Nate Hill, a former four-year letterman at Auburn who was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1988, died Tuesday in Jackson, Miss.
Hill's aunt said the cause of his death was not immediately known. She answered the phone at his mother's home in LaGrange, Georgia.
The 41-year-old Hill was a football star at LaGrange High and was a defensive tackle at Auburn from 1984 to 1987.
Hill was drafted in the sixth round by the Packers as a defensive end in 1988.
He played in three games with Green Bay and one game with Miami in 1988.
Hill's aunt said he worked in Jackson but made regular visits to his LaGrange home and assisted with LaGrange High football camps.