URI QB Kasim Hill Named CAA Co-Offensive Player of the Week

University of Rhode Island Press Release

KINGSTON, R.I. – Rhode Island redshirt junior quarterback Kasim Hill  was named CAA Football’s Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday morning.

In addition, Hill was named the New England Football Writer’s Association Gold Helmet Award, as presented by the Jack Grinold Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation. The Gold Helmet honor was announced Sunday night.

Hill had his best performance as a Ram in Saturday’s 45-24 Governor’s Cup victory over Brown. He accounted for four touchdowns, passing for three and running in a fourth score. Hill piled up 320 yards on 13-of-19 passing and he added 31 more yards on the ground.

Hill had five passes of 35 yards or more, which were distributed among four different receivers. He hit wide receiver Matt Pires on an 80-yard touchdown, connected with tight end Caleb Warren for 56 yards, hit wide receiver Ivory Frimpong on passes of 41 and 35 yards, and he found running back Justice Antrum for a 35-yard touchdown.

For the season, Hill has led Rhode Island to its first 3-0 start since 2005. It is just the eighth time in program history URI has opened with three straight wins. Along the way, Hill has thrown for 716 yards and five touchdowns with just one interception. He also has rushed for 122 yards and a pair of scores.

Hill is the first Rhode Island player since Jajuan Lawson in September of 2018 to win the coveted NEFWA Gold Helmet Award.

Rhode Island has its bye week this week. The Rams play again Saturday, Oct. 2, when they host Stony Brook for a sold-out Homecoming Game.

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