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We Will Never Forget El Paso Sports Personality Steve Hill

Steve Hill at a UTEP football game keeping stats. (photo courtesy of the El Paso Times.)

It would be difficult to ever find a person who was more knowledgeable about high school football in El Paso, than Steve Hill.  Early Tuesday morning Steve died due to complications from a heart attack he suffered on Monday.  He was 62 years old. 

Steve was without question one of the most well known sportscasters in El Paso over the past 40 years.  Steve was so passionate about UTEP athletics and high school football, that he literally worked until the final few months of his life.  He was one of the most dedicated people that I ever had the privilege of knowing.

It was Steve who recruited me to become a reporter for Football Friday Night back in 2007.  For that I am eternally grateful, especially because he always told me how good I would be as a reporter, and he always believed in me.  It was truly an honor to host Football Friday Night with Steve back in 2009, his surreal knowledge of high school football made it a true pleasure to work with him.

When I say we will never forget Steve Hill, I am speaking for not only myself, but everyone who ever had an opportunity to work with him, including all of our Football Friday Night reporters, and everyone at 600 ESPN El Paso.  Football Friday Nights will never be the same without Steve.

There are certain people who you meet in your life that have an instant impact on you.  Without a doubt Steve was an individual who had a lasting impression on everyone he came across.  He was the kind of person that you really wanted to get to know, and it was amazing to hear some of the unique facts that he would mention, as if he were a walking encyclopedia.

Thank you Steve Hill for everything that you ever did for myself and for countless other individuals, we will miss you so much, rest in peace my friend.


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