Born: February 1, 1941 (Lanett, AL)
Drafted: By Texans, 1963 / 24th Rd (192nd overall)
- All-AFL, 1969
- Chiefs Hall of Fame Inductee, 1997
The tall right tackle selected by the Texans in the 1963 draft earned a starting role by the end of his rookie season the team’s first in Kansas City. Hill became a cornerstone of the Chiefs heralded offensive line and occupied the right tackle spot for a full decade. An occasional target of boo birds in the vocal Wolfpack section earlier in his career he won the respect of his teammates and fans with a series of rock steady performances none more impressive than during the team’s Super Bowl run in 1969. After the Chiefs’ regular season win over the defending world champion Jets at Shea Stadium, New York defensive end Garry Philbin said he’d never been neutralized in his career quite so completely as he’d been on that day. Two months later in Super Bowl IV Hill faced off against All Pro defensive end Carl Eller and limited him to just three solo tackles.