Honors & Awards
» Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (2023, Coaches, Media)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2023)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2023)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2023)
Tommi Hill played in all 12 games in 2023, spending the first half of the season as a two-way player. He made one start on offense and seven starts on defense. Hill set career highs with 26 tackles, nine pass breakups and four interceptions, and he had a half tackle for loss and one fumble recovery. He tied for the Big Ten lead with 13 passes defended during the regular season and ranked fourth with his four interceptions. During conference play, Hill led the Big Ten with 12 passes defended and ranked second with four interceptions. He was recognized for his play with an honorable-mention All-Big Ten selection.
Hill was a big part of a Blackshirt defense that posted Nebraska's best rushing defense (92.9 yards per game), total defense (303.5 yards per game) and scoring defense (18.3 points per game) since the Huskers joined the Big Ten in 2011. NU ranked in the top 20 nationally in each of those three categories. Hill also led Nebraska with six kickoff returns for 144 yards.
Hill made three tackles on defense and was targeted once on offense as a wide receiver. At Colorado, Hill had one tackle on defense and again saw action at wide receiver. Hill made one tackle and broke up a pass against Northern Illinois, and he had one carry and was targeted on one deep pass on offense. Hill played on both sides of the ball against Louisiana Tech. He also saw action on offense and defense against No. 2 Michigan, recording two tackles and returning two kickoffs for 42 yards. Hill started at cornerback at Illinois and had two tackles, a pass breakup and a 10-yard fumble return that set up a Husker field goal. He also had a 22-yard kickoff return against the Illini. Hill had one tackle, a pass breakup and his first career interception in a start against Northwestern, and he also had a career-long 36-yard kickoff return. Hill had a career-high two interceptions against Purdue. He started at cornerback at Michigan State and had three solo tackles with a pass breakup. Hill again started at corner against Maryland and totaled six tackles while tying his career high with two pass breakups. He also had a half TFL against the Terps for his first career tackle for loss. Hill totaled four tackles in a start at Wisconsin. Hill recorded three tackles in a start at Iowa and had a career-high three pass breakups and one interception. His play helped Nebraska limit Iowa to 94 passing yards.
Hill began the 2022 season as a cornerback, lining up on defense for the first five games of the season, including starting the first four contests. Prior to the Rutgers game, Hill switched positions to wide receiver.
As a defender, Hill posted 17 tackles and four pass breakups. He had a career-high five tackles and a pass breakup in his Husker debut against Northwestern. He recorded three tackles and had another breakup the next week against North Dakota. Hill set career highs with eight tackles and two pass breakups against Georgia Southern. He had one tackle against No. 6 Oklahoma.
After switching to wide receiver, Hill also took over as Nebraska’s top kick returner, leading NU with 12 kickoff returns and 221 kickoff return yards. He returned his first kickoff of the season for 22 yards at Rutgers. Hill saw his first offensive snaps at wide receiver against Purdue. Although he did not have a catch against the Boilermakers, he set career highs with four kickoff returns, 91 kickoff return yards and a long return of 32 yards. Hill had an 18-yard kickoff return against Illinois. Although he did not have a reception, Hill earned his first start at wide receiver against Minnesota. At No. 3 Michigan, Hill returned three kickoffs for 51 yards. He had three kickoff returns for 39 yards against Wisconsin.
Before Nebraska (Edgewater HS/Arizona State)
Hill joined Nebraska after spending his freshman season at Arizona State in 2021. Hill played in 11 games as a true freshman for ASU, finishing with nine tackles, including a career-high three stops against Stanford. He also returned four kickoffs for 79 yards.
Hill chose to attend Arizona State after being one of the top high school prospects in the country for Edgewater High School in Orlando. Ranked as one of the top 200 overall recruits in the nation and the No. 12 cornerback by ESPN, Hill won a state championship as a senior with Edgewater when he had four interceptions and eight pass breakups on the season.
Tommi was born on March 21, 2002, and he is the son of Tommi Hill and Loretosha Wallace. He is majoring in child, youth and family studies. He has volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race and the Huskers’ Day of Service.