By Jeff O'Brien

Michigan defensive back Daxton Hill is entering the NFL draft and skipping his senior season.

The All-Big Ten player made the announcement on his Instagram account Thursday night.

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MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 31: Kenny McIntosh #6 of the Georgia Bulldogs runs with the ball as Daxton Hill #30 of the Michigan Wolverines defends in the second quarter of the game in the Capital One Orange Bowl for the College Football Playoff semifinal game at Hard Rock Stadium on December 31, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

He started for the second-ranked Wolverines in their loss to No. 3 Georgia in the Orange Bowl on Saturday night. Hill’s status was uncertain because he did not join the team until just a few days before the game.

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Coach Jim Harbaugh said that Michigan’s second-leading tackler had not been with the team throughout the week of preparation for the College Football Playoff semifinal, but declined to give any other details.

Hill, who is from Tulsa, Oklahoma, was a highly touted recruit and he started in 22 of 32 games over three seasons. He had two interceptions in 2021 and four in his career.

 

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