Justice Hill has not had a chance to speak with the media yet as a first-year Cowboy player but he is garnering some really big honors from the folks that write and broadcast stories on college football. The biggest came Sunday as the Oklahoma State freshman running back was named by USA Today newspaper as a Freshman All-American.
The newspaper only selects 11 players on each side of the football and a kicker, punter, and return specialist.
Hill, who set the freshman rushing record this season at Oklahoma State playing in all 12 of the Cowboys games and finishing as one of the top rushers in the Big 12, was joined in the Freshman All-American backfield by Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts and Ohio State running back Mike Weber.
Hill, from Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School, finished the regular season with 99 yards on 16 carries against Oklahoma and that put his season total at an OSU freshman best 1,042 yards on 187 carries. He averaged 5.6 yards a carry and scored five touchdowns.
Sunday night at the OSU Senior Football Banquet, he was named the Russell Okung Newcomer of the Year Award winner on offense.