Jerry Hill (American football)
|Born:||October 12, 1939|
Torrington, Wyoming, United States
|NFL Draft:||1961 / Round: 3 / Pick: 35|
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University of Wyoming
Hill played his collegiate football for Wyoming Cowboys football. He was an All-Skyline Conference running back in 1959 and 1960, and was part of the 1958 Wyoming Cowboys football team that won the Sun Bowl. Jerry Hill was selected as Wyoming Football's player of the 20th Century in 1992. He finished his collegiate career with 1,374 rushing yards on 288 carries. He was named as an Honorable Mention All-American in 1959 and 1960.
National Brewing Company introduced Colt 45 in 1963. Listed on the Pabst website as a "Fun Fact", Colt 45 was named after running back #45 Jerry Hill of the 1963 Baltimore Colts and not the .45 caliber handgun ammunition round.
Awards and honors
- All Skyline Conference Running Back, 1959
- All Skyline Conference Running Back, 1960
- Inducted into Wyoming Cowboys Hall of Fame, October 29, 1993.
- Member of 1958 Sun Bowl Champions
- Member of 1968 NFL Champions
- Member of Super Bowl V Champions
- Wyoming Football Player of the 20th Century
- Namesake of the Colt 45 malt liquor
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