BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Longtime Baltimore Colt Roy Hilton has passed away, according to the Baltimore Ravens.

Hilton, who was 75, was a mainstay on the team’s defense for nine years. He helped the Colts earn two Super Bowl appearances.

Roy Hilton. Credit: The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore Colt Roy Hilton (85), hits Jet Joe Namath from the blind side forcing Namath to fumble the football during the last play in the first quarter in Baltimore, Md., Sept. 24, 1972. Colts recovered the fumble and started the second quarter on the New York 27 yard line. (AP Photo/Harry Harris)

“We remember Roy for the lasting contributions he made to Baltimore’s rich football history and we extend our heartfelt condolences to his family at this time,” the Ravens tweeted.

At this time, there is not official information on Hilton’s cause of death.

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  1. Todd Holden says:

    Roy never got the full recognition he deserved…he was a great athlete, a true Baltimore Colt…

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