Hill played his collegiate football for Wyoming Cowboys football. He was an All-Skyline Conference running back in 1959 and 1960, and was part of the 1958 Wyoming Cowboys football team that won the Sun Bowl. Jerry Hill was selected as Wyoming Football's player of the 20th Century in 1992. He finished his collegiate career with 1,374 rushing yards on 288 carries.
Awards and honors
All Skyline Conference Running Back, 1959
All Skyline Conference Running Back, 1960
Inducted into Wyoming Cowboys Hall of Fame, October 29, 1993.