 yards total offense . . . started at one of the three receiver positions in 31-23 win over Northern Iowa, recording one reception for nine yards as offense gained 401 yards total offense . . . saw action in 17-13 win over Ball State as offense gained 455 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 18 yards vs. BSU . . . saw action in 20-17 loss to Iowa State . . . started at wide receiver in 20-17 loss to Iowa State . . . one reception for 10 yards vs. ISU, which came on a fourth down conversion that led to a touchdown . . . saw action in 24-20 win at Pittsburgh . . . one reception for three yards at Pitt, helping complete final scoring drive for winning touchdown . . . saw action in 24-10 win at Purdue as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 35 yards at Purdue, with a long of 18 yards . . . saw action in 45-29 win over Indiana, recording one reception for six yards as offense gained 426 yards total offense . . . saw action in 38-31 loss at Maryland as offense gained 433 yards total offense . . . one reception for four yards at Maryland, a touchdown reception in the fourth quarter . . . also recovered Iowa’s onside kick in the fourth period that led to a field goal . . . saw action in 48-7 win over Northwestern, recording one reception for 12 yards as offense gained 483 yards total offense . . . started at wide receiver in 51-14 loss at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 30-14 win at Illinois, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 304 yards and gained 587 yards total offense . . . saw action in 26-24 loss to No. 14 Wisconsin, but had no statistics as offense gained 412 yards total offense against top-ranked defense in the nation . . . saw action in 37-34 overtime loss to Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . started at wide receiver in TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Tennessee, recording one reception for eight yards.

2013 – – Saw action in all 13 games . . . collected 11 receptions for 135 yards and two touchdowns . . . saw action in 30-27 opening loss to Northern Illinois, collecting two receptions for 12 yards . . . saw action in 28-14 win over Missouri State, recording one reception for seven yards as offense gained 491 yards total offense . . . also recorded one assisted tackle on special teams . . . saw action in 27-21 win at Iowa State as offense gained 378 yards total offense and rushed for over 200 yards in third straight outing . . . one reception at ISU was 26-yard scoring reception in third quarter for first career touchdown on a key third down conversion . . . saw action in 59-3 win over Western Michigan as offense gained 446 yards and rushed for over 200 yards in fourth straight game . . . one reception in win over WMU covered 21 yards and resulted second touchdown in two games . . . saw action in 23-7 win at Minnesota, recording one reception for 14 yards as offense gained 464 yards total offense and rushed for over 200 yards in fifth straight outing . . . saw action in 26-14 loss to Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 34-24 loss at Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 17-10 OT win over Northwestern, recording one reception for six yards . . . saw action in 28-9 loss to Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 38-14 win at Purdue, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 318 yards and gained 509 yards total offense . . . saw action in 24-21 win over Michigan, recording two receptions for 10 yards as offense gained 407 yards total offense . . . saw action in 38-17 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 21-14 Outback Bowl loss to LSU . . . two receptions for 39 yards vs. LSU, with a long of 23 yards and both resulting in third down conversions.

2012 – – Saw action in all 12 games, recording one reception for 15 yards and recording three tackles on special teams . . . saw action in 18-17 win over Northern Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 9-6 loss to Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-16 win over Northern Iowa, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 32-31 loss to Central Michigan as offense gained 430 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 31-13 win over Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 19-16 win at Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 38-14 loss to Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 28-17 loss at Northwestern, recording first reception of career for 15 yards . . . saw action in 24-21 loss at Indiana, recording one assisted tackle on special teams . . . saw action in 27-24 loss to Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 42-17 loss at Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 13-7 loss to Nebraska, recording one solo tackle.

2011 – – Redshirted.

High school honors – – First team all-state selection as a senior . . . named first team all-conference as a junior and senior . . . second team all-conference as a sophomore . . . Career – – Completed prep career with 180 receptions for 2,879 yards and 27 touchdowns . . . holds Somerset HS career records in all three categories . . . ranks second all-time in San Antonio area in career receiving yards and catches . . . led team to state quarterfinals in 2010 and bi-districts in 2008 . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . recorded 87 catches for 1,647 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior . . . had 72 catches for 1,024 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior . . . had 16 catches for 208 yards and one touchdown as a sophomore . . . earned letters in football, basketball and track . . . member of 4×400-meter relay team that holds school record with a time of 4:27.20 . . . ran third leg in 50.57.

Personal – – Born 12/17/91 . . . leisure studies major . . . parents are Jeanna and Lee-Roy Hillyer . . . high school coach was Sonny Detmer.