Tony Hill (American football)

Tony Hill (American football)

Infobox NFLretired
name=Tony Hill

position=Wide receiver
birthdate=birth date and age|1956|6|23
San Diego, California
* Dallas Cowboys (1977-1986)
stat2label=Receiving Yards
* Pro Bowl (x3) (1978, 1979, 1985)

Leroy Anthony Hill, Jr. (born June 23, 1956 in San Diego, California) is a former professional American football wide receiver who played 10 seasons in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys from 1977 to 1986. Before his NFL career, he played collegiately at Stanford University.

Playing career

As a rookie, Hill won a championship ring with the Cowboys when they defeated the Denver Broncos 27-10 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 XIII loss 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 Bowl again, 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 kickoff returns.

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 commentator for ArenaBowl V on Prime Network and was the color commentator for America One's Canadian Football League broadcasts during the Canadian Media Guild strike [cite web |url= |title= |accessdate=2008-06-26 |work= |date= ] .


Tony has a son, Anthony Hill, who attends Plano East Senior High School and plays varsity basketball as a point guard. Anthony is going to Colgate University to play basketball.


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