(Texas Southern)...6'4'', 270...Drafted by Baltimore Colts in NFL but signed as free agent with AFL’s Jets … Possessed durability, size and strength to become dominant tackle … Noted as one of game’s best pass protectors … Named All-Pro and All-AFL, 1969 … Second-Team All-AFL three times (1964, 1968, 1969) … Second-Team All-NFL three times (1970, 1971, 1972) … All-AFC five straight seasons (1970-74) … Voted to first AFL All-Star Game in second season … Elected to eight AFL All-Star Games/Pro Bowls (five as left tackle, three at right tackle) … Named to All-Time AFL Team (Second Team) … Born October 23, 1941 in Joaquin, Texas … Died April 26, 2016 in Denver, Colorado at age of 74.

BIO

Winston Hill New York Jets & Los Angeles Rams

Winston Hill, a 6’4”, 270-pound tackle, was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in the 11th round of the National Football League Draft but signed as a free agent with the American Football League’s New York Jets where he spent 14 of his 15-season career. Hill was a standout from Texas Southern who went on to have an extremely successful career in professional football.

Hill possessed durability, size and strength which helped him to become a dominant tackle. He is noted as one of the game’s best pass protectors. Hill was an integral leader of the offensive line that blocked for Joe Namath, pro football’s first 4,000-yard passer. Hill’s final season, 1977, was spent with the Los Angeles Rams.

Hill helped the Jets to back-to-back division titles in 1968 and 1969 and started at left tackle in Jets’ upset of the Colts in Super Bowl III when Namath “guaranteed” their victory.

At the time of his retirement, Hill held Jets’ records for most consecutive career games (195) and consecutive starts (174). He was named All-Pro and All-AFL in 1969, Second-Team All-AFL three times and Second-Team All-NFL three times. Additionally, Hill received All-AFC honors five straight seasons (1970-74), was voted to the first AFL All-Star Game during his second season, elected to eight AFL All-Star Games/Pro Bowls (five as left tackle, three at right tackle) and named to All-Time AFL Team (Second Team). He passed away on April 26, 2016 at the age of 74.

STATS

Winston Hill's Stats

Career Statistics


Games Played:

1963  N.Y. Jets............................... 13

1964 N.Y. Jets............................... 13

1965 N.Y. Jets............................... 14

1966 N.Y. Jets............................... 14

1967 N.Y. Jets............................... 14

1968 N.Y. Jets............................... 14

1969 N.Y. Jets............................... 14

1970  N.Y. Jets............................... 14

 

1971 N.Y. Jets............................... 14

1972 N.Y. Jets............................... 14

1973 N.Y. Jets............................... 14

1974 N.Y. Jets............................... 14

1975 N.Y. Jets............................... 14

1976 N.Y. Jets............................... 14

1977 Los Angeles............................. 3

Career Total................................. 198

 



CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

Winston Hill's Championship Games

Championship Games

1968 AFL – New York Jets 27, Oakland Raiders 23

Hill started at left tackle.

 

Super Bowls

Super Bowl III – New York Jets 16, Baltimore Colts 7

Hill started at left tackle.

 



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Winston Hill's Career Highlights

All-League Teams

All-Pro: 1969 (NEA)

All-AFL: 1969 (NEA, SN, N.Y.)

All-AFL Second Team: 1964 (NEA)  ·  1968 (N.Y., SN)  ·  1969 (AP, UPI)

All-NFL Second Team: 1970 (PFWA, NEA)  ·  1971 (NEA)  ·  1972 (PFWA, NEA)

All-AFC:  1970 (AP, UPI, SN)  ·  1971 (UPI)  ·  1972 (AP, UPI, SN)  ·  1973 (UPI, SN, PW)  ·  1974 (UPI, PW)

 

Pro Bowls

(8) – 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974

 

Team Records

 

Jets records held by Hill

(Records through the 1976 season, Hill’s final season with New York)

·    [1st] Most Games, Career – 195

·    [1st] Most Consecutive Games, Career – 195

·    [1st] Most Consecutive Starts, Career – 174

 

Year-by-Year Team Records

1963     New York Jets..................... 5-8-1   (4th)

1964     New York Jets..................... 5-8-1   (3rd)

1965     New York Jets..................... 5-8-1   (2nd)

1966     New York Jets..................... 6-6-2   (3rd)

1967     New York Jets..................... 8-5-1   (2nd)

1968     New York Jets.................. 11-3-0   (1st)

1969     New York Jets.................. 10-4-0   (1st)

1970     New York Jets................... 4-10-0   (3rd)

1971     New York Jets..................... 6-8-0   (4th)

1972     New York Jets..................... 7-7-0   (2nd)

1973     New York Jets................... 4-10-0   (4th)

1974     New York Jets..................... 7-7-0   (3rd)

1975     New York Jets................... 3-11-0   (4th)

1976     New York Jets................... 3-11-0   (4th)

1977     Los Angeles Rams........... 10-4-0   (1st)

(Division Finish in Parentheses)

Qualified for Postseason in Bold

CAREER CAPSULE

Winston Hill's Career Capsule

Full Name: Winston Cordell Hill

Birthdate: October 23, 1941

Birthplace: Joaquin, Texas

Died: April 26, 2016

High School: Weldon (Gladewater, TX)

Pro Career: 15 seasons, 198 games

Drafted: 11th round (145th player overall) in 1963 by Baltimore Colts



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