Trysten Hill is an American football defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at UCF.
Hill originally committed to the Georgia Institute of Technology and then the University of Virginia to play college football, before ultimately deciding to enroll at the University of Central Florida (UCF). As a true freshman, he started 13 games at the defensive end, collecting 15 tackles (5 for loss), one sack, one quarterback hurry, and one forced fumble.
Hill was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round (58th overall) in the 2019 NFL Draft. He had an underwhelming season as a backup at the three-technique defensive tackle position. He registered 4 tackles and 3 quarterback pressures in 121 snaps. He was declared inactive in 9 games and appeared in just 3 contests after Week 7.
In 2020, he began the season as the starter at the three-technique defensive tackle position, after Gerald McCoy was lost for the season with a torn quadriceps injury. He generated controversy during the Week 3 game against the Seattle Seahawks due to a tackle on running back Chris Carson, during which Hill twisted Carson’s knee after the play had ended, causing a sprain. Later in the same drive, Hill delivered a late, helmet-to-helmet hit on quarterback Russell Wilson, who was uninjured on the play.
The league fined Hill $6,522 for each hit respectively, totaling $13,044. In Week 5 against the New York Giants, he tore his right ACL after pushing quarterback Daniel Jones and trying to hold him up to avoid a possible roughing the passer penalty. On October 19, he was placed on the injured reserve list. He started the first 5 games while posting 14 tackles (one for loss) and 4 quarterback pressures.
On August 31, 2021, Hill was placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list to start the season. He was activated on November 13. He was suspended one game after punching Raiders guard John Simpson in a postgame altercation after the Cowboys’ Week 12 loss to Las Vegas.