Hill, Zaccheaus shine in red-white scrimmage

Running back Brian Hill and wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus were the stars of the red-white scrimmage on Sunday.

Hill caught a touchdown pass and made another nice catch along the sideline as Matt Schaub led the red team to a 13-6 halftime lead. The Falcons will complete the scrimmage Monday.

“We’re going to come back out and play the second half,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said.

Hill, who was drafted in the fifth round of the 2017 draft,  has put in some work to develop his pass-catching skills.

“The transformation for him from where he’s come as a pass catcher, it was a real area that was a concern for him early on in his career,” Quinn said. “To see the difference take place to where now it’s a strength for him.”

Schaub connected with Zaccheaus on a deep pass on the red-team’s opening drive. The deep ball set up a 29-yard field goal by Giorgio Tavecchio.

Matt Ryan, who led the white team, threw interceptions to free safety Ricardo Allen and cornerback Desmond Trufant on their first two possessions. Schaub turned Allen’s interception into a touchdown pass to Hill.

Zaccheaus is an undrafted rookie free agent from Virginia.

“No. 1, the tape at Virginia spoke for itself in that way,” Quinn said. “What we come to find out is all of the details that he knows. He can play multiple positions on offense. He downed a punt inside the 5-yard line.”


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