Former Jets tackle Winston Hill has passed away at age 74.
Hill played 14 seasons for the Jets from 1963 through 1976. Before the AFL-NFL merger, he was a four-time AFL All-Star. After the merger, he made four Pro Bowl teams. At the time of the merger, he was selected to the AFL's All-Time Second Team.
Hill was the tackle for the best times in Jets history. He blocked for Joe Namath. He also was one of the greatest players the franchise has known. In 2010, the Jets created the Ring of Honor to acknowledge the most important figures in team history. The first class had six people, the very best of the best the Jets have had. The six were Joe Namath, Joe Klecko, Curtis Martin, Don Maynard, Weeb Ewbank, and Winston Hill.
Randy Lange wrote a wonderful tribute to Hill you can read here.
Our deepest condolences go out to his loved ones at this difficult time.