The person who blocked Joe Namath’s blindside in Tremendous Bowl III is formally a Corridor of Famer.
Winston Hill, who died in 2016 and performed 14 seasons with the Jets from 1963-1976, was posthumously elected into the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame in 2020. His bust was formally enshrined over the weekend after the coronavirus pandemic cancelled final yr’s ceremony.
— Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) May 1, 2021
Hill was initially drafted within the eleventh spherical by the NFL’s Baltimore Colts in 1963 however signed with the AFL’s Jets as a free agent. He went on to turn out to be one of many longest-tenured Jets of all time. Hill performed the fifth-most video games in franchise historical past and began each sport for the Jets from 1964-1975, throughout which he earned eight Professional Bowl nods.
Hill completed his profession with the Rams in 1977.
“Our dad, he was superb. He liked to share tales about his experiences,” Hill’s daughter, Heather Hill said on the ceremony. “However our dad was keenly conscious that when you’ve an excellent occasion, and Tremendous Bowl III was an excellent occasion that modified soccer, coupled with a platform, you may change lives. Our dad used each platform. He used his platform: each accolade, each honor he obtained, each accomplishment, as a strategy to encourage folks, as a strategy to elevate folks.”