When young players are going through their first few seasons — no matter the sport — we often hear about how the offseason is a chance for them grow.
They have more experience under their belt, a better sense of what to expect now that they are professionals and can use that knowledge to improve themselves in the offseason. Plus, they have plenty of time to work on their games–improving a certain skill or getting stronger in the weight room.
Pick a sport, any sport, and look for stories about young players improving in the offseason. Almost all of them will follow a similar
What we usually don’t hear about, however, are players literally growing in the offseason, but that seems to be the case for the New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill.
As a football player, Stephen Hill says he’s spent this offseason growing. But physically, the Jets wide receiver is still growing too.
“Well physically, I grew an inch-and-a-half the past few months,” Hill said. “I am just 23. I was 6-foot-3 and some change. Now [I am] over 6-foot-4 — definitely added some muscle as well.”
Now that’s pretty cool. Most people are done growing by the time their 23, but Hill seems to be an exception to that rule.
Plus, it should help him on the field — especially as a wide receiver. That extra inch-and-a-half he’s grown could be the difference between him hauling in a touchdown for the Jets and the ball sailing over his head for an incomplete pass.