Hill: "I Will Be Ready"

Quadtrine Hill is a senior fullback from Sunrise, Fla. who is ready to take advantage of any opportunity he might get on Saturday.

Quadtrine Hill is the starting fullback and is used as the lone back during Miami's typical third down set with one running back, three receivers (two on one side), and the quarterback in a shotgun formation.

"Every week I always line up as the one-back," Hill said.

Last year, Hill rushed for 111 yards on 20 carries--a 5.6 yards per carry average--primarily in that set.

In the opener against Florida State he carried the ball only one time and lost one yard on the play.

With the stress of getting more people involved in the running game and a leg injury that could slow Tyrone Moss down, Hill could receive carries.

"If they need me to do something I will be ready to do it," Hill said. "Since I have been here I have always prepared myself to play both. I know what the tailback and fullback are supposed to do on every play."

Hill is also a threat out of the backfield. He has caught 43 passes for 436 yards and one touchdown in his career.

If Hill moves to tailback, James Bryant would handle the fullback duties. The possibility of that backfield excites Hill.

"That is pretty scary if you are on defense," Hill said. "That is like 480 pounds. We both are really good athletes, really big, physical dudes, and I don't think they are going to blitz us too much."

Christopher Stock is a Senior Writer & Assistant Editor with CanesTime and can be contacted by emailing him at stock@canestime.com

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