49ers Ink Wyoming’s All-Time Leading Rusher
LARAMIE -- Brian Hill is back in the NFL.
After spending one season in the reincarnation of the XFL, San Francisco signed Wyoming's all-time leading rusher Monday, marking his second stint in the 49ers organization. Hill appeared in three games back in 2021.
Hill is currently the 14th former Cowboy on an active NFL roster and will join fellow UW alum Tashaun Gipson Jr. in the Bay area.
Hill, a 6-foot-1, 219-pound running back from Belleville, Ill., was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft after rolling up a record-breaking 4,287 rushing yards in just three seasons in Laramie. He also added 35 touchdowns between 2014-16.
Hill appeared in just one game during his rookie season before eventually signing with the Cincinnati Bengals. There he carried the ball just 11 times for 37 yards over a six-game span.
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Hill made his way back to Atlanta for the 2018 campaign and enjoyed his three best NFL seasons, rushing for 945 yards on just 198 attempts. That's an average of 5.3 yards per carry. He also scored three touchdowns on the ground.
In 44 career games, Hill has also hauled in 38 passes for 313 yards and a score.
Hill has also spent time in camp with the Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns and was also a member of the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League in 2022. He eventually signed with his hometown St. Louis Battlehawks in 2023 where he was the third-leading rusher in the XFL.
In just eight games, Hill rushed for 416 yards on 88 carries. He also snagged 24 receptions for 204 yards out of the Battlehawks' backfield.
Here are the other former Cowboys currently on NFL rosters:
Brian Hill - Running back - San Francisco 49ers (Sixth year)
Tyler Hall - Cornerback - Las Vegas Raiders (Third year)
*Azizi Hearn - Cornerback - Las Vegas Raiders (Rookie)
Marcus Epps - Safety - Las Vegas Raiders (Fifth year)
Jacob Hollister - Tight end - Las Vegas Raiders (Sixth year)
* Xazavian Valladay - Running back - Pittsburgh Steelers (Rookie)
* CJ Coldon - Cornerback - Minnesota Vikings (Rookie)
Chad Muma - Linebacker - Jacksonville Jaguars (Second year)
Andrew Wingard - Safety - Jacksonville Jaguars (Fifth year)
Mike Purcell - Defensive tackle - Denver Broncos (Eighth year)
Carl Granderson - Defensive end - New Orleans Saints (Fifth year)
Tashaun Gipson - Safety - San Francisco 49ers (12th year)
Logan Wilson - Linebacker - Cincinnati Bengals (Fourth year)
Josh Allen - Quarterback - Buffalo Bills (Sixth year)
* Transferred from Wyoming