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Run-N-Shoot Era Houston Oiler Favorite Drew Hill Dies In Atlanta

Former Houston Oiler wide receiver Drew Hill has died in an Atlanta hospital at the age of 54 after suffering multiple strokes.


Hill was a favorite target of quarterback Warren Moon during the infamous "Run-n-Shoot" era of the Houston Oilers. Hill's career in Houston ran from 1985-1991, but his entire NFL career was a long one beginning in 1979 with the Los Angeles Rams and ending with the Atlanta Falcons in 1993.


Along with Haywood Jeffires, Curtis Duncan, and Ernest Givins, Hill completed a formidable foursome of receivers for Moon, who of course said he was shocked by the news of Hill's passing.


Of his seven seasons in Houston, Hill amassed five years in which he eclipsed the 1000-yard receiving mark. His lowest yardage total during that span was 938 yards. Hill was a two-time Pro Bowl selection (1988, 1990). Via Alan Burge, Hill is still second all-time in receiving yards and touchdowns for the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans franchise.

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