Former Oregon State defensive back Kendall Hill has found a new home, announcing on his Instagram page that he will be transferring to Grambling State.
Hill, who came to Corvallis in 2012, had a rough start to his career at Oregon State. He redshirted his first year on campus while he took time to rehabilitate a knee injury he suffered the previous spring. The following season Hill injured his knee during spring ball and would miss the entire season once again.
Hill did not see real game action until 2014; a year that saw him switch from safety to wide receiver and play in eight games, mostly on special teams.
In 2015 Hill switched back to defense and had his most productive year as a Beaver, playing in 11 games (five starts) and recording a career best 39 tackles.
Due to his injuries in 2012 and 2013, the NCAA granted him a sixth year of eligibility prior to the 2016 season. He played in 12 games that season for the Beavers, before deciding to play his sixth season elsewhere.
I want to say I am humbly pleased to announce that this upcoming season I'll be transferring to play ball at Grambling State University. Also to pursue my masters degree in Public administration. I appreciate Coach Riley for finding this kid all the way out in La Marque Texas to come play football. Most importantly as well I appreciate you Coach A for playing me in big time minutes, in big time games and I'll always respect you for that. To the fans of Oregon State and the people that supported me I want to say thank you and God Bless you'll always be in my heart and I'll always be a beaver. Looking forward to this next chapter in my life and with God anything is possible. Gram Fam Let's Get it!!!!! 🐯🐯🐯🐾🐾🐾
Hill was in attendance for Grambling State’s spring game last month, in what was an unofficial visit to the program, and is expected to join the team early this summer.
Since Grambling State is in the FCS, a lower division than Oregon State, Hill will be immediately eligible to play for the Tigers.