Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz announced Wednesday that senior Blake Haluska, sophomore Barkley Hill and redshirt freshman A.J. Jones will not play football for the Hawkeyes this fall. Haluska will miss his final season due to a shoulder injury, while Hill and Jones will continue their...[details]
Personal: Born 11/27/93 . . . open major . . . parents are Kathy and Johnny Hill . . . high school coaches were Pat Mitchell and Brad Remmert.
High school honors: Named to Parade All-America team as a senior . . . ESPN Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior . . . named Offensive Player of the Year by the Cedar Rapids Gazette . . . candidate for 2011 Ed Thomas Award . . . named first team running back on Des Moines Register Elite all-state team as junior and senior . . . first team all-state by Iowa Newspaper Association as junior and senior . . . Class 4A all-state team captain as a senior . . . first team all-Mississippi Valley Conference and conference Most Valuable Player as junior and senior . . . named third team all-state as a sophomore . . . first team all-conference as a sophomore . . . Career - - earned three letters as running back, linebacker and punter . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . rushed for over 6,000 yards and 89 touchdowns in three seasons . . . helped prep team post three-year mark of 30-6, reaching state playoffs each year and advancing to semifinals as a senior . . . holds school records for touchdowns in a game (six) and season (40) . . . holds school, conference and state record with 89 career touchdowns . . . 316 attempts for 2,493 yards and 40 touchdowns as a senior, leading Cedar Falls to an 11-2 record as a senior . . . rushed 230 times for 1,795 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior . . . gained 1,839 yards and scored 23 touchdowns on 238 rushing attempts as a sophomore . . . also three-year letterman in track, competing in sprints, high jump and long jump . . . member of 400-meter relay team that holds school record (42.07).