Grugier-Hill has big game for Miami

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

Former Eastern linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill had one of the best games of his NFL career last Thursday when his Miami Dolphins played the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Hill recorded 8 total tackles, the second-highest total of his career after a 10-tackle performance in 2018 with the Philadelphia Eagles. He also tallied 6 solo tackles, tying a career high which he also set back in 2018.

Additionally, Grugier-Hill sacked Jaguars’ quarterback Gardner Minshew to pick up the second sack of his career.

So far in the 2020 season, Grugier-Hill has appeared in all three games and has recorded 12 total tackles. If he were to play a full 16-game season in 2020, he is on pace to set a new career high in tackles with 64, eclipsing his previous high of 45 set in 2018.

In his career, Grugier-Hill has 110 total tackles, 12 tackles for loss, two sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception.

Grugier-Hill played at Eastern from 2012-2015, playing in every game but two during his tenure with the team. His Eastern career was punctuated with back-to-back first-team All-OVC selections as a junior and senior.

He was named OVC Defensive Player of the Week twice during his career at Eastern, once as a junior and once as a senior

As a junior, he led the team with 97 tackles which ranked 10th in the OVC.

As a senior, Grugier-Hill finished third on the team with 70 tackles despite missing the final two games of the regular season.

His 16.5 tackles for loss that season ranked 12th in the NCAA.

He was drafted the following year in the sixth round by the New England Patriots, but did not make the roster, instead beginning his career with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was on the Eagles for the 2017 season when they won Super Bowl LII, the first championship in the history of the franchise.

He signed a one-year contract with the Dolphins in March.


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