Former NFL wide receiver Drew Hill, a two-time Pro Bowler who was a key part of the Houston Oilers’ famed “Run and Shoot” offense of the 1980s, died at Piedmont Hospital late Friday after suffering two massive strokes, according to his agent.
Piedmont Hospital spokesman Jim Taylor on Saturday confirmed the 54-year-old Hill’s death.
Hill fell ill on a golf course on Thursday and died late Friday after suffering the strokes, said his agent, Jay Mathis of Next Level Management.
A 12th round pick from Georgia Tech in 1979, Hill played for the Los Angeles Rams from 1979 to 1984, for the Oilers from 1985 to 1991, and for the Atlanta Falcons for the 1992 and 1993 seasons.
Hill had 634 receptions for 9,831 yards and 60 touchdowns, averaging 15.5 yards per catch.