Rusty Hilger Wiki, Bio, Age, Wife, Death, Net Worth

Rusty Hilger Wiki – Bio

He was born on May 9, 1962, in Oklahoma City, OK. He stands to height of 6 feet 4 inches.

He was an American professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL).


He was 57 years old.

Family – Wife

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Rusty Hilger Education – Career

Hilger was selected to play in the 60th East–West Shrine Game at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California in January 1985. Hilger and University of Nevada, Las Vegas quarterback Randall Cunningham were teamed with (1984 National Champion) head coach LaVell Edwards of Brigham Young University.

For the first time, Hilger’s skills were on display in a pro-style offense and under the watchful eyes of NFL owners, coaches, and scouts.

NFL career

With the 143rd pick of the 1985 NFL Draft, Al Davis and the Los Angeles Raiders selected Rusty Hilger. Hilger, at the time, was the only Raider rookie quarterback to ever enter a regular season game and throw a touchdown pass.

After two seasons as a backup to Jim Plunkett and Marc Wilson, Al Davis named Hilger as the starting quarterback for the 1987 season making him the youngest starting quarterback in Raider franchise history.

Hilger and the Raiders opened the season 2-0 before the 1987 NFL Players Association strike halted play, and replacement players took the field. The Raiders would finish the 1987 season with a 5-10 record, their worst since 1963.

n 1988, Hilger experienced a knee medical procedure that changed the course of his vocation and prompted his end from the Raiders. Subsequent to missing the initial five rounds of the 1988 season, Hilger marked with the Detroit Lions in spite of bombing his physical.
Just six days in the wake of landing in Detroit, Hilger was constrained without hesitation. Without a grip of the playbook, Hilger figured out how to call plays, endeavor a profession high 43 passes, and hurl a touchdown in the all day, every day misfortune against the Chicago Bears.
Via seasons end, Hilger was named as the Lions Offensive MVP for the 1988 season. In 1989, the Lions discharged Hilger because of his bone-on-bone knee condition. In 1990, Hilger cooperated with previous Raiders Head Coach Tom Flores and the Seattle Seahawks.
The Seahawks discharged Hilger before the season opener and he was gotten by previous Raiders Offensive Coordinator Larry Kennan and the Indianapolis Colts. Hilger marked with the Indianapolis Colts and spent the rest of the period with the Colts.
At season’s end, Coach Larry Kennan joined previous Raider Head Coach Tom Flores in Seattle. Hilger stayed under agreement with the Colts until being discharged only days before the 1991 season opener. He then re-marked with the Seahawks for the 1991 and 1992 seasons. Ceaseless joint inflammation constrained Hilger to resign after the 1992 season.


The OSU football program affirmed Tuesday that Hilger has died. While there was no reason for death given by the school, Hilger’s mentor at OSU, Pat Jones, disclosed to Tulsa World that the previous quarterback’s wellbeing had been in decay for quite a long time.


News9 in Oklahoma City noticed that Hilger had struggled malignancy for a considerable length of time.

He died on December 24, 2019 in age of 57.

Net Worth

2019 Net Worth $88 Million.

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