Center John Hill, member of New Orleans Saints all-50th team, dies

John Hill, a center who was named to the New Orleans Saints all-50th team in 2016, died Sunday, Oct. 21. He was 68.

The team issued a statement Wednesday morning:

"The New Orleans Saints mourn the loss of center John Hill, who passed away at age 68 on Sunday."

In 10 seasons with New Orleans from 1975-1984, Hill appeared in 138 games and made 134 starts. He currently sits at 20th on the club’s all-time games played list. Hill was inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame in 1992 and was named to the club’s all-50th team in 2016.

"For me personally, (football) made me the man I am," Hill said in a 2016 interview the weekend he was honored for being a member of the Saints' all-50th team. "Learning how to overcome obstacles, keep going forward with your goals."

Following his retirement from the NFL, Hill became an insurance agent in Raleigh, N.C.

Revisit the best photos as we honored the Saints All-50th Team presented by Chevron during Week 13.

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