J. D. Hill

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This article is about the retired American football player. For the early American aviator, James DeWitt Hill (1882-1927), see J.D. Hill (aviator).
J. D. Hill
Date of birth (1948-10-30) October 30, 1948 (age 67)
Place of birth Stockton, CA
Career information
Position(s) Wide receiver
College Arizona State
NFL draft 1971 / Round: 1 / Pick 4
Career history
As player
1971-1975 Buffalo Bills
1976-1977 Detroit Lions
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls 1972
Career stats

J. D. Hill (born October 30, 1948, in Stockton, California) is a retired American football wide receiver who played seven seasons in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills and Detroit Lions; he played college football at Arizona State University.[1] His son, Lonzell Hill, also played wide receiver in the NFL. Another son, Shelby Hill, was a wide receiver for Syracuse University.

In 2014 Hill and seven other players were named as plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the NFL. It alleges he, and more than 400 others were illegally given narcotics to mask the pain so they could play in games. "I became addicted and turned to the streets after my career and was homeless. Never took a drug in my life, and I became a junkie in the NFL" he said. [2]