Saturday, December 15, 2007

Remember Shaun Hill?

QB Shaun Hill led my Maryland Terrapins to an ACC Championship and a BCS berth in the January 2002 Orange Bowl. (Scott McBrien after him was even better, but since then the QB position has been a talent vacuum.) Post-UMD, Hill went missing like Jimmy Hoffa, his entire pro career consisting of two kneeldowns in garbage-time for the Minnesota Vikings in the 2005 NFL season.

Hill finally got his break last week when he replaced injured 49ers QB Trent Dilfer (himself in for an injured Alex Smith) mid-game, going 22-of-28 for 181 yards and a TD. He also lost a couple fumbles, but hey, who's counting?

He will be starting for the 49ers in a Saturday night matchup against the Bengals which no one will be watching. (Because it's on the NFL Network, not because both teams really suck, though that's another good reason not to watch.) Nonetheless, congrats, dude!

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