2003 - FOOTBALL -
Edwin (Dutch) Hill, graduate, New
York University, is arguably one of the best athletes to come out of
Burgettstown. Dutch was a triple threat in football, basketball and
baseball at Burgettstown from 1917 through 1921 and for Massillon High
School, Massillon, OH in 1922.
The Tri-State Sports Writers acclaimed Dutch as one of the greatest
scholastic players in the United States. As the 1920-1921 star fullback
and team captain at Burgettstown High School, he led Burgettstown to its
first championship in 1920. In basketball, he was team captain and named
to the Tri-State All-Star Team in 1920. He led his team in scoring in
1921 and was selected as the premier guard in the Tri-State area. In
baseball, he was a starting pitcher and batted .517 in 1921.
At Massillon High School, he was an All-State fullback on the 1922 Ohio
state championship team and named Massillon's All-Time first-team
fullback. Dutch owns seven school records. His four all-time football
records include: most points one season (204); most points in one game
(48); most touchdowns in one season (34); and most touchdowns in a game
(8). Dutch was one of the leading scorers in the country.
After leaving Massillon, Dutch played for Bellefonte Academy in 1924.
The team led the nation in scoring with 456 points. He enhanced his
national reputation and was labeled as "Ball Carrier, Passer, and Punter
This exceptional man was a big-time collegiate triple threat in
football, basketball and baseball. He was a member of the 1928 Eastern
champion New York University team and was named a football All-American
that same year. The New York Football Sport Writers named him one of the
greatest blocking backs in the country along with being the best
defensive player and punter in the East in 1928. He was elected as New
York University's All-Time first-team fullback in 1935.
A tragic on campus accident ended Dutch's amazing athletic career in
1929. He returned home to Burgettstown in May of 1929. Burgettstown
Football Stadium was named in his honor in 1945 and rededicated as "Hill
Memorial Stadium" September 13, 2002.
Dutch is survived by his brother Ralph.