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Justice Hill’s Letter to OSU Fans: ‘Stillwater Will Always be Home’

No. 5 is gone, but it sounds like he had a hell of a time.



Justice Hill will enter the 2019 NFL Draft. The former Cowboy running back declared on Monday in a tweet thanking Cowboy fans for what has been a wild three years in Stillwater.

He hit on a number of different topics in his statement, including Mike Gundy recruiting him, his relationship with his teammates and how family played a role in his development as a college athlete.

I want to thank each and every one of you for all the support you have given me during the past three years. You welcomed me with open arms and stuck with me through good times and bad times, and I will never forget all of the love you shared with me. I am proud to be a Cowboy and no matter what happens next, Stillwater will always be home.

Good: 19 for 100 and a TD in the Alamo Bowl against Colorado.
Bad: Central Michigan at home, the Baylor fumbles in ’16.

Thank you Coach Gundy for taking a chance on a kid from Tulsa. You saw something in me when others did not and helped me turn my dreams into a reality. Thank you Coach Wozniak and Coach Arroyo for always pushing me to reach my potential as a running back and a man.

Arroyo forever.

To my teammates, thank you for always having my back. We battled together every week, and I will cherish our brotherhood for the rest of my life. Once a Cowboy, always a Cowboy.

I do wonder how his teammates view this. He essentially bailed on the last slice of this season to pursue the NFL. I wouldn’t think any rational person would have a problem it, but not every person is a rational person (and certainly not every college student).

Thank you to everyone else at OSU who helped make me the man I am today. The strength coaches and medical training staff who kept me in peak physical shape and the teachers and academic staff who helped me expand my education.

Body by Glass.

Last but certainly not least, thank you to my family. Family is the most important thing in my life, and without your support I would never have made it to where I am today. You kept me grounded through this journey, and I am blessed to have been able to stay home to pursue my dreams with you always by my side.

There’s a “Dax to Michigan” joke somewhere in here, but I cannot find it.

With all that said, I would like to formally announce my decision to forgo my remaining eligibility and enter the 2019 NFL Draft. I thank God every day for making me a Cowboy and I will keep you all in my heart forever.

Good for him. Go get paid while he still can and not have to endure the toll of a 200-carry season in 2019. It’s a bummer for Oklahoma State fans — especially considering how quietly the whole thing ended — but that doesn’t change what went down over the last three years or the reality that this was a good call for somebody who had nothing left to prove.

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