Kenny Hill’s Montreal Connection


Ask Montrealers of a certain age about Ken Hill, and you will get fond memories of the veteran ace of a baseball team from 20 years ago.

Ask college football fans about Kenny Hill, and you will get excited remarks about Texas A&M’s win over No. 9 ranked South Carolina last night. Turns out, the latter is the son of the former.

Kenny Hill was born in December, 1994 while his father was still a member of the Montreal Expos. The strike was well underway, and Hill wouldn’t pitch for the Expos again before being traded to the St. Louis Cardinals prior to the 1995 season.

Hill, the quarterback, had the job of replacing Johnny Manziel who went in the 1st round of the NFL Draft this year to the Cleveland Browns. Hill, a sophomore, made his first career start and had better numbers than Manziel had in any game of his college career.

Hill threw for 511 yards while completing 44 of 60 passes. Needless to say, I don’t think his father ever accomplished as much on just 60 pitches. The 511 yards was a Texas A&M record.

The Aggies defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks 52-28 in a game where South Carolina was large favourites. It is the first upset of the College Football season which got started on Wednesday night. The first week of the NCAA football season carries through Monday.