Tyreek Hill was born on March 1, 1994 to Derek Shaw and Anesha Hill and was raised by his grandparents Virginia and Herman Hill in Pearson, Georgia. Tyreek was blessed with his parents’ athletic ability and at a young age his family recognized he was unusually fast. Tyreek attended Coffee High School and ran track. By his Senior he had racked up highlights includingrunning the 200 meters in 20.14 seconds - the second-fastest high school mark of all time - and ran the 100 meters in 10.19 to match the fastest time in the U.S. his senior year. Tyreek won state titles in the 100 meters, the 200 meters and the long jump his Senior year. He was aUSA TodayAll-American track and field selection as well as Track and Field News’ "High School Athlete of the Year" in 2012.
Hill attended Garden City Community College where he played two seasons as an all-purpose back and ran track.. Highly recruited coming out of JC he chose to attend Oklahoma State. He made an immediate impact running track at OSU by setting school records and also helped OSU win their first Big 12 indoor championship. Tyreek also greatly impacted on the Cowboys football team. In the final game of the regular season against Oklahoma, Hill had a 92 yard punt return for a touchdown that tied the game and sent it to overtime where OSU eventually would win. Tyreek transferred and finished his college career at West Alabama State.
At the 2016 NFL Draft Tyreek Hill was taken by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 5th round, 165th overall. Taking a chance on Hill, the Chiefs have not been disappointed. Now in his 3rd year in the NFL Hill has established himself as a playmaker. He has been named to the Pro Bowl following the 2016 and 2017 seasons and was voted a special teams captain in 2016. Hill also became the first player since Gale Sayers in 1965 to rush, receive and have a kick return for a touchdown in a single game during the 2016 season. Hill ended the 2016 season on the All-Rookie team as well as All-AFCA team as a kick returner and punt returner. In 2017, he became the first NFL player in history to have a play of 60 yards or more as well as having over 1,000 yards receiving that season. In the 2018 NFL regular season, Tyreek had 87 receptions for 1479 yards and 12 touchdowns. He is now the single-season receiving yards leader in Chiefs history and was chosen to his third Pro Bowl. The Chiefs were one game short of reaching the Super Bowl in 2018 but the future looks bright for Kansas City.
Off The Field
Tyreek Hill is engaged to Crystal Espinal, and they have one three year old son together. Since becoming a member of the Kansas City Chiefs Hill has been involved in helping the community. He has established the Tyreek Hill Foundation, which seeks to impact single-parent households and at-risk youth in the Kansas City community through education, health and fitness. And in week three of the 2018 NFL season Tyreek was named the NFLPA Community MVP for his work at a Kansas City food pantry.