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Winston Hill elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Jets great Winston Hill has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Hill played tackle for the Jets from 1963 through 1976. He was a starter on the only Super Bowl Championship team in Jets history.

Hill’s career was widely decorated. He made four AFL All-Star teams and four Pro Bowls after the AFL-NFL merger. He was also a three-time All AFL selection and a three-time NFL All Pro. Hill was selected to the AFL’s All-Time Second Team. He was also part of the Jets’ inaugural Ring of Honor class in 2010. He passed away in 2016.

The Jets tweeted out a nice video tribute.

To celebrate the NFL’s centennial celebration, the Hall of Fame is inducting an expanded class of 20 members this year. In addition to the normal annual procedure, a blue ribbon panel met to induct Hill and others.

Hill joins the likes of Joe Namath, Don Maynard, Weeb Ewbank, Curtis Martin, and Kevin Mawae as Jets greats enshrined in Canton.