Tony Hills (American football)

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Tony Hills
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Hills during the 2011 NFL season.
No. 64     Oakland Raiders
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-11-04) November 4, 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 304 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school: Alief (TX) Elsik
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 4 / Pick: 130
Debuted in 2010 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Games played 10
Games started 1
Stats at NFL.com

Anthony Tremaine Hills (born November 4, 1984) is an American football offensive tackle for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas.

Early years[edit]

Though born in Dallas, Hills grew up in Houston, where he was an All-State tight end at Alief Elsik High School.[1] During Hills' senior year, his team reached the 5A state semifinals, but lost 30-21 to Converse Judson.

College career[edit]

Hills attended the University of Texas, where he was forced to redshirt the 2003 season after reconstructive surgery on his left knee following a career-threatening injury (nerve damage). When he returned, he was moved from tight end to offensive tackle, and appeared in 31 games during his first three seasons (2004–2006). In 2005, he was part of the Longhorn team that won the National Championship. As a junior in 2006, Hills started at left tackle in all 13 games of the season. He started the Longhorns' first 11 games of 2007, but suffered a fractured left fibula that cost him the last two games.[2]

Professional career[edit]

2008 NFL Draft[edit]

Hills is considered to be part of a strong group of offensive tackles and was seen by most analysts as a third-round pick. He was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round with the 130th pick.[3]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Hills was drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, spending three seasons with the team. He was released on September 3, 2011.

Denver Broncos[edit]

On September 6, 2011, he signed with the Denver Broncos.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

On October 6, 2012, he signed with the Indianapolis Colts.

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On July 28, 2013, Hills signed with the Buffalo Bills.[4] On August 18, 2013, he was released by the Bills.[5]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

On August 20, 2013, Hills was signed by the Oakland Raiders.[6]

Personal[edit]

Hills' younger brother Jeremy also attended Alief Elsik, and is currently a running back at Texas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ UT Bio from 2005
  2. ^ Brown, Chip (200, 7-11-12). "Texas' Hills out for season". Dallas Morning News. 
  3. ^ Manfull, Megan (2008-02-21). "NFL COMBINE NOTES: UT's Finley wants ball in pros". Houston Chronicle. 
  4. ^ Brown, Chris (July 28, 2013). "Bills sign OL Antoine Caldwell, Tony Hills". BuffaloBills.com. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ Brown, Chris (August 18, 2013). "Bills release four, WR Elliott to I-R". BuffaloBills.com. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ Wilkening, Mike (August 20, 2013). "Raiders sign tackle Tony Hills". NBCSports.com. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 

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