Tony Hill graduated from Stanford University with a 3.3 GPA in Political Science at the age of 20. Nicknamed “Thrill”, he spent 10 successful seasons in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys where he helped them become “America’s Team” by leading them to Super Bowls XII and XIII and six playoff appearances. A Four-Time Pro Bowl selection, Hill is the third All Time Leader in receiving yards with 7,998. During his ten year career with the Cowboys, Tony led the team in both receptions and yardage for eight of those ten years. His 479 receptions are fourth on the Cowboys’ All Time List behind Jason Witten, Michael Irvin and Drew Pearson. Hill’s 51 Touchdowns also rank fourth on the All Time Cowboy list behind Bob Hayes, Dez Bryant and Michael Irvin. He finished his career with 8,072 total yards (Rushing and Receiving), making him the team’s fourth All Time Leader in that category behind Hall of Famers’ Tony Dorsett and Emmitt Smith and future Hall of Famer Michael Irvin and Jason Witten. Known for his quick speed and big play ability, Coach Landry called him …“Our Home Run Hitter. I’ve never seen a guy who can adjust to a ball in mid-air like Tony. He is a very explosive player; the type who can turn a short play into a big play in a hurry, because he has excellent running ability and speed.”
Nowadays, Tony spends his time with the City of Allen, where he holds the title of Resource Development Manager. His job is in the Public Relations field where he garners attention to the outstanding Parks and Recreation facilities and programs that Allen has to offer its citizens and corporations. This is Tony’s seventh year in the broadcast booth serving as an analyst for Compass Media / Westwood One Networks.
He has been in the Broadcast booth for Trajectory Sports doing the stateside television commentary for the CFL (Canadian Football League) as well as a fun stint on ESPN Hollywood as an “Inside Reporter” for the hit television show “Survivor – Guatemala”. In his spare time, Tony still works with the NFL for all Cowboy home games as a league representative, making sure that all the correct sponsors are in place and all the official rules for the players are enforced. Some of Tony’s past achievements include host of an All Night Radio Call- in Show in Boston, Massachusetts, National Color Analyst for Arena Football on Prime Network and for two years, host of SportsTalk, a 5-7pm drive-time sports radio talk show in the Dallas area. Tony has also enjoyed many charitable endeavors. His company, Legends Sports Promotions, Inc., raised funds for many charities, through celebrity golf tournaments, basketball, softball and football games; as well as catering to Corporate America by providing Athletes for motivational speaking.
Tony served as the North Texas Honorary Chairman for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation for 16 years. Seeing a need, he created a gala weekend, which he christened The Texas Shootout Classic, to raise money and awareness for Juvenile Diabetes, and later, other charities were also included. Some of the stars that entertained at these yearly weekends include Michael McDonald, formerly of the Doobie Brothers, Taylor Dayne, Bruce Hornsby and Roy Firestone.