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Calvin Hill to be Inducted into the John McLendon Minority Athletics Administrators Hall of Fame

March 7, 2012

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CLEVELAND – The John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation, in partnership with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) is proud to announce that Dallas Cowboys Consultant Calvin Hill, will be inducted into the John McLendon Minority Athletics Administrators Hall of Fame as the NFL representative on the evening of June 27, 2012.  The induction ceremony will be held in conjunction with the 47th Annual NACDA Convention at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

Hill, who has been a consultant to Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys Football Club since 1997, is also a principal in Hill Family Advisors where he oversees his family’s assets and investments. Hill was appointed Vice President 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. In the late 1990s, Hill served as a member of the Board of the San Diego Padres.

Hill was also a consultant to the Mental Health Management, Inc. of McLean, Virginia, a company specializing in the treatment of psychiatric problems and chemical abuse, and a consultant with Fleet Financial Services of Providence, Rhode Island. Additionally, he was a consultant to Alexander & Associates, Inc., a Washington, D.C. corporate consulting firm. As a consultant with the Cleveland Browns, he helped form a group of Cleveland Brown’s players to control and eliminate drug and alcohol-related problems. 

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Hill completed his education at Yale in 1969 and was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He earned NFL Rookie of the Year and All-Pro honors that year, a first for the Cowboys.



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 and Connecticut Athletics Hall of Fames. 

In 1994, Hill received the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award and in 1998 he received the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s Man of the Year Award.  In 2001, he received the George H.W. Bush Lifetime of Leadership Award from Yale, and was most recently the recipient of the Doak Walker Legends Award. 

Hill has served on a number of civic community and academic affairs boards, including the Yale University Council (1984-1988) and the Board of the Cuyahoga County Hospital Foundation in Cleveland.  He was also a member of the Rand Corporation Drug Policy and Research Center, the NCAA Foundation, and the Duke Divinity School.

Previous NFL Recipients include:

2010:  Mike Haynes - Special advisor to the Commissioner of the NFL and hall of fame defensive back from Arizona State

2009: Gene Washington – Director of Football Operations

2007: Ozzie Newsome - First African-American General Manager

About the John McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Program: The John McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Awards are presented to senior-level minority students who intend to pursue a graduate degree in athletics administration. If you have any questions regarding this program, please visit www.mclendonminorityfoundation.com.