The Nittany Lions lost three starters on the defensive line from last season, just as they did entering the 2006 season. Jed Hill continues to work hard to try and take on a bigger role for the defense this year. The former All-Ohio selection from Struthers HS has played defensive end and tackle during his career and is looking to use his skills, experience and versatility to earn more time in the D-Line rotation this season. Hill played tight end during his redshirt season in 2004 and has some experience at fullback as well.
2006 Junior Season
Hill provided depth at end for one of the nation's best defenses. He saw action against Youngstown State, Northwestern and Temple, recording a solo tackle in the shutout of the Owls.
2005 Sophomore Season
Hill played fullback in spring practice and was shifted to defensive end during preseason camp. Playing behind senior standouts Tamba Hali and Matthew Rice, Hill saw action against Cincinnati and Central Michigan.
2004 Freshman Season
Hill was an Associated Press Division IV All-Ohio choice as a senior for Coach Gary Zetts at Struthers HS. He played fullback as a sophomore, missed most of his junior year with a broken arm and ankle injury, and played tight end as a senior. During the 2003 season, he made 31 receptions for 331 yards. On the defensive side, Hill recorded 89 tackles (61 solo) and 10 sacks.
Full name is Jedidiah James Hill. He is majoring in crime, law and justice. Born January 23, 1985.