In his first start since Amsterdam in 2003 with NFL Europe, "college great" Shaun Hill posted a W over Heisman winner and top draft pick Carson Palmer and the Bengals. Shaun posted a QB rating of 105 and also ran for a TD, leading what had been an anemic offense to 20 pts. (The 49ers have only scored more than 20 pts once this year.) Hopefully this effort along with a strong relief effort last week will lead to a starting role for the rest of the year with Alex Smith on IR. I'm just hoping he can secure his spot as a backup for a few more years. Anything more than that would be incredible. Way to go Shaun!
Russell beat me to the post. I had this to say.
All of us at ECB are proud to congratulate Maryland grad and veteran clipboard toter Shaun Hill on his first NFL victory this evening. It was the first victory by a Maryland QB in the NFL since Boomer Esiason led the Bengals in a comeback against the Ravens on December 21, 1997.
Hill went an impressive 21/28 for 197 and TDs rushing (watch here) and passing. He did not lose any turnovers, and even recovered a teammate's fumble.
More importantly, he hooked up with fellow Terp Vernon Davis for his passing TD.
Guess who's a free agent this offseason? Ozzie? Are you listening? Bring Shaun back to us!