Harlon Hill
Date of birth: (1932-05-04)May 4, 1932
Place of birth: Killen, Alabama
Date of death: March 21, 2013(2013-03-21) (aged 80)
Place of death: Florence, Alabama
Career information
Position(s): Wide Receiver
College: North Alabama
NFL Draft: 1954 / Round: 15 / Pick 174
 As player:
Chicago Bears
Pittsburgh Steelers
Detroit Lions
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 3
Awards: 1955 NEA NFL MVP
Playing stats at

Harlon Junius Hill (May 4, 1932Template:Spnd March 21, 2013) [1] was a standout player at Lauderdale County High School and later as an offensive end at Florence State Teachers College, now known as the University of North Alabama, being named an NAIA All-American in his senior year (1953). He later had a successful career in the NFL, playing for the Chicago Bears (1954–1961), the Pittsburgh Steelers (1962), and the Detroit Lions (1962). Hill was the NFL’s rookie of the year in 1954, its most valuable player in 1955, and a three-time All-Pro selection (1954–1956). He is the namesake of the Harlon Hill Trophy.[2]

After his NFL career was cut short by injury, Hill returned to Alabama and became a public school teacher and coach at Brooks High School, eventually becoming the school's principal. He retired from the Lauderdale County, Alabama school system and resided in Alabama until his death.

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