Last Saturday against Northwestern, Hill carried the ball a career-high 35 times for a career-best 249 yards, averaging a whopping 7.1 yards per carry. Less than 10 minutes into the game, the East Elmhurst, N.Y., native already racked up 102 yards rushing.
Hill's feat was the 10th-best rushing performance in UW history and the most yards for a Badger running back since Brian Calhoun had 258 yards against Bowling Green on Sept. 3, 2005. It was also the fourth-best performance by a UW freshman, behind three games by Ron Dayne in 1996.
In the first quarter, Hill reeled off a 60-yard touchdown run, the Badgers' longest play from scrimmage this season and the longest run by a UW player since Brian Calhoun had a 60-yard run in the 2006 Capital One Bowl vs. Auburn.
Hill currently ranks No. 5 nationally and No. 1 in the conference with 141.2 rushing yards per game, and he is No. 8/No. 2 in scoring with 10 points per game.
The Player of the Week award is Hill's first and gives Wisconsin four for the season, behind only Ohio State's five.