MIAMI (AP) FIU said Sunday night that wide receivers coach Aubrey Hill, a standout player at Florida before becoming a longtime coach at Miami and other places, has died after a lengthy bout with cancer. He was 48.
"Aubrey was loved and adored by so many who saw him not only as a coach, but as an amazing husband and father," FIU coach Butch Davis said in a release. "We mourn his loss, but we will also hold on to the great memories he left behind and how honored we all were to be a part of his life. We pray for his family and loved ones during this difficult time."
Hill was entering his fourth season on FIU's staff. He starred at Florida in coach Steve Spurrier's "Fun 'N Gun" offense with 18 touchdown catches as a member of the Gators, where he served as a captain as a senior in 1994.