Walter Hill
Class of 2022

Walter Hill

Walter Hill was a football and basketball standout for the East Limestone Indians. While Hill contributed to the storied tradition of the East Limestone basketball program, he and his teammates laid the foundation for what is now a strong Indians football program. 

During his football career at East Limestone, Hill was an All-County, All-Area and All-State wide receiver. His senior year, he had 50 receptions for 1,172 yards and 17 touchdowns. 

Hill was also a three-year letterman in basketball for East Limestone as well. His senior year, he was All-Area and All-County and was also on the All-Tournament team for the county tournament. He averaged 15.6 points per game, 6.9 rebounds per game and two assists per game for the Indians basketball team. The Indians posted a tremendous 79-23 record during Hill’s time on the hardwood. 

Hill’s former HS basketball coach Garth Garris raves about Hill’s contributions to Indians athletics. “First off, Walter is a great kid and a tremendous athlete. Not only was he a really good football and basketball player, he was a good baseball player as well. We had a lot of success in basketball during Walter’s time at East Limestone and he was big reason why but he made a huge contribution to the East football program. When he joined the football team before his junior year, things changed. A winning cultural was developed during his two years playing football. Greg Wallace was the quarterback and the coaches found a way to get Walter the football at wide receiver. He was a difference maker,” said Garris. 

Hill’s success on the gridiron would earn him a scholarship to Tennessee Tech University. At Tennessee Tech, Hill set the school record for receptions in a career with 148 while earning Ohio Valley All-Conference honors. During one game in his career at Tennessee Tech, Hill torched UT-Martin with seven receptions for 141 yards and two touchdowns. As a result of his performance Hill was named OVC Conference Player of the Week. He started 36 consecutive games over four years while at Tennessee Tech.

His head coach at Tennessee Tech, Mike Hennigan, said “Walter has had a good career and has rewrote some of the record books at Tech. He will go down in Tech history as one of the best to ever play the game.”