Marquise Hill was born the son of Sherry Hill on Aug. 7, 1982 in New Orleans, La.

Hill attended De La Salle (New Orleans, La.) High

Hill was rated by many publications as the best defensive lineman in the nation as a high school senior

Hill was named first-team All-American by numerous publications including ESPN, USA Today, The Sporting News, Rivals.com, Super Prep, and Fox Sports

Hill majored in general studies at Louisiana State Univ.

Hill was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round (63rd overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft

Hill was signed by the Patriots on 06/23/04

Hill was a cousin of former NFL linebacker Cornelius Bennett, a five-time Pro Bowler who played for 13 seasons for the Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons and Indianapolis Colts

Source: New England Patriots