Hill memorial service at Tech

Georgia Tech will host a memorial for Drew Hill at 1 p.m. Friday on the east side of Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Hill, a former standout at Georgia Tech and in the NFL, died last Friday after suffering two strokes.

According to Tech: “Attendees are encouraged to park in Peters Deck and should enter Bobby Dodd Stadium through Gate 9, which is located on Techwood Dr. between North Avenue and Bobby Dodd Way. Overflow parking is available on North Avenue next to the Alumni Association.”

Hill’s funeral will be held at Unity Baptist Church in Newnan at 1 p.m. Saturday. The church’s web site: http://unitybaptistchurchnewnan.org/

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 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.

Funeral Home Information

Sellers-Smith Funeral Home

168 Greenville Street

Newnan, GA 30263

(770) 253-1607


– Doug Roberson, AJC

4 comments Add your comment


March 24th, 2011
9:40 am

rest in peace, & God bless-thanks for the memories……


March 24th, 2011
12:31 pm

I plan to be there. Let’s have a big turnout, and fond rememberance – those of us that witnessed Drew’s ability and cheered for his / GT’s accomplishments should show up again!

Al Davis

March 24th, 2011
12:32 pm

well said juvenal and ditto


March 25th, 2011
2:33 pm

From a DAWG- he was a GREAT player!!!!!! Hope Jesus is holding you tight……