Hiskins was a half forward and topped the league's goalkicking in the 1901 VFL season with 34 goals, finishing the year in Essendon's premiership side. He would have kicked more that year had it not been for an inaccurate game against South Melbourne which saw him kick two goals and ten behinds. Hiskins regularly used the place kick to shoot at goal and represented Victoria at interstate football in 1902. After three years in Western Australia he returned to Essendon in 1906 and played one final season.
His younger brothers Arthur, Rupe and Stan were also VFL footballers while his son Jack played for Essendon in the 1930s.