Dalton Hilliard | Rookie Running Back in 1986

Saints Rookie Dalton Hilliard
Rookie Dalton Hilliard in 1986

Dalton Hilliard, the New Orleans Saints 2nd round pick of the 1986 draft, carries against the Houston Oilers during the preseason of his rookie season. Hilliard had a modestly productive year his first season as a Saint. 425 yards on the ground and 107 yards receiving he accounted for 5 touchdowns. He remained with the Saints until 1993. When he did retire he left as the Saints #2 All-Time leading rusher behind the great George Rodgers. As of today, he is still #4 on the Team’s All-Time Career Rushing Yards list. His 18 touchdowns of the 1989 season led the league that year and is still a franchise record.

Dalton Hilliard 1986 Statistics

Rushing Statistics

Rush Rushing Yards Rushing TD Longest Yards-per-Carry
121 425 5 36 3.5

Receiving Statistics

Catches Receiving Yards Yards-per-Catch TD Catches Long
17 107 6.3 0 17

Total Yards from Scrimmage

Total Touches Yards-per-Touch Yards from Scrimmage Total Scores Fumbles
138 3.9 532 5 3

Dalton Hilliard Complete Statistics at Pro Football Reference


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