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Joe Hills

WR

#81
    • 10/02/1987
    • 5
    • 6.4
    • 220
  • Tennessee State
  • Palmetto, FL

Signed with the Tennessee Titans (NFL) as an undrafted free agent on July 25, 2011 before his release in September...Began his AFL career with the Spokane Shock during the 2012 season...Spent time with the Jacksonville Sharks...A three-time All-Arena selection...Earned 2016 Under Armour Offensive Player of the Year and Cutters Receiver of the Year honors...Assigned to the Storm on January 9, 2017.

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Highlights: GP/GS – 9/9…Returns to the Storm after spending the past two season with the Jacksonville Sharks...Has a receiving touchdown in 77 consecutive regular season games...Second fastest receiver in League history to reach 200 receiving touchdowns (75 Games)...Has 3+ receiving touchdowns in 12 of the last 14 games played...Has a scored 3+ or more touchdowns in a game 45 times...4/8 at CLE: Started at WR...Caught seven passes for 53 yards and three touchdowns...4/15 vs. PHI: Started at WR...Caught five passes for 62 yards and a touchdown...4/22 vs. CLE: Started at WR...Led the team with 15 receptions for 141 yards and four touchdowns...5/7 at BAL: Started at WR...Led the team with 13 catches for 126 yards and four touchdowns...5/13 at WAS: Started at WR...Caught nine passes for 85 yards and three touchdowns...5/20 vs. WAS: Started at WR...Caught 11 passes for 123 yards and three touchdowns...6/3 vs. BAL: Started at WR...Caught 10 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns...6/10 vs. WAS: Started at WR...Caught 13 passes for 124 yards and three touchdowns...6/17 at PHI: Started at WR...Caught 12 passes for 161 yards and four touchdown...7/1 vs. WAS:  7/8 at CLE:  7/15 at BAL:  7/22 vs. CLE:  8/5 at PHI:

2016 Jacksonville Sharks Highlights:  GP/GS – 16/16...Earned 2016 Under Armour Offensive Player of the Year, Cutters Receiver of the Year and All-Arena honors...4/2 at LAK:  Started at WR...Caught nine passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns...4/11 at PHI: Started at WR...Caught nine passes for 14 yards and four touchdowns...4/18 vs. ORL: Started at WR...Led the game with 11 receptions for 124 yards and three touchdowns...4/23 vs. ARI: Started at WR...Caught 10 passes for 97 yards and four touchdowns...5/1 at TAM: Started at WR...Caught seven passes for 135 yards and a touchdown...5/7 at CLE: Started at WR...Caught 14 passes for 131 yards and four touchdowns...5/21 vs. POR: Started at WR...Caught eight passes for 114 yards and four touchdowns...5/27 at ORL: Started at WR...Led all receivers with 15 catches for 173 yards and eight touchdowns...6/4 vs. PHI: Started at WR...Caught 13 passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns...6/11 at TAM: Started at WR...Caught seven passes for 68 yards and four touchdowns...6/18 vs. ORL: Started at WR...Caught 10 passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns...6/25 vs. CLE: Started at WR...Caught 14 passes for 157 yards and five touchdowns...7/9 at ARI: Started at WR...Caught 11 passes for 170 yards and five touchdowns...7/16 at POR: Started at WR...Caught eight passes for 96 yards and three touchdowns...7/23 vs. LAK: Started at WR...Caught eight passes for 69 yards and three touchdowns...7/30 vs. TAM: Started at WR...Caught seven passes for 92 yards and four touchdowns...PLAYOFFS:  GP/GS – 2/2...8/6 at ORL: Started at WR...Caught 11 passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns...8/14 at PHI: Started at WR...Caught 13 passes for 142 yards and five touchdowns.

2015 Jacksonville Sharks Highlights:  GP/GS – 18/18... 3/28 at NOV: Started at WR...Caught 11 passes for 90 yards and five touchdowns...4/3 vs. ORL: Started at WR...Caught four passes for 40 yards and a touchdown...4/12 at PHI: Started at WR...Caught 10 passes for 79 yards and three touchdowns...4/17 vs. SJS: Started at WR...Led all receivers with 14 receptions for 155 yards and a touchdown...4/24 vs. LVO: Started at WR...Caught 12 passes 113 yards and three touchdowns...5/2 at TAM: Started at WR...Caught two passes for 17 yards and a touchdown...5/9 at CLE: Started at WR...Caught 10 passes for 92 yards and a touchdown...5/16 vs. PHI: Started at WR...Caught nine passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns...5/23 at NOV: Started at WR...Caught nine passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns...5/31 at LAK: Started at WR...Caught seven passes for 59 yards and a touchdown...6/6 vs. ORL: Started at WR...Caught seven passes for 60 yards and two touchdowns...6/12 at TAM: Started at WR...Caught nine passes for 126 yards and six touchdowns...6/27 vs. CLE: Started at WR...Caught five passes for 32 yards and a touchdown...7/11 at POR: Started at WR...Caught 10 passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns...7/18 vs. PHI: Started at WR...Caught six passes for 115 yards and three touchdowns...7/25 vs. TAM: Started at WR...Caught four passes for 36 yards and two touchdowns...8/1 at ORL: Started at WR...Caught 13 passes for 176 yards and five touchdowns...8/8 vs. NOV: Started at WR...Caught eight passes for 97 yards and a touchdown...PLAYOFFS: GP/GS – 3/3…8/15 at ORL: Started at WR...Caught 10 passes for 88 yards and four touchdowns...8/23 at PHI: Started at WR...Caught five passes for 55 yards and five touchdowns...8/29 vs. SJS: Started at WR...Caught nine passes for 133 yards and four touchdowns.

2014 Tampa Bay Storm Highlights: GP/GS – 14/13…Made his 2014 Storm debut 4/11 at Jacksonville…Has caught a touchdown in 34 consecutive games played…Leads the team with 35 receiving touchdowns…Third in the league in points per game (16.5) and sixth in scoring TDs with 35...3/14 vs. NOV: Not on roster…3/21 at SAT: Not on roster…3/29 vs. ORL: Not on roster…4/2: Assigned to the Storm…4/4 vs. PHI: Not on roster…4/11 at JAX: Started at wide receiver…Caught four passes for 52 yards and a touchdown…4/19 at ORL: Started at WR…Caught five passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns…4/26 vs. SPO: Started at WR…Caught five passes for 45 yards and a touchdown…5/2 vs. PDX: Started at WR…Caught seven passes for 104 yards and five touchdowns…5/17 at PHI: Started at WR…Caught eight passes for 103 yards and three touchdowns…5/24 vs. JAX: Started at WR…Caught seven passes for 81 yards and two touchdowns…5/30 at NOV: Started at WR…Caught nine passes for 118 yards and four touchdowns…6/7 vs. PHI: Started at WR…Led all receivers with four touchdowns…Caught six passes for 67 yards…6/14 at IOW: Started at WR…Caught six passes for 77 yards and three touchdowns…6/21 vs. ORL: Started at WR…Caught 10 passes for 81 yards and a touchdown…6/27 at CLE: Started at WR…Caught 11 passes for 122 yards and three touchdowns…7/11 at SJS: Started at WR…Caught seven passes for 81 yards and three touchdowns…7/21 at SPO: Started at WR…Caught seven passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns…7/26 vs. CLE:  Started at WR...Caught 10 passes for 119 yards and three touchdowns.

2013 Tampa Bay Storm Highlights:  GP/GS – 16/16…Had a record breaking performance, 4/6 at UTA, catching 16 passes for 259 yards (the most in Storm history in a single-game)…Caught 16 passes, 4/6 at UTA, the second most receptions in a single-game in franchise history…Has scored a touchdown in 20 consecutive games dating back to the 2012 season…Caught the game-winning touchdown, 6/1 at IOW, with 0.3 seconds left in the game…Holds the Storm single-season record for most receiving touchdowns at 42, receiving yards 1,861, receptions 133, and points scored 262…3 /23 vs. JAX: Started at WR…Caught four passes for 53 yards and two touchdowns…3/30 vs CLE:  Started at WR…Had 10 receptions for 155 yards and three touchdowns...4/6 at UTA: Started at WR…Caught 16 passes for 259 yards and five touchdowns…Had a kick return of two yards…4/12 vs. SAT: Started at WR…Caught four passes for 42 yards and two touchdowns...4/20 at ORL: Started at WR…Hauled in four passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns...4/27 at SPO:  Started at WR..Caught 10 passes for 177 yards and five touchdowns...5/4 vs NOV: Inactive...5/11 at SJS: Inactive...5/18 at PIT: Started at WR…Caught six passes for 79 yards and a touchdown...5/25 vs PHI: Started at WR...Hauled in nine receptions with 131 yards and three touchdowns…6/1 at IOW: Started at WR…Had 8 receptions for 120 yards and three touchdowns… 6/8 vs. ORL: Started at WR…Caught 11 passes for 103 yards and three touchdowns…6/15 at NOV: Started at WR…Caught 6 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown…6/22 vs. CHI: Started at WR…Caught eight passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns…7/6 vs. SPO: Started at WR…Reeled in 10 passes for 101 yards and four touchdowns…7/13 at SAT: Started at WR…Caught 9 passes for 126 yards and three touchdowns…7/20 vs. PIT: Started at WR…Had seven receptions for 49 yards and two touchdowns…7/27 at JAX: Started at WR…Caught 11 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown…PLAYOFFS: 8/3 at JAX:  Started at WR…Hauled in seven receptions for 95 yards and three touchdowns.

2012 Tampa Bay Storm Highlights: Highlights:  GP/GS - 5/3 with Tampa Bay, appeared in three games with Spokane Shock earlier in season... Made his Storm debut 6/15 at Orlando...Had a huge game 7/7 at PIT, catching 13 passes for 160 yards and four touchdowns...  7/14 vs NOV caught 6 passes for 139 yards and four touchdowns... Caught passes for 100+ yards and 3+ touchdowns in three consecutive games ... 7/21 at SPO had 215 receiving yards, the second highest total this season by a Storm receiver, fourth highest total in the league this season, and the most by a rookie in franchise history... Appeared in three games for the Shock where he hauled in 24 passes for 134 yards and one touchdown...Also recorded a tackle, and recovered a forced fumble for five yards… 3/10 at CHI: Not on roster…3/16: Not on roster…3/16 vs GEO: Not on roster...3/30 vs JAX: Not on roster …4/6 at NOV: Not on roster...4/13 vs CLE: Not on roster...4/20 at PHI: Not on roster...4/30 vs. KCC:  Not on roster...5/5 vs. ORL: Not on roster...5/12 at GEO:  Not on roster...5/19 at CLE:  Not on roster...5/26 vs MKE:  Not on roster...6/2 at JAX:  Not on roster...6/15 at ORL:  Saw time at WR, caught five passes for 50 yards...6/23 vs SAT:  Inactive...6/29 vs PHI:  Saw time at WR, caught seven passes for 84 yards and two touchdowns...7/7 at PIT:  Started at WR, caught 13 passes for 160 yards and four touchdowns...Had one kick return for 10 yards...Recorded a tackle...7/14 vs NOV:  Started at WR, caught six passes for 139 yards and four touchdowns, also recorded 1.5 tackles...7/21 at SPO:  Started at WR, caught eight passes for 215 yards and three touchdowns.

Other Professional Experience: Entered training camp with Tennessee Titans in 2011 and was waived injured in September.

Played two seasons with the Tennessee State Tigers and two with the South Carolina Gamecocks... Tennessee State 2010: Played in all 11 games at wide receiver...Led the team in receptions with 40 for 462 yards and four touchdowns... Caught a 43 yard pass, his longest reception of the season, in his final game as a Tiger...2009: Started in 9-of-11 games...Led the team in receptions for 39 for 528 yards and three touchdowns...Racked up 538 all-purpose yards, and recorded two tackles...University of South Carolina: . 2008: Played in 11 games, hauling in 11 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown...His longest reception of the season was a catch for 24 yards at the University of Kentucky...   2007: Played in one game against Mississippi State.

A Florida native, Hills prepped at Palmetto High School (Palmetto, FL)...A two sport athlete having played both football and basketball...Palmetto’s second leading basketball scorer with 1,900 points.