Jack Hill
Date of birth: (1932-10-17) October 17, 1932 (age 88)
Place of birth: Ogden, Utah
Career information
Position(s): Running Back, Kicker
College: Utah State University
Organizations
 As player:
1957-61
1961
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Denver Broncos
Career highlights and awards
CFL West All-Star: 1958
Awards: 1958 - Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Jack "the Deacon" Hill was an award winning and all-star running back with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League.[1]

Hill is from Ogden, Utah, graduated from Utah State University.[2] He joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1957, but his greatest year was 1958, when he was an all-star and scored a professional football record 145 points (16 touchdowns, 36 converts, 4 field goals and a rouge) and won the Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy.[3][4] He played 3 more seasons with the Green Riders, but was hampered by injuries. His contract was sold to the Denver Broncos in 1961, where he caught 4 passes in 14 games. He later owned a car dealership in Utah.[5]

References

  1. CFLAPEDIA entry: Jack Hill
  2. Jack Hill - Saskatchewan Roughriders Ottawa Citizen, October 9, 1959
  3. Jack Hill Needs 26 for Record Edmonton Journal, October 22, 1958
  4. Remember Jack Hill, McNamara, Benson? The Leader-Post, September 21, 1967
  5. Jack Hill Remembers The Leader-Post, October 23, 1982
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