Arizona football: Hill named to another watch list

2014-07-18T08:15:00Z 2014-07-18T08:44:29Z Arizona football: Hill named to another watch listDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Austin Hill hasn't played in a game since 2012, and no one knows exactly what he'll look like when the season opens next month. 

But that hasn't minimized his preseason love at all. 

The senior wide receiver was named to the watch list for the Walter Camp Award this morning. The Walter Camp Award annually recognizes the most outstanding player in college football. 

Hill was one of 50 players named to the preseason watch list. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, who won the award last year, headlined the list. 

Hill has now been named to three preseason watch lists this month, including the Biletnikoff Award (given to the top wide receiver in the country) and the Maxwell Award (which, like the Walter Camp Award, is given to the most outstanding player in college football). 

The Wildcats are counting on Hill to return to his 2012 form this season after missing all of last year with a torn ACL. In 2012, Hill had 81 catches for 1,364 yards and 11 touchdowns. For his career, Hill has 102 catches for for 1,675 yards and 13 scores. He injured his knee during spring drills in 2013.

The wide receiver will be in Los Angeles next week with teammate Jared Tevis and coach Rich Rodriguez to represent the Wildcats at Pac-12 Media Days. 

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