Jerry Hill (American football)

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Jerry Hill
No. 45
Date of birth (1939-10-12) October 12, 1939 (age 77)
Place of birth Torrington, Wyoming, United States
Career information
Position(s) Running back
College Wyoming
NFL draft 1961 / Round: 3 / Pick: 35
Career history
As player
(19611970) Baltimore Colts
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Rushing yards 2,668
Rush attempts 706
Rushing TDs 22
Receptions 112
Receiving yards 970
Games played 102

Jerry Hill (born October 12, 1939) is a former professional American football running back for the National Football League's Baltimore Colts. He is a native of Lingle, Wyoming.

University of Wyoming[edit]

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.[1] 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.

Baltimore Colts[edit]

Beginning in the 1961 season he played for eight seasons with the Baltimore Colts, playing in both Super Bowl III and Super Bowl V.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • All Skyline Conference Running Back, 1959
  • All Skyline Conference Running Back, 1960
  • Inducted into Wyoming Cowboys Hall of Fame, October 29, 1993.[2]
  • 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


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-14. Retrieved 2012-10-12. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-14. Retrieved 2012-10-12.