Senior Spotlight: Mikhail Hill


Nicholls State Offensive Lineman Mikhail Hill is in his fourth and final season as a Colonel, and is looking to continue leaving his mark on the team and its community.

Hill gained his skill on the line while attending West Jefferson High School. A four-year starter from 2013-2016, Hill would become the number one Offensive Guard in the state of Louisiana and 66th ranked guard in the country. The notariety led to Hill being recruited by multiple FBS schools, eventually choosing Memphis to start his college career.

After being redshirted in his Freshman year and playing backup Guard his sophomore year, Hill decided to travel back down to the boot and play for Rebowe and the Nicholls State Colonels.

“At the time of transferring my grandmother had cancer. So, I already knew where I was going,” Hill said. “Going back to high school, I had a great relationship with coach Rebowe and we always stayed in touch.”

Virtually from his arrival, Hill became an impactful player on the offensive line. Hill played every game in his first season at Nicholls and led the way for Julien Gums to break the single season rushing yards and touchdowns records. In Hill’s first three seasons in Thibodaux, the Colonels have ranked number one in the Southland Conference for rushing offense and top five in the country for 2020 and 2021.

Hill, like other members of the football team, keeps up an enduring belief in the team and program as a whole.

“Don’t write us off,” Hill said. “We won’t let up and we won’t lay down for anyone.”

An interdisciplinary study graduate, Hill had a focus in psychology and history, the latter of which he is currently finishing his degree in. However, he does not want to narrow his career decision to his degree path.

“I’ve been trying to get my real estate license,” Hill said. “I want to go back to my hometown in Gretna […] and build a training facility, just something to help my community and […] at some point in my life, I want to get into coaching.”

Hill describes himself as a “laid back guy” who happens to be an avid video game and 49ers fan.