Albert Hill
Hill in 1917
Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsNo. N/A
Quarterback 1917
Date of birth: (1896-08-12)August 12, 1896
Place of birth: Washington, Georgia
Career history
High school: Washington
*Georgia Tech (1914–1917)
Career highlights and awards
*SIAA championship (1916, 1917)

Albert Barnett "Buster" Hill (August 12, 1896 – October 13, 1969)[1] was a college football player.

Early years[edit | edit source]

Albert Barnett Hill was born on August 12, 1896, in Washington, Georgia, to William Meriwether Hill and Susan Montgomery Stokes. He attended Washington High.[2]

Georgia Tech[edit | edit source]

Hill entered the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1913. He was a prominent player for John Heisman's Georgia Tech Golden Tornado football teams. Hill was elected to the Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame in 1966.[3]

1917[edit | edit source]

Hill was the quarterback for Georgia Tech's first national championship team in 1917, which outscored opponents 491 to 17. That year, he received the most carries while leading one of the greatest ever backfields alongside Everett Strupper, Joe Guyon, and Judy Harlan.[4][5][6] Hill led the nation in touchdowns. Sometimes simply referred to as the "diminutive quarterback,"[7] Hill was selected as a second-team All-American at the end of the 1917 season by Jack Veiock, sports editor of the International News Service (INS).[8] Heisman considered the 1917 team the best one he ever coached,[9] and for many years the team was considered the greatest football team the South ever produced.[10]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia and allied families. p. 122.
  3. "Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame".
  4. "Georgia Tech's 1917 backfield, better than the Four Horsemen Part 2". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.
  5. Adam Van Brimmer. Stadium Stories: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. p. 7.
  6. "Everett Strupper, Tech Immortal, Passes Suddenly". Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine 28 (4). 1950.
  7. O. B. Keeler. Golf In North Carolina.
  8. Jack Veiock (1917-12-11). "Veiock's All-American Elevens for 1917 Season". Logansport Pharos-Reporter.
  9. Adam Van Brimmer (2011). 100 Things Yellow Jackets Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die.
  10. Wiley Lee Umphlett (1992). Creating The Big Game. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 141. ISBN 0313284040.

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