Dalton Hilliard

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Dalton Hilliard
No. 21
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1964-01-21) January 21, 1964 (age 52)
Place of birth: Patterson, Louisiana
Career information
High school: Patterson (LA)
College: LSU
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
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

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 National Football League (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.

College career[edit]

Hilliard played college football at Louisiana State University from 1982–1985. He is one of three running backs to rush for over 4,000 yards in their career at LSU. He is 5th all-time in rushing touchdowns in SEC history with 44.

College rushing statistics* [1]
Year Team GP Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds TD
1982 LSU 11 193 901 4.7 11 31 368 11.9 5 224 1,269 16
1983 LSU 11 177 747 4.2 6 31 248 8.0 0 208 995 6
1984 LSU 11 254 1,268 5.0 13 24 204 8.5 1 278 1,472 14
1985 LSU 11 258 1,134 4.4 14 34 313 9.2 0 292 1,447 14
Career LSU 11 882 4,050 4.6 44 120 1,133 9.4 6 1,002 5,183 50

*Does not include bowl games.

Professional career[edit]

His most productive season came in 1989 when he rushed for 1,262 yards and scored 18 touchdowns.[2]

Statistics[edit]

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[edit]

Hilliard is from Patterson, Louisiana and lived in Destrehan, Louisiana during his playing career. He is the father of Dalton Hilliard, Jr., who played football at Brother Martin High School and Nicholls State.

Hilliard is the uncle of Ike Hilliard and Kenny Hilliard.[3]

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