CFL All-Star: 1989, 1990
Division All-Star: 1989, 1990, 1992
Ed Kotowich Good Guy Award: 1990
Rod Hill was 29 by the time he first pulled on a Winnipeg Blue Bombers jersey.
A first-round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys, 25th overall, in the 1982 NFL Draft, Hill spent two seasons there as a defensive back and kick returner before bouncing to the Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Raiders before venturing north to the Canadian Football League.
And while bouncing around the NFL may have left him feel unwanted and frustrated with the business of the game, playing with the Bombers helped rekindled his love for the sport. Hill was simply dominant during his five years with Winnipeg, starting for all five years, winning two Grey Cups in 1988 and 1990 and playing in another in 1992.
A CFL All-star in 1989 and 1990, Hill remains the Bombers’ all-time interception leader with 47. During a game in 1990 he authored one of the greatest games in his career, as he picked off five passes while covering Hamilton Tiger-Cats legend Tony Champion. Hill would finish with 12 interceptions that year – his opposite corner, Less Browne, would have 14 – as the Bombers set a CFL record that still stands with 48 picks as a team.