Michigan’s Hill gets the most of his 2 yards rushing

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News
Michigan fullback Khalid Hill, right, photobombs teammate Jabrill Peppers, left, and Rutgers' Ahmir Mitchell as the two take a photo together after the game. Mitchell is a former Michigan receiver who transferred to Rutgers.

Piscataway, N.J. — Michigan fullback Khalid Hill is what you might call efficient at his craft.

He had two carries for 2 yards and two touchdowns in a 78-0 rout of Rutgers on Saturday night.

Through six games this season, Hill, who moved to fullback from tight end in the spring, has 13 carries for 21 yards and seven rushing touchdowns.

“If you would have told me last year I would have touchdowns and do what I’m doing right now, it would seem farfetched,” Hill said after the game. “To be able to do it, and doing it now is amazing.”

He said he is confident every time he’s asked to enter a game and get that key yard at the goal line.

“I feel like that’s my job, especially when you get to the goal-line area,” Hill said. “Coach (Jim) Harbaugh calls my number, if he does, it’s my job to go in there and get that 1 yard. It’s what I do.”

Hill also had two catches for 19 yards and a touchdown against the Scarlet Knights. Hill scored on an 11-yard reception from backup quarterback John O’Korn in the third quarter to give Michigan a 50-0 lead. It was his first touchdown reception of the season.

“They want to use me, spread me out wide, do whatever, I’m willing to do it,” Hill said. “I want to be a versatile player.”