Former Saints Center John Hill Passes Away
Some sad news concerning a longtime member of the New Orleans Saints came out on Thursday.
Hill is easily one of the more underrated offensive linemen in team history.
After playing his college football at LeHigh, Hill was selected in the 6th-round of the 1972 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.
After joining the Saints in 1975, Hill made his mark, playing 10 seasons in New Orleans (1975-1984), appearing in 138 games, all at center, including 134 as a starter.
Hill, who was 6-foot-2, 250 pounds, ranks 20th on the team’s all-time games played list.
In 1992, the Saints inducted Hill to the team Hall of Fame, and in 2016 he was named to the club’s all-50th anniversary team.
Hill ended his career with the San Francisco 49ers in 1985.
He may not been as well-know as other offensive lineman in Saints history, such as Willie Roaf, Kyle Turley, or Jim Dombrowski, but any diehard fan from the 70's-early 80's certainly recognizes John Hill's name.
Out thoughts and prayers go out to Hill's family and friends.