Scouting Report: Anders Hill, QB, Columbia

Boulder, CO | 6033 | 230 | 4.75E | 2018

Operates an up tempo, spread offense out of the shotgun—he gets the team lined up fast and then takes his time dissecting the defense pre-snap, making reads at the line of scrimmage. Possesses a howitzer arm and can certainly make all the throws. However, he needs to harness some of his passes and reel it in a bit to improve his deep ball accuracy. He’ll take plenty of shots downfield if the opportunity presents itself and demonstrates plenty of confidence. If he misses, he knows how to miss so that only his receiver would have a shot to catch the ball. Seems to excel on short check down and screen passes. Does a nice job of reading the blitz and will get rid of the ball quickly when needed to but also not afraid to stay in the pocket and take a hit. He can throw it on the move, it doesn’t look pretty and while his scrambling appears awkward a bit, he does what he has to do to avoid the rush. He’ll occasionally tend to zone in on his first target. He has vastly improved his strength and conditioning during the offseason, according to coaches and has helped turn around a perennial losing football program into one of the top teams in the Ivy League. He flashes the arm potential and certainly has the intelligence to keep developing into a better quarterback; there’s some rough edges to be polished up but his skill-set and size could appeal to a handful of coaches who seek out signal-callers worth grooming.


2016: Started eight of 10 games at quarterback … Completed 144 of 268 passes for 1,651 yards and 10 touchdowns and also rushed for 258 yards on 132 carries and two touchdowns as a junior … Averaged 165.1 yards passing per game, completed 53.7 percent of his passes and finished with a efficiency rating of 111.82.

2015: Saw action in eight games … Completed 23 of 50 passes (46 percent) for 244 yards and a touchdown with a long pass of 51 yards.

2014: Played in three games with no starts … Completed 26 of 52 passes (50 percent) for 310 yards … Rushed for 27 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries.

High School: A 2014 graduate of Fairview High School in Boulder, Colo., where he played four years of varsity football for head coach Tom McCartney … Named Colorado Quarterback of the Year … Over four-year career, threw for 5,164 yards and 48 touchdowns, completed 362 of 565 passes and only 19 touchdowns, rushed for 228 yards and four touchdowns … Led the Knights to a 12-1 overall record.

Personal: Born Anders Hill on May 8, 1996 … Son of Erich and Kristan Hill … Committed to Columbia on January 14, 2014 … Denver Broncos fan … Chose Columbia over Yale, Harvard, Cornell, Montana, South Dakota State and interest from Colorado, Colorado State, Oklahoma State and Vanderbilt … Enrolled at Columbia College … Majors in Political Science.