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#27 Kenny Hilliard
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 240 lbs.
Class: Freshman
Experience: High School
Hometown: Patterson, La.
High School: Patterson HS
Major: General Studies
Born: 10/31/1991
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Kenny Hilliard Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/11/2013

2011 SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman Team
2011 SEC Freshman of the Week (vs. Arkansas)

Another member of LSU’s talented stable of running backs … Goes into junior season coming off a terrific spring and in position to see plenty of action in the backfield … Durable running back who has the ability to run between tackles or get to the edge on a toss sweep … Powerful back with good hands … Has played in 25 games with one start during his career with the Tigers … Goes into junior year with 800 rushing yards and 15 total touchdowns (14 rushing, 1 receiving) … Nephew of former LSU and New Orleans Saints great Dalton Hilliard.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012)
Played in 12 games with one start ... Ranked second on team with 464 rushing yards and six TDs … Averaged 5.7 yards per carry on 82 attempts … Had first (and only) start of his career vs. Auburn and responded with 40 rushing yards on 10 carries … Also caught a pass for seven yards in 12-10 win over Auburn … Opened season with career-best 141 yards and a pair of TDs in win over North Texas … Followed that with 46 yards and two TDs in 41-3 win over Washington … Had his third straight game with two rushing TDs against Idaho … Added 116 rushing yards on 11 carries in win over Idaho … Became the first LSU player since LaBrandon Toefield in 2001 (3 vs. Alabama, 2 vs. Middle Tennessee., 3 vs. Arkansas) to have at least two rushing TDs in three straight games … Also, became the first LSU running back to rush for 2 TDs in each of the first three games of a season since Charles Alexander in 1978 ... Joined Alfred Blue to become the first duo of LSU running backs each to eclipse 100 yards rushing in a season opener since 1982.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
Played in 13 games with no starts ... Came on late in the season to give LSU a four-headed rushing attack ... Tied with Spencer Ware for the team lead in touchdowns scored with nine total (eight rushing, one receiving) ... His eight rushing TDs was the most in a single season by an LSU freshman since Justin Vincent rushed for 10 TDs as a freshman in 2003 … Scored a career-high three touchdowns in the SEC Championship Game against Georgia when he rushed for two TDs and caught one in the third quarter ... Posted two rushing TDs against Auburn, Western Kentucky and Georgia ... Earned SEC Freshman of the Week distinction after he set career highs with 19 carries and 102 yards and also added one touchdown against Arkansas ... Produced two one-yard touchdowns against Western Kentucky ... Saw action at fullback and tailback ... Stepped in at running back against Auburn and rushed for 65 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries.

HIGH SCHOOL
Set Louisiana High School record with 8,603 rushing yards during his career at Patterson ... Added 106 rushing TDs during prep career ... Rated as a four-star recruit and as the nation’s ninth-best running back according to Rivals.com ... Finished senior season with 279 carries for 1,804 yards and 22 touchdowns despite missing two games due to injury ... Rushed for 1,825 yards and 18 touchdowns as a freshman and continued his high school career with back-to-back seasons of more than 2,000 yards rushing with 2,377 yards and 34 TDs as a sophomore and 2,512 yards and 32 touchdowns as a junior ... Member of the New Orleans Times Picayune Blue-Chip List ... Ranked 120th on the ESPNU Top 150 ... Listed at No. 21 on the Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register Super Southeast 120 ... Rated as the No. 28 overall player on the PrepStar Top 150 ... A three-time member of the LSWA Class 3-A All-State Football Team and three-time LSWA 3A Outstanding Offensive Player ... Coached by Tommy Minton.

PERSONAL
Mother is Brenda Hilliard ... Nephew of former LSU and New Orleans Saints standout running back Dalton Hilliard ... Dalton currently ranks second in LSU history in rushing yards with 4,050 ... Born Oct. 31, 1991 ... Graduated from high school early and enrolled at LSU in January of 2011 ... Majoring in general studies.

CAREER HIGHS
Attempts: 19 vs. Arkansas, 2011
Yards: 141 vs. North Texas, 2012
Touchdowns: 2, six times (Last: vs. Idaho, 2012; First: vs. Auburn, 2011)
Long: 71 vs. Idaho, 2012

HILLIARD'S CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS

Year
G-GS
Att.
Yds.
TD
LG
2011
13-0
62
336
8
25
2012 12-1 82 464 6 71
2013
 
 
 
 
 
Totals
25-1
144
800
14
71

HILLIARD'S CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS

Year
G-GS
Rec.
Yds.
TD
LG
2011
13-0
3
13
1
8
2012 12-1 3 21 0 10
2013
 
 
 
 
 
Totals
25-1
6
34
1
10
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