- Tony Hill (American football)
birthdate=birth date and age|1956|6|23
San Diego, California
Pro Bowl(x3) (1978, 1979, 1985)
Leroy Anthony Hill, Jr. (born
June 23, 1956in San Diego, California) is a former professional American football wide receiverwho played 10 seasons in the National Football Leaguefor the Dallas Cowboysfrom 1977 to 1986. Before his NFL career, he played collegiately at Stanford University.
rookie, Hill won a championship ring with the Cowboys when they defeated the Denver Broncos27-10 in Super Bowl XII. The following season, Hill became a starter and made the Pro Bowl, catching 46 passes for 823 yards and 6 touchdowns and assisting the team to their second consecutive championship appearance. In Dallas' 35-31 Super Bowl XIIIloss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Hill caught 2 passes for 49 yards and a touchdown.
Hill went on to make the Pro Bowl 2 more times in his career (1979 and 1985). He never played in a
Super Bowlagain, but played in 10 more postseason games. One of better performances in his career was in a against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, when he caught 7 passes for 142 yards in the Cowboys' 38-0 win.
Hill finished his 10 NFL seasons with 479 receptions for 7,988 yards and 51 touchdowns in 142 games. He also rushed for 84 yards, returned 27 punts for 268 yards, and gained 96 yards on 4
Game show appearance
In 2000, Hill appeared as a contestant on the short-lived
game show"Greed". He did not win any money after he got sacked on his $500,000 question as the team's captain. The question was: Which four and their affiliates have the highest global market share? The 7 choices were General Motors, Ford, Honda, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Toyota, and BMW. Honda, BMW and Hyundai were the incorrect answers.
Hill was the
color commentatorfor ArenaBowl Von Prime Networkand was the color commentator for America One's Canadian Football Leaguebroadcasts during the Canadian Media Guildstrike [cite web |url= |title= |accessdate=2008-06-26 |work= |date= ] .
Tony has a son, Anthony Hill, who attends
Plano East Senior High Schooland plays varsity basketballas a point guard. Anthony is going to Colgate Universityto play basketball.
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