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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: Interdisciplinary Studies
Born: 10/31/1991
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Kenny Hilliard Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 05/01/2015

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

CAREER
Four-year letterwinner at running back for the Tigers … Played in 48 game with seven starts … Rushed for 1,547 yards and 27 touchdowns as part of a talented and deep LSU backfield … Tied for No. 8 in LSU history in career rushing TDs with 27 … Senior season cut short after he suffered a shoulder injury against Alabama … Had four 100-yard rushing games for career, which included a career-best of 141 yards in win over North Texas in 2012 … Member of LSU’s 2011 team that posted a 13-0 record during the regular season and captured the SEC title … Graduated in December of 2014 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies … Nephew of former LSU and New Orleans Saints great Dalton Hilliard … Drafted in seventh round (235th pick) by the Houston Texans.

SENIOR SEASON (2014)
Played in 11 games with six starts … Missed final two contests of season after suffering shoulder injury on first possession of Alabama game … Got the start against Crimson Tide and carried the ball on LSU’s first three plays, picking up 15 yards and a first down … Injured on third carry and never returned to game … Finished year third on team with 447 yards and six touchdowns … Opened season with 110 yards and a TD in helping to comeback win over Wisconsin in Houston … Amassed 93 of his 110 yards against Wisconsin during the fourth quarter highlighted by a 28-yard TD which ended up being the game-winning score with 9:41 remaining in the game ... It was Hilliard’s fourth career 100-yard rushing effort and first since the Idaho game on September 15, 2012 ... Chipped in 55 yards on 11 carries with a touchdown against Sam Houston State ... Totaled 50 yards on 12 carries and one touchdown versus ULM ... Notched a 1-yard rushing TD against Mississippi State, his fourth straight game with a score ... Also secured 1-yard scores at Auburn and at Florida ... Chipped in 50 of his 63 rushing yards versus No. 3 Ole Miss during the 4th quarter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2013)
Played in 12 games with no starts ... Rushed for 310 yards and seven touchdowns on 68 carries … Scored career-best three rushing touchdowns on just six carries in win over Mississippi State … Had rushing TDs over 34, 3, and 4 yards in 59-26 win over the Bulldogs … Best overall outing came against Ole Miss with 58 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries … Scored a TD and rushed for 54 yards in win over UAB in week 2 … Added a rushing touchdown in shootout against Georgia … Other touchdown came in 34-10 win over Top10-ranked Texas A&M in Tiger Stadium.

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 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.

CAREER HIGHS
Attempts: 19 vs. Arkansas, 2011
Yards: 141 vs. North Texas, 2012
Touchdowns: 3 vs. Mississippi State, 2013
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
12-0
68
310
7
34
2014
11-6
90
447
6
28
Totals
48-7
302
1,547
27
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
12-0
1
0
0
0
2014
11-6
4
35
0
12
Totals
48-7
11
69
1
10
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