Jack Hill (Canadian football)

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Jack Hill
Born:(1932-10-17)October 17, 1932
Ogden, Utah
Died: September 26, 2005(2005-09-26) (aged 72)
Kaysville, Utah
Career information
Position(s) Running Back, Kicker
College Utah State University
NFL draft 1956 / Round: 13 / Pick 151
(By the Baltimore Colts)
Career history
As player
1957–1961 Saskatchewan Roughriders
1961 Denver Broncos
CFL West All-Star 1958
Awards 1958 - Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy

Jack "the Deacon" Hill was an American running back with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League. [1]

Running back position in American and Canadian football

A running back (RB) is an American and Canadian football position, a member of the offensive backfield. The primary roles of a running back are to receive handoffs from the quarterback for a rushing play, to catch passes from out of the backfield, and to block. There are usually one or two running backs on the field for a given play, depending on the offensive formation. A running back may be a halfback, a wingback or a fullback. A running back will sometimes be called a "feature back" if he is the team's starting running back.

Saskatchewan Roughriders professional Canadian football team based in Regina, Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a professional Canadian football team based in Regina, Saskatchewan. The Roughriders play in the West Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

Canadian Football League Professional Canadian football league

The Canadian Football League is a professional sports league in Canada. The CFL is the highest level of competition in Canadian football. The league consists of nine teams, each located in a city in Canada. They are divided into two divisions: four teams in the East Division and five teams in the West Division.

Hill is from Ogden, Utah, graduated from Utah State University. [2] He joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1957, but his greatest year was 1958, when he was an all-star and scored a professional football record 145 points (16 touchdowns, 36 converts, 4 field goals and a rouge) and won the Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy. [3] [4] He played 3 more seasons with the Green Riders, but was hampered by injuries. His contract was sold to the Denver Broncos in 1961, where he caught 4 passes in 14 games. He later owned a car dealership in Utah. [5]

Ogden, Utah City in Utah, United States

Ogden is a city and the county seat of Weber County, Utah, United States, approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of the Great Salt Lake and 40 miles (64 km) north of Salt Lake City. The population was 84,316 in 2014, according to the US Census Bureau, making it Utah's 7th largest city. The city served as a major railway hub through much of its history, and still handles a great deal of freight rail traffic which makes it a convenient location for manufacturing and commerce. Ogden is also known for its many historic buildings, proximity to the Wasatch Mountains, and as the location of Weber State University.

Utah State University university

Utah State University is a public land-grant research university in Logan, Utah. It is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. With nearly 20,000 students living on or near campus, USU is Utah's largest public residential campus. As of Fall 2018, there were 27,932 students enrolled including 24,880 undergraduate students and 3,052 graduate students. The university has the highest percentage of out-of-state students of any public university in Utah totaling 23% of the student body.

The Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy is a Canadian Football League trophy, given to the top scorer in the West Division. Unlike other CFL trophies, there is no East Division counterpart.

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  1. CFLAPEDIA entry: Jack Hill
  2. Jack Hill - Saskatchewan Roughriders Ottawa Citizen, October 9, 1959
  3. Jack Hill Needs 26 for Record Edmonton Journal, October 22, 1958
  4. Remember Jack Hill, McNamara, Benson? The Leader-Post, September 21, 1967
  5. Jack Hill Remembers The Leader-Post, October 23, 1982