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Top 60 Countdown: No. 51, FB Patrick Hill

As we take another step forward in the countdown of the Top 60 players at UM, we look at No. 51: Fullback Patrick Hill. The senior doesn't play a lot, but usually has gotten the job done when called upon.

Patrick Hill > What we heard about him on Signing Day '08: Coming out of El Camino Community College in California, we didn't hear a lot about the 5-9, 256-pound fullback other than he could block, catch and run. He chose the Canes over Texas A&M and Colorado and wasn't highly ranked among JUCO recruits.

> What he's done as a Cane: Hill has basically lived up to expectations, starting four games and making four catches for 17 yards the entire season. His biggest contribution was a 10-yard catch on the game-tying drive against Virginia. He made two catches in the Emerald Bowl loss to Cal. He was given The U's Unsung Hero award for his blocking.

> What Eye On The U expects from him in '09: More of the same. Miami really didn't use Hill a lot in Patrick Nix's offense and we don't expect him to see much action in Mark Whipple's offense except for third and short and goalline situations. Hill's best attribute is his blocking. If he can spring a few key blocks in tough situations, he'll have done his job.

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