Calvin Hill | Advisor
Calvin Hill is a former Dallas Cowboys football player, Yale graduate, and currently serves as a sports executive. Since April 1997, Mr. Calvin Hill has been a consultant to Jerry Jones and The Dallas Cowboys Football Club.
After leaving the Baltimore Orioles in February 1994, Mr. Hill continued several consulting activities he had pursued over the previous twelve years. In addition, he developed several entrepreneurial projects in sports and sports marketing.
Mr. Hill was appointed Vice President of the Baltimore Orioles in November 1987. He initially joined the Orioles in July 1987, when Edward Bennett Williams appointed him to the Board of Directors.
Mr. Hill was a consultant to the Mental Health Management, Inc. of McLean, Virginia, a company specializing in the treatment of psychiatric problems and chemical abuse, and a consultant with Fleet Financial Services of Providence, Rhode Island.
As a consultant with the Cleveland Browns, he helped form a group of Cleveland Brown’s players to control and eliminate drug and alcohol-related problems. Mr. Hill has written several articles on sports and academia for national publications. Mr. Hill makes appearances at university campuses and business firms throughout the United States, addressing several topics including the problem of drugs and alcohol and the work needed in this area, and the important relationship of sports and academia and sports and society.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Mr. Hill is an alumnus of the Riverdale Country School in New York City. He attended Riverdale on a Schenley Wholesalers Foundation Scholarship. He completed his education at Yale University graduating in 1969 with a major in History. While at Yale, he was a member of Battel Chapel Deacons, Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, St. Elmo’s Society, and Black Students at Yale. Mr. Hill attended Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology.
The same year Mr. Hill graduated from Yale, he was selected in the first round of the NFL College Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He earned NFL Rookie of the Year and All-Pro honors that year, a first for the Cowboys. After spending six years in Dallas, where he became the team’s first 1,000 – yard rusher, Mr. Hill’s athletic career continued with the Hawaiian Football Club of the World Football League, and the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns of the NFL. He was selected to participate in the NFL Pro Bowl in 1969, 1972, 1973 and 1974. He also played in Super Bowls V and VI.
Mr. Hill has always been active in civic community and academic affairs. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Calvin Hill Day Care Center at Yale University and has worked with the National Association for Retarded Citizens as the organization’s National Sports Chairman.
Mr. Hill resides in Great Falls, Virginia, with his wife, Janet, who is a corporate consultant. Mrs. Hill has a BA in Mathematics from Wellesley College and an MA in Mathematics from the University of Chicago.
The Hills are parents of one son, Grant, age 43. Grant received a BA in History from Duke University in 1994. In June 2013, he retired after 19 years as a professional athlete with the National Basketball Association. He is currently co-host of NBA Inside Stuff on NBATV and appears on other NBATV and TNT broadcasts of the NBA. He is a lead analyst on the CBS/Turner broadcast of the NCAA Final Four. He is a co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. He is also a managing partner of Asland Capital Partners, LLC. Formerly, he was a managing partner of Penta Mezzanine Fund. He is President of Hill Ventures, Inc. Grant’s wife, Tamia, is a 7-time, Grammy-nominated recording artist. They are the parents of Myla Grace and Lael Rose.