It brings me heartache to post that the father of Lions quarterback Shaun Hill died on Saturday. Ted Hill, 60, accidentally fell from a ladder while working on a barn with Shaun at the quarterback's home in Missouri. Shaun's dad died shortly after at a nearby hospital as a result of the injuries he suffered from the fall.â†µ
Shaun Hill played both football and basketball for his father, who was an assistant football coach, boys and girls basketball coach, athletic director and principal at Parsons High. [via Dave Birkett at The Detroit Free Press]:â†µ
"Just a very humble and generous man, that's the best way to describe him," said Steve Lardy, play-by-play voice of Parsons. "And it's reflected in his son. Shaun's his dad's kid. They're identical.â†µ
"Very humble, very active in the community. Shaun comes back here every year and gives a lot of his time to kids in the community, and Ted was that way, too. Very humble. You'd never know Shaun played in the NFL -- you wouldn't -- and he's been that way ever since he left town."â†µ
The funeral is set for this Thursday. [via Paula Pasche of The Oakland Press]:â†µ
Memorials are suggested to the Parsons Area Community Foundation. They may be left at or sent to the Carson-Wall funeral home at Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357. Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.â†µ
All of my thoughts and prayers are with Shaun Hill, his family, and friends during this undoubtedly tough time.