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Calvin Hill  

Former NFL Running Back, Heart Disease Prevention

Mr. Calvin Hill was appointed Vice President/Administrative Personnel of the Baltimore Orioles in November, 1987. He initially joined the Orioles in July, 1987 when Edward Bennett Williams appointed him to the Board of Directors.

Mr. Hill is a consultant with Fleet Financial Services of Providence, Rhode Island.

Additionally, Mr. Hill is a consultant to the Cleveland Browns Football Club and Alexander & Associates, Inc., a Washington, D.C. corporate consulting firm. As a consultant with the Cleveland Browns, he helped form a group of Cleveland Browns' players to control and eliminate drug and alcohol related problems. Mr. Hill has written several articles on sports and academia for national publications, makes appearances at university campuses and business firms, throughout the United States. He addresses several topics including the problem of drugs and alcohol and the work needed in this area, and the important relationship of sports and academia.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Mr. Hill is an alumnus of the Riverdale Country School in New York City. He attended Riverdale on a Schenley Wholesalers Foundation Scholarship and completed his education at Yale University graduating in 1969 with a major in History. While at Yale, he was a member of Battel Chapel Deacons, Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, St. Elmo's Society, and Black Students at Yale. As a senior, he was honored by the Jordan Oliver Award and the Chester P. LaRoche Scholarship for graduate study. After Yale, Mr. Hill attended Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology.

The same year Mr. Hill graduated from Yale, he was selected in the first round of the NFL College Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He earned NFL Rookie of the year and All Pro honors that year, a first for the Cowboys. After spending six years in Dallas, where he became the team's first long yard rusher, Mr. Hill's athletic career continued with the Hawaiian Football Club of the World Football League, and the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns of the NFL. He was selected to participate in the NFL Pro Bowl in 1969, 1972, 1973 and 1974. He also played in Superbowls V and VI. Other honors include Texas Pro Athlete of the Year in 1970, Miami Touchdown Club Fame NFL Player of the Year in 1969, a member of the Dallas Cowboys All Time Team, and a member of the Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame.

Concurrent with his professional athletic career, Mr. Hill has served as Special Assistant to Senator John Glenn (D Ohio); Special Assistant to the Director of the Peace Corps; Public Relations Representative and National Good Will Ambassador for the Dr. Pepper Company; Commercial Loan Officer and Assistant Vice President of Dallas Bank & Trust, Dallas, Texas; Development Director of the Jarvis Christian College, Hawkins, Texas; and Labor Relations Representative for the Bethlehem Steel Company.

Mr. Hill has always been active in civic, community and academic aquifers. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Calvin Hill Day Care Center at Yale University and has worked with the National Association for Retarded Citizens as that organization's National Sports Chairman. He served as a board member of the Fairfax, Virginia County Park Authority, on the Board of the Cuyahoga County Hospital Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio and on the Board of Visitors of Case Western Reserve University. He was a member of the Yale University Council. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Yale University Development Board and on the Board of the Yale Club of Washington, D.C. Additionally, he is an Associate Fellow of Pierson College, Yale University, and served as a member of the Board of the Riverdale Country School in New York City.

Mr. Hill resides in Virginia, with his wife Janet. Their son, Grant Hill, plays for the Phoenix Suns.

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