A college division Ail-American center in 1971 and John Hill is regarded by many as the greatest player at his position in Lehigh football history, Hill was named to the New York Times All-East team and ECAC all-star first team. Football Magazine's college division exemplary player award winner in 1971, Hill played in the East-West Shrine Game and Coaches' Ail-American post-season game. His leadership was exemplified by the fact that he was named team co-captain his senior year. After graduating from Lehigh, Hill was a sixth-round draft choice of the New York Giants, who used him at center, guard and tackle before waiving him after three years of service. Hill then joined the New Orleans Saints where he became an outstanding NFL performer from 1975 through 1984, captaining the team from 1980-84. He was inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame this past July and named to the club's 25th anniversary all-time team. Hill concluded his NFL career in 1985 with the San Francisco 49ers.
Football wasn't the only sport in which Hill excelled. He also ran track at Lehigh and was rated by his former coach, John Covert, as one of the greatest track & field athletes he ever coached. Hill set Lehigh shot put records and was a winner in the Penn Relays.
Hill is an agent with State Farm Insurance and he and his wife Denise and daughters Lauren and Megan reside in Creedmore, North Carolina.