Watch the video above: Huskies Hillis sets sights on professional football
SASKATOON – A University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Huskies football player has set his sights on the Canadian Football League (CFL).
For Saskatoon’s Kit Hillis, the off-season was a bit different this year. This time, it centered on the CFL draft combine in March.
“You got to peak for the combine, for testing with that, so your training timeline is a bit different,” says the fourth-year Huskies receiver.
“Every off-season you work hard to get bigger, stronger faster, so I think I put in the work to help out the team in the fall and see what happens with the draft.”
Joined by the top prospects in the nation, the diminutive Hillis enjoyed the combine experience.
“Very intense,” Hillis admits.
“It was very jam packed three days with testing and interviews. Really good experience and I hope I showed myself good enough to have a chance to play at the next level.”
After spending three seasons with the Saskatoon Hilltops, Hillis had a breakout season in 2012 with the Huskies.
In 2013, he had 46 catches for over 500 yards.
“I’m hoping to get picked but it’s one of those things that you can’t do much more at this point to show your stuff. Whatever teams are looking for, I’m just hoping I did something right on the field to catch a team’s eye.”
Hillis will have to wait for the CFL draft on May 13.