Albert Hill (American football)

Albert Hill

Hill in 1917
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Position Quarterback
Class 1917
Career history
High school Washington
Personal information
Date of birth (1896-08-12)August 12, 1896
Place of birth Washington, Georgia
Date of death October 13, 1969(1969-10-13) (aged 73)
Place of death Atlanta, Georgia
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 164 lb (74 kg)
Career highlights and awards

Albert Barnett "Buster" Hill (August 12, 1896 – October 13, 1969)[1] was a college football player.

Early years

Albert Barnett Hill was born on August 12, 1896 in Washington, Georgia to William Meriwether Hill and Susan Montgomery Stokes. He attended Washington High.[2]

Georgia Tech

Hill entered the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1913. He was a prominent player for John Heisman's Georgia Tech Golden Tornado football teams. Hill was elected to the Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame in 1966.[3]


Hill was the quarterback for Georgia Tech's first national championship team in 1917, which outscored opponents 491 to 17. That year he received the most carries while leading one of the greatest ever backfields alongside Everett Strupper, Joe Guyon, and Judy Harlan.[4][5][6] Hill led the nation in touchdowns. Sometimes simply referred to as the "diminutive quarterback,"[7] Hill was selected as a second-team All-American at the end of the 1917 season by Jack Veiock, sports editor of the International News Service (INS).[8] Heisman considered the 1917 team the best one he ever coached,[9] and for many years the team was considered the greatest football team the South ever produced.[10]


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