David Hill to be Inducted into Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

By: Press Release
By: Press Release

Former Auburn and Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman David Hill will be one of eight to be inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 21, 2011.

A native of Lanett, AL, Hill became a mainstay on Auburn offensive line in the early 1960’s.

He was named to the Team of the Decade for the 60’s.

Blessed with size (6’5”, 260 lbs.), speed and agility, he was drafted in the 4th round in 1963 by the Kansas City Chiefs and was a solid performer on their offensive line for 13 seasons.

Considered an outstanding pass blocker, he played in two Super Bowls (I and IV).

He earned two AFC Championship rings and one Super Bowl ring.

In their Super Bowl victory over the Minnesota Vikings in 1970, he had an outstanding game as their starting right tackle.

He played in 149 games with the Chiefs, the fourth most ever by a Chiefs offensive lineman.

At one point during his 13 year career, he did not miss a game for nine straight years.

He was honored with being the highest graded offensive lineman on the Chiefs for ten years; and in 1998 was inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame.

Other members of the ASHOF Class of 2011 include: Shaun Alexander (football), Vonetta Flowers (track and bobsledding), Henry Hart (basketball), Jeff Rutledge (football), Jimmy Smothers (media), Frank Thomas (baseball), and Al Worthington (baseball).

Don Logan will be honored as the Distinguished American Sportsman.

For ticket information to the May 21st Induction Banquet at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, call the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame at 205-323-6665.

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