Calvin Hill '65, right, with his son, former NBA standout Grant Hill. Photo by Dominic A.A. Randolph
In the lead-up to Super Bowl 50, the NFL is distributing golden footballs to high schools that have produced Super Bowl players.
Thanks to the legendary career of Calvin Hill '65, Riverdale will receive one of these keepsakes.
At a reception at the Giants-Cowboys game yesterday, Riverdale paid tribute to Hill, who played on two Super Bowl teams, including the Cowboys' win over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI. During his years as a professional athlete, he was named the 1969 Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year, and competed in four Pro Bowls. He is now is a player-development consultant for the Cowboys.
Hill had never played football before coming to Riverdale, where he was coached by Frank Bertino. Hill went onto play football for Yale, and had a 12-year NFL career.
Among those present at the event were Hill's son, Grant Hill, the former NBA player; Peter Salovey, the president of Yale University; Steve Tisch, chairman and executive vice president of the Giants; and Dominic A.A. Randolph, head of Riverdale Country School.