Jordan Hill named Penn State Football Director of Life Skills

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Football Letterman Jordan Hill (2009-12) has joined the Nittany Lions football program as its new director of life skills.

“I would like to thank Coach Franklin for this incredible opportunity to return to a program and university that I have so much passion for,” said Hill. “I look forward to joining this great staff and helping guide the young men in this football program in any way I can. This is a special place and I’m excited to be back and contribute this excellent organization.”

Hill comes to Penn State from Trinity High School, where he previously served as director of advancement and head football coach for the Shamrocks.

Hill was a force on the Nittany Lions defensive line, finishing his Penn State career with 171 total tackles, including 9.5 sacks. After a productive first two seasons at Penn State, Hill made a name for himself on the Nittany Lions’ defensive interior during his junior year of 2011, recording 59 tackles, eight tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks to earn honorable mention honors. All-Big Ten honors. He then posted a 64-tackle, 4.5-sack season his senior year and was named first-team All-Big Ten for his efforts in 2012.

He was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round (87th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played four seasons in the league, highlighted by a 5.5-sack campaign for the Super Bowl champion Seahawks in 2014. Hill ended his NFL career in 2016 with the Jacksonville Jaguars. In total, he collected 50 tackles, seven sacks, an interception and 15 quarterback hits during his NFL career.

With Hill’s appointment, a total of 16 Penn State Football Lettermen are members of the Penn State Football staff or athletic department staff. Heuvel joins in Deion Barnes (Defensive line), Ty Howle (Co-offensive coordinator/tight ends), Terry Smith (Associate Head Coach/Defensive Recruiting Coordinator/Cornerbacks), Torren Brown (Defensive Graduate Assistant), Jordan Lucas (Defensive Graduate Assistant), Then Connor (Defensive Analyst), Andrew Nelson (director of Performance Sciences), Tyrone Smith (Assistant Director of Athletic Performance), Alan Zemaitis (Recruitment Coordinator), Todd Kulka (director of football academic services), Wally Richardson (director of the Football Letterman’s Club), Omar Easy (Assistant AD for the Brand Academy), Michael Mauti (Associate Director of Development), Bobby White (Assistant AD for Premium Seating) and Then Vasey (Assistant Director High Performance).

Club and ticket information for the 2024 Penn State Football season presented by PSECU, as well as club seating at Beaver Stadium, fans can visit or call 1-800-NITTANY weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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