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Dalton Hilliard

Dalton Hilliard
No. 21
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1964-01-21) January 21, 1964
Place of birth: Patterson, Louisiana
Career information
High school: Patterson (LA)
College: Louisiana State
NFL draft: 1986 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 4,164
Average: 3.7
Total Touchdowns: 53
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Dalton Hilliard (born January 21, 1964) is a former professional American football running back for the New Orleans Saints from 1986-1993. He played his entire NFL career for the Saints and was a Pro Bowl selection in 1989. He is a member of the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame.

Contents

  • College career 1
  • Professional career 2
    • Statistics 2.1
  • Personal 3
  • References 4

College career

Hilliard played college football at Louisiana State University (1982–1985). He is 5th all time in rushing touchdowns in SEC history with 44.

Professional career

His most productive season came in 1989 when he rushed for 1,262 yards and scored 18 touchdowns. He never managed this type of success again as he was plagued by injuries for the rest of his career.

Statistics

Note: G = Games played; Att = Rushing attempts; Yds = Rushing yards; Avg = Average yards per carry; Long = Longest rush; Rush TD = Rushing touchdowns; Rec = Receptions; Yds = Receiving yards; Avg = Average yards per reception; Long = Longest reception; Rec TD = Receiving touchdowns
Year Team GP Att Yds Avg Long Rush TD Rec Yds Avg Long Rec TD
1986 New Orleans Saints 16 121 425 3.5 36 5 17 107 6.3 17 0
1987 New Orleans Saints 12 123 508 4.1 30 7 23 264 11.5 38 1
1988 New Orleans Saints 16 204 823 4.0 36 5 34 335 9.9 26 1
1989 New Orleans Saints 16 334 1262 3.7 40 13 52 514 9.9 54 5
1990 New Orleans Saints 6 90 284 3.2 17 0 14 125 8.9 20 1
1991 New Orleans Saints 10 79 252 3.2 65 4 21 127 6.0 14 1
1992 New Orleans Saints 16 115 445 3.9 22 3 48 465 9.7 41 4
1993 New Orleans Saints 16 50 165 3.3 16 2 40 296 7.4 34 1
Career Totals 108 1126 4164 3.7 65 39 249 2233 9.0 54 14
  • Stats that are highlighted show career high

Personal

Hilliard lived in Destrehan, Louisiana during his playing career. He is the father of Dalton Hilliard, Jr. who made the Louisiana All-State Team for kick returns while at Brother Martin High School. Hillard, Jr. was also a member of the Nicholls State Colonels football team.

Hilliard is the uncle of Ike Hilliard and Kenny Hilliard.[1]

References

  1. ^ Seeing is believing with Hilliard
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