Hill Family Foundation
in Memory of Grant Hill
The Second Annual HTS Charity Golf Tournament will benefit the Hill Family Foundation in Memory of Grant Hill.
Grant Hill was born January 29, 1995, to Bradley Dean and Stacey Sanders Hill, and was a lifelong resident of Huntsville, Alabama.
He grew up in Blossomwood and attended Huntsville Middle School and Huntsville High School.
Grant passed away November 1, 2021, in a tragic hunting accident.
Football Career: Grant attended Huntsville High School from 2010 to 2013 where he was a consensus ESPN, USA TODAY, 24/7, and RIVALS High School Football All-American and twice Alabama All-State Football player. He played in the 2013 Under Armor All-American Football game where he was awarded best offensive lineman. He was recognized by al.com on the All-Decade Alabama High School Football Team. Grant played football offensive line at the University of Alabama from 2013 to 2015 where he received awards for most improved offensive lineman and received ESPN Pre-Season All-American, and SEC Championship awards. Grant was a technician at his trade and his was the best when he competed at all levels of athletics, always giving credit to those who played around him.
Track and Field Career: Grant was ranked in both the world and nationally as a Track and Field Discus Thrower, setting national records in both USATF and AAU, and in multiple age class records. He still owns the Alabama All-Time Discus Record of 203-7 feet established in 2013 when he was Gatorade Alabama Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Grant was a USMILESPLIT and ELITE YOUTH Track and Field All American for six years.
Academics: Grant was extremely bright and excelled at academics, attaining close to a 4.0 GPA on his graduate college degree. He published several Psychology graduate program research papers on counseling and response therapy for young adults.
Family Life: A gentle giant, standing 6 feet, 7 inches, his love for others, compassion for those athletes struggling with mental illness, and willingness to always put himself last was one of a kind. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all his heart and used the Bible as a guide of truth. Grant always put himself last and never understood the athletics accolades received during his football and track and field career. He turned down multiple invitations to USATF Olympics Training, IAAF Championships, and Pan American Games to focus on family and his dream of establishing a young adult and athletics counseling center.
Grant had a passion for the outdoors, spending many trips with family at hunting/fishing retreats in Illinois and Arkansas. His favorite activities included cooking (especially BBQ), duck and deer hunting, playing guitar, having extensive gun collections, and spending time in the mountains in cold weather. Grant passed doing what he loved best, spending time with his family and being a servant to those around him during outdoor expeditions. He always started a meal with prayer and always said “I love you” to those keeping close company with him.
Vision: Grant graduated from the University of Alabama in 2021 with a Master's degree in Psychology. He was working toward a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a dream of establishing a counseling center to help share his testimony to young adults and athletes struggling with depression, addiction, or trauma. His vision and conviction were for the counseling center to provide healing, purpose, and peace for others. His greatest compassion was to help athletes competing at the highest levels be provided a direction in their lives after a sports career.
Young Adult and Athletic Counseling Center: The Hill Family Foundation is committed to fulfilling Grant’s dream of opening a Young Adult and Athletic Counseling Center to help those struggling with mental health issues
and give purpose to their lives.
To know Grant was to love him, he impacted many people, and his legacy and dreams will live on through the
Hill Family Foundation.