Renaldo Hill life and biography

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Renaldo Hill biography

Date of birth : 1978-11-12
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Detroit, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-12
Credited as : Football player NFL, safety for the Denver Broncos, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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• A 10th-year safety who has started at least 10 games in six of the last seven seasons while seeing time with Denver (2009), Miami (2006-08), Oakland (2005) and Arizona (2001-04) during his NFL career.
• Started 99 games for his career, opening up 57 games at safety and 42 contests at cornerback.
• Ranked fifth on the Broncos with 59 tackles and had two sacks along with two interceptions in 2009 as a 15-game starter for a defense that ranked third in the league against the pass (186.3 ypg.).
• Began his NFL career as a cornerback before seeing the majority of his playing time as a safety beginning in 2006 with the Dolphins.
• Notched a personal-best 86 tackles (72 solo) as a 13-game starter for the Raiders in 2005.
• Totaled a career-high five interceptions (119 yds.) with the Cardinals in 2003 that tied for sixth among NFC cornerbacks for the year.
• Received first-team All-Big Ten Conference honors as a senior at Michigan State University, where he started 35 games (all at cornerback) for his career.
• Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent on March 2, 2009.
• Selected by Arizona in the seventh round (202nd overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Signed by Arizona as a a draft choice 6/5/01; Signed by Oakland as an unrestricted free agent 4/12/05; Signed by Miami as an unrestricted free agent 3/17/06; Placed on injured reserve (right knee) by Miami 10/24/07; Signed by Denver as an unrestricted free agent 3/2/09.

Hill enters his 10th year in the NFL and has started at least 10 games in six of the last seven seasons while seeing time with Denver (2009), Miami (2006-08), Oakland (2005 and Arizona (2001-04).

2010: Hill recorded three stops in the season opener at Jacksonville (9/12) and three more in the home opener against Seattle (9/19). The safety set a season high with five tackles against Indianapolis (9/26). At Tennessee (10/3), Hill broke up Vince Young's pass intended for Damian Williams on the game's final play to preserve a 26-20 win.

2009: Hill played 15 games (all starts) and ranked fifth on the Broncos with 59 tackles (44 solo) while posting two sacks (8 yds.), two interceptions (18 yds.), six pass breakups and one forced fumble... Helped Denver rank third in the league by allowing only 186.3 passing yards per game...Recorded one sack and one forced fumble vs. Dal. (10/4)... Led Denver with three pass breakups and had his second interception of the season at K.C. (12/6).

2008: Hill ranked third on the Dolphins with 75 tackles (60 solo) and had three interceptions (34 yds.) in 16 games (15 starts) at free safety... Added four pass breakups and three special-teams tackles... Made his postseason debut in an AFC Wild Card Game vs. Bal. (1/4), registering two tackles in a start against the Ravens... Matched a career high with 11 tackles (7 solo) vs. S.F. (12/14).

2007: Hill recorded 32 tackles (26 solo), one interception (24 yds.), two pass breakups and one forced fumble in seven games (all starts) for Miami at the safety position... Suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the second quarter vs. N.E. (10/21) and was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 24.

2006: Hill started all 16 games (all at free safety) for the first time in his career and placed third on Miami with 83 tackles (61 solo) that led the club’s secondary... Had two interceptions (33 yds.), nine pass breakups and one fumble recovery, which he returned for a 48-yard touchdown, vs. Min. (11/19)... Added three special-teams stops.

2005: Hill totaled a career-high 86 tackles (72 solo) along with one interception and five pass breakups in 16 games (13 starts) for Oakland... Started three games at free safety and 10 contests as the nickel cornerback... Had two 10-tackle games vs. Den. (11/13) and vs. Mia (11/27)... Posted three special-teams stops for the year.

2004: Hill played 13 games (10 starts) at cornerback for Arizona, collecting 45 tackles (38 solo), one interception (12 yds.), one sack (2 yds.), 10 pass breakups and one forced fumble... Was inactive for the final two games of the year with a back injury.

2003: Hill started all 14 of his games played for Arizona at left cornerback, totaling a personal-best five interceptions (119 yds.) that tied for sixth among NFC players at his position and ranked second among all Cardinals... Added 58 tackles (47 solo), two sacks (6 yds.), 11 pass breakups and one forced fumble... Recorded two interceptions (96 yds.), including one that he returned 70 yards for a touchdown vs. Stl. (11/23)... Inactive for two games (Games 12-13) with a sprained ankle.

2002: Hill played 14 games (7 starts) for the Cardinals at cornerback, registering 56 tackles (52 solo), two interceptions (4 yds.), one sack (8 yds.), eight pass breakups and two fumble recoveries... Made seven tackles on special teams... Intercepted his first career pass (Quincy Carter) vs. Dal. (10/20).

2001: Selected by Arizona in the seventh round (202nd overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft, Hill played 14 games (1 start) as a rookie and posted 22 tackles (16 solo), 0.5 sacks (2.5 yds.), two pass breakups and three special-teams stops... Inactive for two games (Games 14-15) with a hamstring injury.

COLLEGE

Hill was a three-year letterman at Michigan State University, where he started all 35 games played at right cornerback... Finished his career with 182 tackles, nine interceptions and 36 pass breakups... Named first-team All-Big Ten Conference by several outlets as a senior when he posted 71 tackles, three interceptions and 11 pass breakups... Received honorable mention All-Big Ten accolades the previous year when he totaled 57 tackles, one interception and 13 pass breakups as a junior.

PERSONAL

Hill started all four years at defensive back at Chadsey High School in Detroit, where he was named to the school’s academic honor roll twice... Was part of the Dolphins’ “All-Community Team” in 2006, donating 20 tickets for every home game through his foundation to the South Florida YMCA... Donated a block of tickets to various high school student-athletes in 2007 with the Dolphins... Hosted eight R.A.P. (Reaching and Accessing People) sessions at Miami high schools in 2006... Hosted a back-to-school event in Liberty City while in Miami... Sponsored 21 children from the Family Resource Center, which cares for kids in the foster care system in Miami, for the holidays... Took part in the Souper Bowl of Caring project... Voted as the recipient of the Dolphins’ 2006 “Nat Moore Community Service Award”... Participated in events that benefit the Cooperative Feeding Program as well as Habitat for Humanity... Brother, Ray, also played at Michigan State and with the Miami Dolphins... Majored in merchandising management at Michigan State... Renaldo Hill was born on Nov. 12, 1978, in Detroit.

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