November 17, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Utes defensive back Michael Walker (15) cannot stop Arizona Wildcats wide receiver Austin Hill (29) from scoring a touchdown during the second half at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The Wildcats defeated the Utes 34-24. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Wildcats WR Austin Hill cleared to return to practice


The Arizona Wildcats football team has had a tough time keeping up with the rest of the elite PAC 12 teams, and much of that has been due to a lack of consistent receiving threats. They could be getting a nice boost soon as redshirt junior wide receiver Austin Hill has been cleared to return to practice.

“His doctor from back home cleared him to take that next step,” Head coach Rich Rodriguez said. “I don’t know what that means as far as his availability or when he will play yet. He’s been out there running around with the trainers most of the time. Starting this week, he’ll be doing some stuff with Coach (Tony) Dews.”


Arizona has three regular-season games remaining, starting with Saturday’s home game against the Washington State Cougars, so there’s only a handful of games left that Hill can play in after he ruptured his ACL in spring practice.

“I don’t make those decisions, trainers and doctors,” Rodriguez said.

Hill led the Wildcats with 81 catches for 1,364 yards and 11 touchdowns last season.


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