Former Georgia Tech and NFL standout Drew Hill died late Friday night at Piedmont Hospital after suffering two strokes earlier this week. He was admitted to the hospital on Thursday after becoming ill while playing golf. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Hill is in Tech’s record books in several categories: receiving yards per season (t-15th, 708, 1978), receiving yards/career (19th, 1,080, 1975-78), and yards per reception/career (t-4th, 19.3, 1975-78).
Hill, a native of Newnan, caught 634 passes for 9,831 yards and 60 touchdowns in the NFL. He was selected by the Rams in the 12th round of the NFL draft in 1979. He played for the Falcons in 1992-93.
– Doug Roberson, AJC