|Date of birth:||January 21, 1964|
|Place of birth:||Patterson, Louisiana|
|High school:||Patterson (LA)|
|NFL draft:||1986 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
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 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 1
Professional career 2
- Statistics 2.1
- Personal 3
- References 4
Hilliard played college football at Louisiana State University (1982–1985). He is 5th all time in rushing touchdowns in SEC history with 44.
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.
StatisticsNote: 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|
- Stats that are highlighted show career high
Hilliard lived in Destrehan, Louisiana during his playing career. He is the father of Dalton Hilliard, Jr. who made the Louisiana All-State Team for kick returns while at Brother Martin High School. Hillard, Jr. was also a member of the Nicholls State Colonels football team.
- Seeing is believing with Hilliard