Detroit Lions DT Sammie Lee Hill: Beating The Sophomore Slump

July 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Somewhere during the process of researching prospective players for selection in the NFL draft, the research has a way of revealing players to whom we gravitate for one reason or another. 
My research during the prelude to the 2009 NFL draft helped me discover a larger-than-life figure who had NFL-caliber defensive tackle size with enough athleticism to play “shut-down defensive end” for a small college in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
The history of the former Stillman Institute is a fascinating read. 
From a small school steeped in roots with the Presbyterian Church comes a young man who Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham took under his wing to ensure the best possible transition for a homesick Sammie Lee.
The information on Sammie Lee Hill from his NFL Combine profile is an intriguing read.

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