John Hill (American football)

John Stark Hill (April 16, 1950 – October 21, 2018) was a former 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 and was drafted in the sixth round of the 1972 NFL Draft.

Hill played most of his career (138 games in 10 seasons) with the Saints; he was named to the Saints Hall of Fame in 1992, and was also a member of the team's all-50th anniversary team in 2016.[1]

Hill died of pancreatic cancer on October 21, 2018.[2]

John Hill
No. 62
Position:Center / Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born:April 16, 1950
East Orange, New Jersey
Died:October 21, 2018 (aged 68)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Career information
College:Lehigh University
NFL Draft:1972 / Round: 6 / Pick: 132
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Lehigh Hall of Fame
Career NFL statistics
Games played:177
Player stats at


  1. ^ "Center John Hill, member of New Orleans Saints all-50th team, dies", New Orleans Saints, October 24, 2018.
  2. ^ Trahan, Ken (October 23, 2018). "Saints Hall of Fame center John Hill dead at 68". Crescent City Sports. Retrieved October 24, 2018.

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