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Jeremy Hill runs a 40-yard dash during LSU's Pro Day at the LSU indoor practice facility on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Jeremy Hill is jumping back into professional football, bringing an end — at least for now — to his brief career as a local broadcaster.

Hill, who has been a co-host on the “Hunt & Hill” sports-talk show with Hunt Palmer on WNXX-FM 104.5 since August 2021, announced last Wednesday that he is attempting a comeback with the XFL.

A first-team All-Southeastern Conference running back in 2013 with LSU, the 30-year-old Hill was a second-round draft pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2014. He played four seasons with the Bengals plus one game in 2018 with the New England Patriots, leading the NFL in 2015 with 11 rushing touchdowns. Hill rushed for 2,898 yards and 29 touchdowns in his pro career.

“It’s an opportunity I know is going to go by quick, and I’m probably not going to have that window again," Hill said on the show. “I’ve got some medical stuff to clear up, but when February rolls around I intend to be on that field again.”

The XFL, which consists of eight teams playing a spring schedule, held an 11-round offensive skills player draft last week. Hill was not selected.

Former LSU wide receiver Jontre Kirklin was drafted in the seventh round by the Houston franchise, while former Mississippi State receiver Stephen Guidry of New Roads went in the third round to Orlando.

Gordy Rush — the vice president/general manager of Guaranty Media, which owns WNXX — said he expects Palmer to continue as a host in a show or role to be determined.

“We’re in no hurry,” Rush said. “It (Hill’s decision) was kind of abrupt, but we will continue and figure something out.”

Palmer, who has continued the show solo since Hill’s decision, said he supported his former partner’s comeback effort.

“It’s been a thrill,” Palmer said after Tuesday’s show. “A ton of fun. We are behind him. We can’t thank Jeremy enough for his contributions.”

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