Hill, Miller on Comeback Player of the Year Award list

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      Mark Wheeler
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      GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Ventrell Miller and Jaydon Hill were named to the 2022 Comeback Player of the Year Award Watch List, the College Sports Communicators in association with The Associated Press and Fiesta Bowl Organization announced today. Miller and Hill are two of 61 college football student-athletes under consideration for the award.

      The award recognizes college football student-athletes from all divisions of college football for overcoming injury, illness, or other circumstances. At the conclusion of each season, in a vote by a panel of writers, editors, and sports information directors, three college football student-athletes will be honored as Comeback Player of the Year Award winners at the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl.

      Last season, Miller played in two games before being sidelined with a season-ending injury. So far in his sixth season, the Lakeland, Florida native has tallied 40 tackles, along with five quarterback hurries, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in five games.

      Hill earned a medical redshirt last year after suffering a season ending injury prior to the season. The redshirt sophomore cornerback was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week on Monday following his two-interception performance against Missouri, including a 49-yard pick-six in the second quarter, in just his second game back from injury.

      The initial watch list only includes players from Division I schools. Subsequent lists will include players from all levels of college football.

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