TCU quarterback Kenny Hill, who started 11 games for the Frogs, returned to practice on Tuesday, as TCU continues practice in preparation for Georgia.
Hill didn't start against Kansas State in the regular season finale, but entered the game in the second half. Late in the fourth quarter, Hill left the game with an apparent foot injury. Minutes after the contest, he was seen on crutches.
“He’s back,” Patterson told reporters, including the Fort Worth Star Telegram. “He missed about the first half of practices, and he’s been back a little bit. We’ll find out. He’s been running around.”
Hill threw for over 3,000 yards in 2016, throwing 15 touchdowns to 13 interceptions. Ultimately TCU's inconsistency on offense was an annoyance to Frog fans during the fall.
The former Texas A&M transfer's play in the Liberty Bowl against the Bulldogs could have an impact on if he starts in 2017. Not only did TCU look to sophomore Foster Sawyer against Kansas State, but incoming freshman Shawn Robinson is considered the top quarterback in the state of Texas for the 2017 class. Robinson is enrolling early and will be able to practice with TCU in the spring.