January 31, 2011
The father of Detroit Lions' quarterback Shaun Hill has died in a southwest Missouri hospital after suffering a fall.
Carson-Wall Funeral Services said in an online obituary that Ted
Hill died late Saturday afternoon at St. John's Medical Center in
Springfield. He was 60.
The Detroit Free Press reported that Hill was helping work on a
barn at Shaun Hill's home at the Lake of the Ozarks when he fell.
Thirty-one-year-old Shaun Hill started 10 games in his first season
in Detroit, passing for 2,686 yards.
Ted Hill coached his son in football and basketball when he
worked in public schools in Parsons, Kan. He most recently worked
at Labette Community College in Parsons.
A funeral will be held Thursday.