The 49ers just announced that QB Shaun Hill has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 11. Hill is the first 49er to receive this award since Frank Gore won it for his 116-yard rushing performance November 25, 2007 against the Cardinals.
Hill was 15-for-20 for 213 yards with 2 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown. Most notably, Hill finished the first half with a perfect QB rating of 158.3 as the 49ers raced to a 35-3 lead. He was the first 49ers QB to post a perfect QB rating in the first half (Steve Young's best was 156.5). Hill finished the game with a 142.3 passer rating and also threw his longest career completion, a 42-yarder to Bryant Johnson.
Heartiest congratulations to Shaun Hill. While Hill has been playing with plenty of poise and confidence, a little national recognition certainly can't hurt. Let's hope he carries it over to this Sunday against Dallas.