Colorado St. QB Hill ‘ahead of schedule’ on recovery

Colorado State Rams quarterback Collin Hill is brought down by Wyoming defender Carl Granderson at Hughes Stadium on Oct. 1, 2016.Photo Credit: The Coloradoan-USA TODAY Sports (file photo)

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Colorado State coach Mike Bobo said that quarterback Collin Hill is “ahead of schedule with everything” and could play in the season opener against Hawaii.

Hill sustained a torn ACL while playing basketball in mid-March. He is expected to compete for the starting quarterback position with Washington graduate transfer K.J. Carta-Samuels.

“As it gets closer, we’ll have to judge how well he is and how much he’ll be able to compete,” Bobo said, according to The Coloradoan. “He’ll get reps to get ready. If he’s not ready to compete, then we’re going to put the guys out there that are ready to compete and practice in fall camp and get ready for Game 1.”

The Rams will kick off summer camp July 27 and will face Hawaii on Aug. 25.

Hill passed for 1,096 yards with eight touchdowns and two interceptions in 2016 before suffering a torn ACL in the same knee during a game against Utah State.

He elected to take a redshirt year in 2017 after he continued his recovery from the initial ACL tear.

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