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Just now, BurnleyJet said:

Great player well deserved, not so sure on the most dominating?

Now #75’s going in, let’s get #73 in!

He's certainly in a conversation with at best a handful of players. Klecko and Revis are the only that spring to mind for me. 

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Are they done announcing the full Centennial class or are more announcements forthcoming?

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Winston Hill, Durable Lineman for ’69 Champion Jets, Is Dead at 74

 
 
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  • April 27, 2016
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Winston Hill, a reliable Jets offensive lineman who made eight All-Pro teams and protected the blindside of quarterback Joe Namath during the team’s only Super Bowl victory, in 1969, died on Tuesday in Denver. He was 74.

His death was announced by the Jets. His sister Sharon Hill Cranford said the cause was heart failure.

Hill joined the Jets in 1963, the first year they played under that name. (The previous name was the Titans.) In his rookie year, he began a streak of 195 consecutive games played, including 174 consecutive starts. Both streaks remain Jets records.

Playing left tackle, right tackle and center, Hill was responsible for keeping Namath’s jersey clean from attacking defenders. He was part of a line that helped Matt Snell run for 121 yards and a touchdown in the Jets’ underdog win over Baltimore in Super Bowl III, still remembered for Namath’s brash guarantee of victory.

Baltimore drafted Hill in the 11th round in 1963 out of Texas Southern University, where he was an all-American, but he was released by the Colts before ever playing for them and signed with the Jets. After 14 seasons with the Jets, Hill played his final one in 1977 with the Los Angeles Rams.

“Winston is a very analytical person, always searching for a better method of doing things,” Wimp Hewgley, the Jets’ offensive coach, said in 1971. “He’s always asking if he’s doing the correct thing. If not, he wants to know why. It’s the kind of thing you would expect from a rookie, not someone who has been around all these years.”

Hill was born on Oct. 23, 1941, in Joaquin, Tex., and was a high school tennis champion in Gladewater, Tex.

In addition to his sister Ms. Cranford, he is survived by his mother, Eulalia Hill Allen; his daughters, Hovlyn Hill May and Heather Hill; his son, Marc-Arthur Hill; two other sisters, Brenda Cole and Rhonda Saldivar; and three grandchildren.

After retiring in 1977, Hill opened a barbecue restaurant in Denver. In 1991, he opened another one with Ron Mitchell, naming it Winston Hill’s Ribs and Stuff, which remains open. He continued to work there, often sitting down and chatting with customers, until health problems emerged in recent years, Mitchell said.

Hill was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and often discussed the power of meditation and prayer. Heather Hill said he had coached and mentored young football players at the Joe Namath Football Camp for 44 years.

 
Correction: May 2, 2016

Because of an editing error, an obituary on Thursday about the longtime Jets offensive lineman Winston Hill misstated the name of the all-star pro football team to which he was named eight times. It is the All-Pro team, not the All-Star team.

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33 minutes ago, SAM SAM HE'S OUR MAN said:

KLECKO KLECKO KLECKO

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Too bad he passed away.  Like many of you have said here, it should have been done years ago...you stat guys that rely strictly on stats, check them out.  Good to see 4 now from that great 68-69 team make it to that HOF.

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44 minutes ago, joewilly12 said:

...protected the blindside of quarterback Joe Namath during the team’s only Super Bowl victory.

Let’s learn some lessons here. I don’t think that having an elite (and now HOF) Left Tackle during the Jets only Super Bowl year is a coincidence.

RIP to one of the greats. 

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1 minute ago, The Crimson King said:

Best Jets news in quite some time

Made my morning

 

“You didn’t hear about my All Pro selection?”

 

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21 minutes ago, southparkcpa said:

Im sorry  but FUKK the Hall of Fame. This man deserved to be in there while he was alive.

I am thrilled for his family and the Jets but Hill deserved to see this.

 

 

 

 

Steve Sabol was only just selected, too. STEVE PHUCKING SABOL, the voice of NFL films!!!! Are you kidding me!?!?!? 

 

So, yes, the HoF is a joke now.

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6 hours ago, Jetworks said:

Possibly the most dominating Jets player ever. 

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6 hours ago, Jetworks said:

He's certainly in a conversation with at best a handful of players. Klecko and Revis are the only that spring to mind for me. 

Brick, Mangold, Freeman McNeil, Snell, and Boozer are very good candidates as well.

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