January 21, 1964|
|High school:||Patterson (LA)|
|NFL Draft:||1986 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|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.
Hilliard played college football at Louisiana State University from 1982 to 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.
*Does not include bowl games.
Hilliard played eight seasons with the New Orleans Saints. His most productive season came in 1989 when he rushed for 1,262 yards and scored 18 touchdowns. He became the first player in NFL history to rush for 1200 yards, catch 50 passes, score 18 touchdowns and have less than 8 fumbles in a single season. 
|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|
- Stats that are highlighted show career high
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.