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Dan Hill


Dan Winfield Hill, Jr.

Inducted 1962

Date of Birth



Asheville, NC


Duke University (1936-1938)


Dan Hill was the best Blue Devil lineman on the famed Iron Dukes of 1938. He was a center in the one platoon era when centers were also linebackers. He was first-team All-America, placed tenth in the Heisman vote and was co-captain of the 1938 Duke University team. The Iron Dukes won five games with the score 6-0 or 7-0. They were undefeated, untied and unscored upon in the regular season, losing finally in the Rose Bowl when Southern California scored with just 41 seconds left to play. His coach, Wallace Wade, called Hill "The heart of the team." In one game the regular quarterback was injured, and Hill called the plays. Duke had a 25-4-1 record in his three years. He graduated with honors, spent four years as a naval officer in World War II, and served Duke as assistant director of athletics, 1946-53. He left Duke and entered private business.


Height 6'1

Weight 210

Career Highlights

  • 1938 All-Conference
  • 1938 First Team All-America
  • 1938 Heisman - Tenth
  • 1936 All-Conference
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