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OSU's Justice Hill selected by Baltimore

After watching a string of running backs go off the board in the middle of the third round Friday night, Oklahoma State’s Justice Hill finally heard his name called Saturday morning.

The Baltimore Ravens picked Hill with the 11th selection of the fourth round, No. 113 overall.

Hill, who entered the NFL Draft after his true junior season, battled injuries late last year and did not play in OSU’s final three games, but rushed for 930 yards on 158 carries, averaging 5.9 yards per carry with nine touchdowns.

He impressed scouts with his brief but impactful showing at the NFL Combine. He ran the fastest 40-yard dash among running backs at 4.40 seconds.

“The Baltimore Ravens are building a track team,” one NFL Network analyst joked after the selection, referencing Hill joining speedy former Oklahoma receiver Marquise Brown among the Ravens’ selections in the draft.

For his career, Hill had 3,539 yards on 632 attempts with 30 touchdowns, each ranking in the top eight in the OSU history books. His 98.3 yards per game ranks fourth and 5.6 per carry is eighth.

Hill joins a team looking for answers at running back. Last month, the Ravens signed veteran Mark Ingram, a power runner who could complement Hill's speed.

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Oklahoma State's Justice Hill (5) carries the ball in front of Texas Tech's Eli Howard (53) in the second quarter during a college football game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys (OSU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma State's Justice Hill (5) carries the ball in front of Texas Tech's Eli Howard (53) in the second quarter during a college football game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys (OSU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Photo...

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Scott Wright

A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and... Read more ›

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