Hill Agrees to Coach O-Line


The Atlanta Falcons today announced that Pat Hill has agreed to terms to become the team's offensive line coach.

Hill spent 15 seasons the head coach at Fresno State University where he led the Bulldogs to a 112-80 overall record and went to 11 bowl games. Hill led Fresno State to 15 wins over BCS teams during the last decade, which is the highest win total of any non-BCS team in the nation. The Bulldogs won the WAC championship in 1999 and during Hill's tenure the program consistently played one of the countries toughest non-conference schedules. He also produced the most Academic All-WAC players in school history over his 15 seasons.

Prior to becoming the head coach at Fresno State, Hill spent five seasons as the tight ends and offensive line coach with the Cleveland Browns from 1992 to 1995 under New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick. In 1996, he joined the Baltimore Ravens and spent one season coaching the tight ends and offensive line before moving on to Fresno State the following year. He also made coaching stops at the University of Arizona, the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL, the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Utah and LA Valley College.

Hill has coached a number of NFL players including, Patriots Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins, Falcons safety James Sanders, and guard Andrew Jackson, as well as Chargers running back Ryan Mathews. During the 2009 season, Mathews led the NCAA in rushing average with 150.7 yards per game and totaled 1,808 yards, and 19 touchdowns in 12 games while at Fresno State.

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