Rice Institute football player King Hill
Black and white photograph of Rice Owls football player King Hill, class of 1958, accompanied by text headlining his achievement and entry into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. Caption reads: They tell the story that the first time King Hill (class of 1958) ever went around a golf course, he played a tough course in nearly par. This story illustrates the terrific athletic talent and muscular discipline Hill bright to Rice from Freeport. He pyramided these natural gifts into one of Rice's greatest sports careers, winding up as an all-America quarterback with the 1957 Owl SWC champions, its tri-captain elected by his teammates for the George Martin MVP award, and that year's pro football first round draft choice by the NFL Chicago Cardinals. He also played three years on the fine Owl basketball teams of 1955-57 and even lettered one year in golf. If a career that was all highlights could be said to have had a "high" highlight, it would have to be King Hill's smashing touchdown and place-kick point after that tumbled A&M from number one in the nation (and 17 game win streak) before the biggest crowd in Rice Stadium history and led a comebacking Rice team to the 1957 conference title. Hill later served many years as a coach and scout in the NFL for the Houston Oilers and Philadelphia Eagles. He became director of operations of the Tour 18 golf course in Humble in 1992.
Rice University Athletic Hall of Fame
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