Drew Hill

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Drew Hill
Drew Hill.jpg
No. 87, 85
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:(1956-10-05)October 5, 1956
Newnan, Georgia
Died:March 19, 2011(2011-03-19) (aged 54)
Atlanta
Career information
High school:Newnan (Newnan, Georgia)
College:Georgia Tech
NFL Draft:1979 / Round: 12 / Pick: 328
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:634
Receiving Yards:9,831
Touchdowns:60
Player stats at NFL.com

Andrew Hill (October 5, 1956 – March 19, 2011)[1] was a professional American football player who was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the 12th round of the 1979 NFL Draft.[2]

A 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m), 170 lb wide receiver from Georgia Tech, Hill played in 14 NFL seasons from 1979 to 1982 and from 1984 to 1993.[2] As a member of the Houston Oilers, he set the team's record for most career pass receptions.[3] He teamed with Ernest Givins, Curtis Duncan, Haywood Jeffires and Warren Moon in the Oilers' Run & Shoot offense.[4] A two-time Pro Bowl selection in 1988 and 1990, Hill retired after the 1993 season as a member of the Atlanta Falcons.[2]

Achievements[edit]

Drew Hill in Rams @ Falcons, 1982

On September 30, 1990, Hill became the first player to score a touchdown in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, (beating James Lofton by one game). Hill accounted for 77 yards receiving in Warren Moon's record 527-yard passing performance against the Chiefs on December 16, 1990. During the 1991 season, Hill became the first player to have four 1,000 yard seasons after the age of 30 (later surpassed by Jerry Rice). At the time of his departure from the Houston franchise Hill was the team's all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards (since surpassed by Ernest Givins and Haywood Jeffires).[5]

Impersonation[edit]

An artist claiming to be Drew Hill was arrested and is currently serving time for armed robbery in the Los Angeles Men's Central Jail. The real Drew Hill was alerted to it by fans and the Los Angeles Times debunking the stories and the impersonator in 2010.[6]

Death[edit]

Drew Hill died in Atlanta, Georgia on March 19, 2011, at the age of 54, after two massive strokes.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Former Oilers fan favorite Drew Hill dies at 54". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved March 19, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Drew Hill". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
  3. ^ "Falcons sign Hill; Broncos ink Pelluer". The Deseret News. April 2, 1992. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
  4. ^ King, Peter (December 16, 1991). "Moon Beams". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
  5. ^ "Drew Hill". Football Autograph Encyclopedia.
  6. ^ Crowe, Jerry (September 26, 2010). "Artist 'Drew Hill' paints an interesting picture, but it isn't real". Los Angeles Times.