Sam Hill
Sam Hill

 

 

Sam Hill (1916)

Sam Hill won three varsity letters in football, and one in track. In football, he was captain of the 1915 squad. A fullback, Hill was referred to as a "tower of strength" by local newspapers and was a second-team fullback on an All-State squad. When Sam carried the ball, he seldom failed to gain; when he tackled, he always brought his man down. In track, he specialized in the discus and shot put. After high school, Hill attended the University of Illinois where he won three letters in track and one in football. For the Illinois track squad, he was Big 10 champ in the hammer throw for three years.