Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy annnounced on Monday that running back Justice Hill and guard Larry Williams will not be participating in the Liberty Bowl against Missouri.
Justice Hill and Larry Williams will not participate in the bowl game to pursue future endeavors. We wish both young men the best moving forward. #okstate
— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) December 3, 2018
During his three-year OSU career, Hill rushed for 3,843 yards at Oklahoma State and 30 touchdowns. Thank ranks him seventh among Oklahoma State running backs in program history.
Justice Hill's ranks among #OKState RBs all-time…
Rushing yards: 3,539, 7th
Yards per carry: 5.6, 8th
Rushing yards per game: 98.3, 4th
Rushing TDs: 30, 7th
— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) December 3, 2018
He also recorded 304 receiving yards with another score. A rib injury took him out for the majority of the Bedlam game and also caused him to miss the final two games against West Virginia and TCU.
There had been rumors that he could be preparing to join his brother Dax at Michigan as a graduate transfer but Hill put those to rest himself by Tweeting out that his next stop would be the NFL.
Always a Cowboy 🧡 pic.twitter.com/xscDUJNHi1
— Justice Hill (@jhill21_) December 3, 2018
Not that Justice Hill, or anyother player making the same decision, has any care about what I would think, but I always feel like it’s a bad look when players make this decision. Sure, they’ve got the university to the bowl game that they are in but the university got them to the draft status that they have. Turning your back on teammates and coaches in what should be your final game sets a bad precident regarding loyalty.