Former EMU running back Bronson Hill has found his way into the NFL, signing with the Buffalo Bills as the NFL preseason begins.
The Grand Rapids native previously tried out with the New York Jets during rookie mini-camps in the spring and was out of work before joining Buffalo’s 90-man roster. Hill rushed for 2,357 yards with 11 touchdowns between 2012-2014 with the Eagles before going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Hill will have to earn a spot on the 53-man active roster for the regular season since the Bills already have established veterans in LeSean McCoy and Fred Jackson. Teams cut down from 90 players to 75 after the third preseason game, or the week of Aug. 30, and then cut down to the complete 53-man roster Sept. 4 following the final week of the preseason.
Should Hill earn a spot with Buffalo, he would be the fourth active EMU alumnus playing in the NFL, along with Jason Jones of the Detroit Lions and a pair of Green Bay Packers in TJ Lang and Andy Mulumba.