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Former Los Angeles Rams receiver Drew Hill dies at 54

March 19, 2011 |  5:35 pm

Drew hillFormer NFL wide receiver Drew Hill, who started his career with the Los Angeles Rams and twice reached the Pro Bowl with the Houston Oilers, died Friday at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta after suffering two massive strokes, said Jay Mathis, his agent. Hill was 54.

Hill, a 12th-round draft pick from Georgia Tech, played with the Rams from 1979 to 1984. He missed the 1983 season because of an injury.

Hill spent seven seasons with the Oilers from 1985 to 1991 and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1988 and 1990. He finished his career with the Atlanta Falcons in 1992 and 1993.

Hill was born Oct. 5, 1956, in Newnan, Ga.

-- Associated Press 

 Photo: Drew Hill returns a kick for the Los Angeles Rams in 1980. Credit: Ken Hivley/Los Angeles Times