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Posted on: March 19, 2011 2:41 pm

Former Oiler Drew Hill dies at 54

Posted by Andy Benoit

Former Oilers wide receiver Drew Hill has passed away at the age of 54. On Friday we wrote that Hill was hospitalized with a “brain-related condition.”

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that Hill died from two massive strokes.

Former teammate Warren Moon played with Hill during the Oilers’ run-and-shoot era.

“I’m shocked,” Moon said. “I can’t believe it. Drew meant so much to us as a player and as a person. I counted on him so much. He was the consummate professional. It’s just so sad.”

Hill spent five seasons with the Rams before joining the Oilers in 1985. He had never caught more than 19 passes in a season until he went to Houston, where he snagged 64 balls his first year.

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Posted on: March 18, 2011 9:57 pm

Former Pro Bowler Drew Hill hospitalized

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Former Pro Bowl WR Drew Hill has been hospitalized with “a brain-related condition” and is in very serious condition, reports The SportsXchange’s Len Pasquarelli (via Pro Football Talk) .

Pasquarelli also reports Hill is being treated for either a stroke or an aneurysm.

Hill is 54 years old, and from 1979-93, he played for the Rams, Oilers and Falcons. From 1985-92, Hill recorded at least 60 catches seven times, and he completed his career with 60 touchdown catches.

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