David Hill (tight end)

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David Hill
No. 81
Born: (1954-01-01) January 1, 1954 (age 64)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Career information
Position(s) Tight end
College Texas A&I
NFL draft 1976 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46
Career history
As player
1976–1982 Detroit Lions
1983–1987 Los Angeles Rams
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls 2

David Earl Hill (born January 1, 1954 in San Antonio, Texas) is a former professional American football tight end in the National Football League. He played for twelve seasons for the Detroit Lions and the Los Angeles Rams. He was selected to two Pro Bowls while playing for the Lions. He is the younger brother of former Green Bay Packers defensive back and longtime KCBS-TV sports anchor Jim Hill. He appears in the music video for the Dire Straits song, "Walk of Life", doing an end zone celebration while a member of the Detroit Lions.

Hill also appeared in the 1986 Rams promotional video, Let's Ram It,[1] where he went by the name "Big Daddy Hill" and states that he likes to block, but doesn't want Eric Dickerson running over him.[2]


  1. ^ "Rams". Los Angeles Times. November 13, 1986. p. 129. Retrieved April 18, 2018 – via newspapers.com. 
  2. ^ "Ram IT (NFL Rams Football Team) Song". Retrieved April 17, 2018 – via YouTube. 

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