On his latest visit home for Memorial Day weekend, Hill and a female friend ventured out on Lake Pontchartrain on a personal watercraft without life vests Sunday night. The two ended up falling off the watercraft in an area of swirling currents near where a major shipping canal runs into the lake.
While the woman survived by grabbing a piling and holding onto it until she was rescued, the 24-year-old Hill, who friends described as a good swimmer, drifted away and disappeared until searchers pulled his body from the water on Monday afternoon, about 17 hours after the accident.
This is a really tragic story and drowning deaths always turn my stomach slightly. May the man rest in peace and condolences to his family.
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Sorry, but you *have* to include Paul Brown on the Honorable Mention list - Went from OSU to the Browns, led them to every AAFC championship ever, then won the NFL Championship in 1950 when they joined the league. Fantastic, innovative coach.