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John Hill
No. 52, 62
Position:Center,
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born:(1950-04-16)April 16, 1950
East Orange, New Jersey
Died:October 21, 2018(2018-10-21) (aged 68)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:249 lb (113 kg)
Career information
College:Lehigh
NFL Draft:1972 / Round: 6 / Pick: 132
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:177
Games started:147
Fumble recoveries:4
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

John Stark Hill (April 16, 1950 – October 21, 2018) was an American football center and offensive tackle for the New York Giants, the New Orleans Saints, and the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Lehigh University graduating with a degree in engineering.[1] He was drafted in the sixth round of the 1972 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.

John Hill played most of his career (138 games in 10 seasons) with the Saints and currently sits at 20th on the club's All-Time Games Played list.[2] He was named to the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame[3] in 1992, and has been named to the team's All-25th, All-40th, All-45th, All-50th Anniversary Teams.[4][5][6][7]

After leaving football, he became a State Farm insurance agent in Raleigh, North Carolina.[8] John Hill died of pancreatic cancer on October 21, 2018.[9]

References

  1. ^ https://engineering.lehigh.edu/alumni/john-hill
  2. ^ "Center John Hill, member of New Orleans Saints all-50th team, dies".
  3. ^ Hall of Fame
  4. ^ "Lehigh - John S. Hill".
  5. ^ https://engineering.lehigh.edu/alumni/john-hill
  6. ^ "Hall of Fame member and two sport standout John Hill '72 passes away".
  7. ^ "All 50th Saints Team | Saints 50".
  8. ^ "Center John Hill, member of New Orleans Saints all-50th team, dies".
  9. ^ Trahan, Ken (October 23, 2018). "Saints Hall of Fame center John Hill dead at 68". Crescent City Sports. Retrieved October 24, 2018.