Kasim Hill named D.C. Gatorade Player of the Year, players respond

Feature photo courtesy of Sarah Sopher.

St. John’s College High School (D.C.) 4-star quarterback and Maryland commit Kasim Hill was named Washington, D.C. Gatorade Player of the Year yesterday.

He joins current Alabama players Terrell Hall and Richie Petitbone as well as former Terps Yannick Ngakoue, Albert Reid and Ricardo Young as former players from the District to win the award.

It’s yet another feather in the cap for Hill, who was also invited to the Under Armour All-America Game, which will be played on New Year’s Day in Orlando, Florida.

Hill played his first three years of high school football at Gilman in Baltimore. In his first and only season at St. John’s, he led the Cadets to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Championship game, ultimately falling to the now four-time defending champions DeMatha.

Four days later, Hill was named to the Third Team All-Conference Team behind DeMatha’s Beau English and Gonzaga’s Sam Brown.

When Hill was named D.C.’s Gatorade Player of the Year, while only being Third-Team All-Conference, some eyebrows were raised, including those of H.D. Woodson defensive tackle, Jaylen Twyman.

Hill’s teammates and offensive linemen Stanley Hubbard and Calvin Ashley, who protected Hill from opposing defenses all year, did more of the same today.

Gatorade explains that the award “recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field.”

It is worth noting Hill put up 1,431 passing yards for 16 touchdowns with a 65 percent completion rate against only four interceptions. On top of that, he rushed for 885 yards and 10 touchdowns on just 75 carries.

Hill did all that while maintaining a 3.32 GPA and has volunteered locally, feeding the homeless and mentoring elementary school students. He also raised funds for the National Down Syndrome Society, a cause that is close to the heart as his younger sister, Kaylah, has the disorder.

Edited by Justin Meyer.

Jared Goldstein

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