QB transfer Hilinski looks to make impact at Northwestern

  • FILE - South Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski (3) throws a pass against Texas A&M during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in College Station, Texas. South Carolina and coach Will Muschamp haven't had a true quarterback competition since 2016 _ and he's taking much of the way through camp as Ryan Hilinski, Collin Hill and Luke Doty try to become the Gamecocks' passer.

    FILE - South Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski (3) throws a pass against Texas A&M during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in College Station, Texas. South Carolina and coach Will Muschamp haven't had a true quarterback competition since 2016 _ and he's taking much of the way through camp as Ryan Hilinski, Collin Hill and Luke Doty try to become the Gamecocks' passer. Associated Press

  • South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp celebrates with quarterback Ryan Hilinski (3) after South Carolina defeated Vanderbilt 41-7 in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn.

    South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp celebrates with quarterback Ryan Hilinski (3) after South Carolina defeated Vanderbilt 41-7 in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Associated Press

 
 
Posted1/24/2021 7:00 AM

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern added another quarterback last week when Ryan Hilinski announced he was transferring from South Carolina.

If he makes as big an impact as Peyton Ramsey last season, the Wildcats will take it. Ramsey led the Wildcats to a 7-2 record, the Big Ten West championship and a Citrus Bowl victory as a graduate transfer from Indiana.

 

Hilinski threw for 2,357 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions as a freshman at South Carolina in 2019. He lost a competition for the starting job last season after Collin Hill joined the Gamecocks as a graduate transfer from Colorado State, and appeared in just two games.

Hilinski is involved with the 'œHilinski's Hope Foundation,' which aims to destigmatize mental illness among college athletes. The foundation was started by his parents Mark and Kym after his brother Tyler, a quarterback at Washington State, committed suicide in 2018.

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