Dalton Hilliard
No. 21     
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1964-01-21) January 21, 1964 (age 56)
Place of birth: Patterson, Louisiana
Career information
College: Louisiana State
NFL Draft: 1986 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31
Debuted in 1986 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1993 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Rushing yards     4,164
Average     3.7
Total Touchdowns     53
Stats at
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Dalton Hilliard (born January 21, 1964 in Patterson, Louisiana) 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.

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.

Dalton Hilliard appeared on the cover of Cliff Charpentier's 1990 Fantasy Football Digest.

Hilliard is also the uncle of Ike Hilliard.

He is the father of Dalton Hilliard, Jr, who made the Louisiana All Star Team for kick returns while at Brother Martin High School.

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


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
1986New Orleans Saints161214253.5365171076.3170
1987New Orleans Saints121235084.13072326411.5381
1988New Orleans Saints162048234.0365343359.9261
1989New Orleans Saints1633412623.74013525149.9545
1990New Orleans Saints6902843.2170141258.9201
1991New Orleans Saints10792523.2654211276.0141
1992New Orleans Saints161154453.9223484659.7414
1993New Orleans Saints16501653.3162402967.4341
Career Totals 108112641643.7653924922339.05414
  • Stats that are highlighted show career high


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