2003 (Junior): The only Blazer to start all 53 games ... made each start at first base ... placed third in the league in putouts (468) ... tied for sixth in the conference in double plays fielded (42) ... against C-USA opponents, tied for 10th in the conference in RBI (29) ... led the team in multiple-hit games (21), doubles (10), double plays fielded, putouts and at bats (211) ... tied for the team lead in total plate appearances (235) ... second on the team in home runs (10), RBI (47), total bases (110), hits (68) and multiple-RBI games (11) ... third on the team in batting average (.322) and slugging percentage (.521) ... fourth on the team in on-base percentage (.383) ... led the team in RBI (29) against C-USA opponents ... posted an eight-game hitting streak from April 4-April 18 which included games against No. 5 Auburn, Houston, No. 25 Tulane and TCU ... closed the season on a seven-game hitting streak ... had an 11-game hitting streak against C-USA opponents from March 22-April 18 which included games against Houston, Tulane, TCU, USF and Memphis ... closed the season on a six-game hitting streak against C-USA opponents ... batted clean-up in all 53 games ... had 11 multiple-hit games and six multiple-RBI games against C-USA opponents ... delivered an RBI all seven times he came to the plate with the bases loaded ... hit .429 with the bases loaded ... hit .349 with five home runs and 38 RBI with runners in scoring position ... hit .385 with seven home runs and 44 RBI with runners on base ... ranks fifth on UAB's single season list in putouts ... went 3-for-5 with a home run and a UAB career-high five RBI at East Carolina (May 11) ... went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in UAB's 10-3 win over Cincinnati at Young Memorial Field (March 16) ... delivered the game-winning RBI in UAB's 2-1 win over Samford Feb. 27 at Young Memorial Field ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2002-03 academic year.
GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Named All-American, all-conference and all-region as a freshman and sophomore at Gadsden State Community College in Gadsden, Ala. ... named the state's Junior College Player of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association in 2002 ... hit .374 with 18 home runs and 55 RBI as a sophomore ... batted .345 with 19 home runs and 45 RBI as a freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYING CAREER: An all-state and all-metro selection as a junior and senior at Pleasant Grove High School in Pleasant Grove, Ala. ... batted .525 with nine home runs and 58 RBI as a senior ... team won area championship his junior season ... batted .504 with four home runs and 55 RBI as a junior ... member of the National Honor Society ... also lettered in football and basketball.
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Daniel Lee Hill ... born March 31, 1982, in Birmingham, Ala. ... parents are Leon and Patricia Hill ... majoring in industrial distribution with a minor in marketing.