Corey Hilliard

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Corey Hilliard
Corey Hilliard 2007.jpg
Hillard in August 2007.
No. 65
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-04-26) April 26, 1985 (age 30)
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school: New Orleans (LA) Jesuit
College: Oklahoma State
NFL draft: 2007 / Round: 6 / Pick: 209
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-Big 12 (2004)
  • Second-team All-Big 12 (2005)
  • First-team All-Big 12 (2006)
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 47
Games started: 12
Stats at NFL.com

Corey Hilliard (born April 26, 1985) is a former American football offensive tackle who played seven years in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma State, before being drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. Hilliard has also been a member of the Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, and New York Jets.

Pre-Draft[edit]

Corey Hilliard attended the NFL Combine.[1]

He measured in at 6'5" 308 pounds. He ran the 40 yard dash in 5.38 (1.86 10 yard split), ran the 20 yard shuttle in 4.65, and ran the 3 cone in 7.45. He had a vertical jump of 27", a broad jump of 8'10", and bench pressed 225 pounds 28 times.

At his Pro Day, he improved his vertical jump to 29" and had a broad jump of 8'5".

Professional career[edit]

New England Patriots[edit]

Hilliard was drafted in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft to the New England Patriots.[2] However, on September 1, he was cut from the team.[3][4]

Indianapolis Colts (2007-2008)[edit]

In the 2007 NFL season, Hilliard made 3 appearances for the Colts, and in the 2008 NFL season, Hilliard made 2 appearances.[5]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

For the 2009 NFL season, Hilliard left the Colts,[6] and joined the Cleveland Browns.[7]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On December 10 2009, Hilliard joined the Detroit Lions.[8][9] Despite not playing a game for the Lions, Hilliard was resigned as an exclusive free agent for the 2010 NFL season.[10][9]

Hilliard played all 16 regular season games for the Lions in 2010 and 2011,[5] and also played in their post-season wild card round defeat to the New Orleans Saints[11] (as of March 2015, this is Hilliard's only postseason appearance[5]).

Hilliard did not play in the 2012 NFL season, but on March 1, 2013, Hilliard signed a 2-year contract extension with the Lions.[12][13] Hilliard played 9 games during the 2013 NFL season.[5]

In the Lion's opening game of the 2014 NFL season against the New York Giants, Hilliard suffered a Lisfranc injury his right foot, ruling him out of the rest of the 2014 season.[14][15] He was placed on the Injured reserve list.[16]

New York Jets[edit]

Hilliard was signed by the New York Jets on March 24, 2015.[17] He announced his retirement from football on May 8, 2015.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=8672&draftyear=2007&genpos=OT
  2. ^ "Corey Hilliard NFL Combine Results". NFL. Retrieved 2015-03-24. 
  3. ^ "New England Patriots final pre-season cuts 2007". internet128.com. 2007-09-01. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  4. ^ "Patriots Have No 2007 Draft Regrets Thanks to Randy Moss and Wes Welker". NESN. 2010-02-23. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Corey Hilliard". Washington Post. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  6. ^ "Indianapolis Colts 2009 NFL Season Preview". WalterFootball.com. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  7. ^ "Browns bounce George Foster". NBC Sports. 2009-08-24. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  8. ^ "2009 NFL Free Agents". WalterFootball.com. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  9. ^ a b "Corey Hilliard". Detroit Lions. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  10. ^ "Lions Re-Sign Other Four Exclusive Rights Free Agents?". SB Nation. 2010-03-17. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  11. ^ "2011 Playoffs:Wild Card Weekend". ESPN. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  12. ^ "Source: Corey Hilliard gets deal". ESPN. 2013-03-01. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  13. ^ "Lions re-sign Corey Hilliard to two-year deal". SB Nation. 2013-03-01. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  14. ^ "Corey Hilliard out for season". ESPN. 2014-09-10. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  15. ^ "Corey Hilliard out for season; Lions re-sign Garrett Reynolds". SB Nation. 2014-09-10. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  16. ^ "Detroit Lions will place OL Corey Hilliard on season-ending IR". Fansided. 2013-03-01. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  17. ^ Lange, Randy (March 24, 2015). "Veteran T Corey Hilliard Joins Jets OL". New York Jets. Archived from the original on March 24, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  18. ^ Lange, Randy (May 8, 2015). "Undrafted Free Agents Signed to Jets Roster". New York Jets. Archived from the original on May 9, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 

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