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|Born:||November 4, 1984|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||304 lb (138 kg)|
|High school:||Alief (TX) Elsik|
|NFL Draft:||2008 / Round: 4 / Pick: 130|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com|
Anthony Tremaine Hills (born November 4, 1984) is a former American football offensive tackle. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He won Super Bowl XLIII with Pittsburgh over the Arizona Cardinals. He played college football at University of Texas.
Though born in Dallas, Hills grew up in Houston, where he was an All-State tight end at Alief Elsik High School. During Hills' senior year, he was rated by some scouting services as the top tight end prospect in the country, and he committed to play college football at Texas. His team reached the 5A state semifinals, but lost 30-21 to Converse Judson. During that game, Hills suffered a severe injury to his peroneal nerve and was told that he might not be able to play football again. He underwent two surgeries and lengthy rehabilitation before reporting to Texas (which was honoring his scholarship despite the injury) in spring 2004.
Hills attended the University of Texas, where he was forced to redshirt the 2003 season after reconstructive surgery on his left knee following a career-threatening injury (nerve damage). When he returned, he was moved from tight end to offensive tackle, and appeared in 31 games during his first three seasons (2004–2006). In 2005, he was part of the Longhorn team that won the National Championship. As a junior in 2006, Hills started at left tackle in all 13 games of the season. He started the Longhorns' first 11 games of 2007, but suffered a fractured left fibula that cost him the last two games.
Hills is considered to be part of a strong group of offensive tackles and was seen by most analysts as a third-round pick. He was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round with the 130th pick.
Hills was drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, spending three seasons with the team. He played in 4 games during the 2010 season. He was released on September 3, 2011.
On September 6, 2011, he signed with the Denver Broncos.
On October 6, 2012, he signed with the Indianapolis Colts. He played in 6 games for the Colts during the 2012 season, starting 1.
On July 28, 2013, Hills signed with the Buffalo Bills. On August 18, 2013, he was released by the Bills.
On August 20, 2013, Hills was signed by the Oakland Raiders.
On July 28, 2014, Hills was signed by the Miami Dolphins.
On October 15, 2014 Hills was signed by the Dallas Cowboys. He played in 3 games for the Cowboys during the 2014 season.
On July 28, 2015, Hills was signed by the Carolina Panthers. He was cut on August 30, 2015.
On September 16, 2015, the Baltimore Ravens signed Hills to their practice squad. On September 21, 2015, he was waived by the Ravens.
On October 6, 2015, Hills signed with the New Orleans Saints, his tenth team of his NFL career. Expected to be only a backup in his first game after signing, a nationally televised Thursday Night Football game against Atlanta, he ended up playing left tackle for most of the game after an injury to Saints rookie Andrus Peat. Hills ultimately played in 8 games for the Saints in 2015. He started the 2016 off-season as a free agent, but returned to the Saints on August 1, 2016. On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Saints. He re-signed on September 21, 2016.
On June 8, 2017, Hills signed with the Detroit Lions.
On July 31, 2017, Hills announced his retirement from the NFL.
Hills' younger brother Jeremy also attended Alief Elsik, and played running back at University of Texas.
Hills struggled early before settling in. 'I introduced myself to him last week: "Hey Tony, I'm Drew, nice to meet you. And now you're starting for about 58 minutes of that game,"' Saints quarterback Drew Brees said. 'He did a great job; he did an awesome job. A credit to him and his preparation ... he was ready for that moment. But it is kind of crazy to think you just signed a guy off the street a week ago and the next thing you know he's literally starting at left tackle for you.'