Anthony Hill (American football)

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Anthony Hill
No. 87, 83
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-01-02) January 2, 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth: Friendswood, Texas
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 277 lb (126 kg)
Career information
College: N.C. State
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 4 / Pick: 122
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC honors (2006)
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 3
Receiving yards: 19
Touchdowns: 0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Anthony Hill (born January 2, 1985) is a former American football tight end who played in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Hill attended Clear Brook High School in Friendswood, Texas. He played college football at North Carolina State.

Hill was also a member of the Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts.

Early years[edit]

Hill attended the Hargrave Military Academy. As a senior, he recorded 10 catches after switching to tight end from defensive end. There, he played with future Wolfpack teammate wide receiver Darrell Blackman. He was rated No. 44 nationally at his position by Rivals.com.

College career[edit]

Hill played college football at North Carolina State. In his sophomore season, he caught 45 passes for 478 yards and earned second-team All-ACC honors. In July 2007, he tore his ACL and did not return until fall of 2008. In his senior year, despite missing four games with a chest injury, Hill caught 19 passes and scored four touchdowns.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Arm span Hand span Wonderlic
6 ft 5 in* 262* 4.81 sec* 4.56* 7.31* 30.5"* 8 ft 11 in* 21 Reps* 3434"* 1018"*

(* represents NFL Combine )

Houston Texans[edit]

Hill was drafted by the Houston Texans in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. On October 2, 2009, word spread that Hill had contracted the H1N1 virus, also known as Swine flu and had been hospitalized. Head coach Gary Kubiak said publicly that Hill "is doing much better" and that "there's no panic at all".[1]

He was waived on September 3, 2011, during final roster cuts.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Hill was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad on September 5, 2011.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Hill was signed to the Indianapolis Colts active roster on November 7, 2011, after starter Dallas Clark and backup Brody Eldridge went down with injuries.

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