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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