Sunday, July 5, 2015

1974 Profile: J.D. Hill

Wide Receiver
No. 40
Arizona State
"Hill was Buffalo's number two receiver last fall with 29 receptions, one behind leader Bob Chandler. His catches accounted for 422 yards, a 14.6 average. His 42-yard hookup with Joe Ferguson against Miami at Orchard Park was the Bills' longest pass play of the season. J.D.'s best single game statistics last fall were against San Diego- seven receptions for 118 yards, the top one-game showing of the season by a Buffalo receiver.
J.D. led the Bills with 52 receptions in 1972 and ranked fourth in the AFC. He was selected as a member of the '72 AFC Pro Bowl team. J.D. has blazing speed and has seen action as both a kickoff and punt returner. The top draft choice of the Bills in 1971, injuries cut his rookie season to five games.
Hill was the Most Valuable Player on Arizona State's undefeated (11-0) 1970 club and was included on every major All-America team. He was Senior Bowl MVP and a member of the College All-Star squad. J.D. also ran the 100 and the 220 for the Arizona State track team; his best times were 9.3 for the 100 and 20.3 for the 220.
J.D.'s major subjects at Arizona State were physical education and elementary education. He's interested in working with disadvantaged children."

-Buffalo Bills 1974 Yearbook

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