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Kenny Hilliard | Running Back

Team: LSU Tigers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/31/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 232

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Texans selected LSU RB Kenny Hilliard with the No. 235 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
Hilliard (6'0/226) was a committee back throughout college, sharing time with the likes of Jeremy Hill, Spencer Ware, Michael Ford, Terrence Magee, Alfred Blue, and Leonard Fournette. Hilliard finished his career with 1,557 yards and 27 TDs on 302 carries (5.16 YPC), adding 11 receptions. A sub-par athlete with 4.83 speed, Hilliard is a high-effort, two-down grinder who doesn't figure to last long on an NFL roster. Sat, May 2, 2015 05:49:00 PM

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CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes LSU senior RB Kenny Hilliard "has the size and toughness to be a short-yardage grinder who can eat carriers for an offense."

The LSU prospect has a history working in a rotation, as he spent time sharing a backfield with Leonard Fournette, Terrence Magee and Darrell Williams last season. The 6-foot, 232-pound Hilliard had 90 carries for 447 yards and six touchdowns, with 4 catches for 35 yards on the year. Brugler notes that Hilliard's "lack of speed, vision and versatility limits his NFL ceiling."
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 04:04:00 PM

LSU senior RB Kenny Hilliard is a "downhill power back with the physical nature to run over defenders," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Well built at 230 pounds, Hilliard is a downhill power back with the physical nature to run over defenders and pick up steam as he goes. He began the 2014 season as the Tigers' starter before a shoulder injury sidelined him." Brugler wrote. The Tigers prospect rushed for 447 yards and six touchdowns on 90 carries this season, averaging 5.0 yards a carry. The 6-foot, 232-pound Hilliard will play in the East-West Shrine game on January 17.
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, Jan 8, 2015 02:22:00 PM

LSU head coach Les Miles is "optimistic" senior RB Kenny Hilliard (shoulder) will return for the Music City Bowl versus Notre Dame on December 30th.

"We're thinking we'll get Hilliard back for the game," Miles told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "We're very optimistic there." The 6-foot, 232-pound Hilliard suffered the shoulder injury against Alabama and was forced to miss LSU's last two games. He has rushed for 431 yards and six touchdowns on 87 carries this season.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 03:02:00 PM

LSU senior RB Kenny Hilliard has committed to playing in the East-West Shrine game.

It was previously reported Hilliard would miss the remainder of the regular season with a shoulder injury, and obviously his status for this all star game hinges on his health. He has rushed for 431 yards and six touchdowns on 87 carries this season.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 10:39:00 AM

LSU beat writer Jim Kleinpeter cites sources close to the program saying senior RB Kenny Hilliard will miss the remainder of the season due to a shoulder injury.

Hilliard could return for the school's bowl game. Prior to the injury, Hilliard had rushed for 431 yards and six touchdowns on 87 carries this season. Expect to see even more Leonard Fournette moving forward.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 10:30:00 AM

New Orleans Times-Picayune LSU senior RB Kenny Hilliard will miss the Tigers' final three games with a shoulder injury and is out for the season.

The 6-foot, 232-pound Hilliard, suffered a shoulder injury against the Crimson Tide and was forced to leave the game after rushing three times for 15 yards. The LSU prospect finishes the year with 431 yards and six touchdowns on 87 carries. At the moment, Hilliard is currently LSU's third leading rusher.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 03:15:00 PM

LSU senior RB Kenny Hilliard "is at his best as a battering ram in short yardage situations," according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"Hilliard possesses surprising light feet which help him accelerate quickly when the hole is there but is at his best as a battering ram in short yardage situations -- a valued role given the committee-approach NFL teams are taking now," Rang wrote. Hilliard heads into his final season as LSU's most experienced running back on offense, with 37 games to his resume. The LSU prospect has rushed for 1,110 yards and 21 touchdowns during his career.
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 11:15:00 PM

LSU junior RB Kenny Hilliard announced that he will return to school next season.

"To (sic) close to graduating NFL can wait," Hilliard tweeted. LSU's backfield will get a makeover in 2014, as both Jeremy Hill and Alfred Blue declared for the NFL early. Hilliard and Terrence Magee are the Tigers' only returning scholarship RBs. LSU, however, received commitments from five-star recruit Leonard Fournette and three-star Darrel Williams. Hilliard will compete with Fournette for starting duties.
Tue, Jan 14, 2014 12:05:00 PM

LSU junior RB Kenny Hilliard has dropped weight and is currently tipping the scales at 228 pounds.

It is the lightest Hilliard has been since stepping foot on campus. "I'd wake up early at 5 a.m. and run on the treadmill," Hilliard said. "I had to. They wanted me down. I had to listen to my head coach." As always, the Tigers' backfield is crowded, with sophomore Jeremy Hill and Alfred Blue, but Hilliard could secure some touches.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 03:49:00 PM

After biding his time working out at fullback, LSU’s Kenny Hilliard has been making some nice contributions as a tailback.

Hilliard’s recent play has gone well beyond the goal-line and other short-yardage situations with which he was utilized earlier in the season. Much of the credit for LSU’s 41-3 run against Arkansas last week after falling behind 14-0 goes to Hilliard. The freshman easily had season highs with 19 carries and 102 yards and he also had his sixth TD. The week before at Ole Miss, Hilliard was 9-59-1. That's 28-161-2 in the last two games after only 21 carries in the first 10 games.
Wed, Nov 30, 2011 02:52:00 PM

Freshman Kenny Hilliard ran for 102 yards and a TD in No. 1 LSU’s 41-17 win over No. 3 Arkansas.

At 240 pounds, Hilliard has been used in short-yardage and goal-line situations this season. On Friday, he led the team and set season highs with 19 carries and 102 yards. He had 146 yards coming in.
Fri, Nov 25, 2011 06:48:00 PM