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Dontrell Hilliard

Running Back

#40

Experience: 4 years

Height: 5-11

Age: 26

Weight: 202 lbs

College: Tulane

Biography

PRO: The Titans signed running back Dontrell Hilliard to thier practice squad on Oct. 27, 2021. The 5-foot-11-inch, 202 pounder was originally signed as an undrafted college free agent by the Cleveland Browns in 2018. Prior to arriving in Tennessee, the Tulane product appeared in 32 games with stops in Cleveland (2018-20) and Houston (2020) and has rushed 22 times for 97 yards and two touchdowns, while also registering 22 receptions for 199 yards. As a returner, he has posted a 7.1-yard average on 15 punt returns and 23.1-yard average on 23 kickoff returns.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•   In his first career rushing attempt, Hilliard scored a four-yard touchdown against the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 8, 2019.

TITANS TIDBITS: 
•   Hilliard competed in outdoor track and field while at Tulane. His 4x100-relay team placed third in the AAC.
•   Hilliard is active in supporting and promoting Fuel Up to Play 60, the leading in-school health and wellness program that empowers students and educators to work together to build healthier schools and create healthy, high achieving students. He also supports gun violence prevention. Hilliard has represented both causes during My Cause, My Cleats.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: 
•   The Baton Rouge, la., native was originally signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted college free agent on May, 5, 2018.
•   Waived by the Browns on Sept. 1, 2018 and signed to the team's practice squad a day later.
•   Signed by the Browns to the team's active roster off the practice squad on Oct. 9, 2018.
•   Waived by the Browns on Sept. 5, 2020 and signed to the team's practice squad a day later.
•   Signed by the Browns to the team's active roster off the practice sqaud on Sept. 30, 2020.
•   Waived by the Browns on Dec. 13, 2020.
•   Claimed off waivers by the Houston Texans on Dec. 15, 2020.
•   Waived by the Texans on Aug. 19, 2021.
•   Signed by the Titans to their practice squad on Oct. 27, 2021.

COLLEGE:
•   Played in 47 career games with 33 starts at Tulane and rushed 557 times for 2,948 yards and 30 touchdowns while also collecting 70 receptions for 740 yards and four scores. Also returned 18 kickoffs for 278 yards in his four-year career.
•   As a senior (2017), started all 12 games, rushing 210 times for 1,091 yards and 12 touchdowns. Also caught eight passes for 115 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Earned American Athletic Conference second-team honors
•   As a junior (2016), started all 11 games, leading the team in both rushing yards (759) and rushing touchdowns (nine) on 135 rushing attempts.
•   As a sophomore (2015), saw action in 12 games with two starts and led the team in rushing attempts (115), rushing yards (646) and rushing touchdowns (six).
•   As a freshman (2014), played in 12 games with two starts, logging 97 rushes for 452 yards and three touchdowns.
•   Majored in digital design at Tulane.

PERSONAL: 
•   Attended Scotlandville (La.) High School and lettered in all four years while helping lead his team to a 26-13 overall record with three trips to the state playoffs.
•   Received all-district honors all four years and was first team as a sophomore, junior and senior.
•   Named honorable mention all-state as a senior after running for 978 yards for 16 touchdowns.
•   Hilliard would be an engineer if he wasn't playing football.
•   Follow Hilliard on Twitter at @D_Hilliard26 and on Instagram at @d_hilliard26
•   Born Dontrell Donmond Hilliard on Feb. 26, 1995 in Baton Rouge, La.

2021 SEASON

  • CAR
    19
  • YDS
    166
  • AVG
    8.7
  • TDS
    1
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Recent Games

WK OPP RESULT ATT YDS AVG LNG TD REC YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LOST
12 @Patriots L 13 - 36 12 131 10.9 68 1 1 2 2 2 0 1 1
11 Texans L 13 - 22 7 35 5 16 0 8 47 5.9 10 0 1 0
8 @Colts W 34 - 31

Career Stats

RBFB Career

SEASON TEAM G GS ATT YDS AVG TD REC YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LOST
2018 Cleveland Browns 11 0 9 105 11.7 24 0
2019 Cleveland Browns 14 0 13 49 3.8 2 12 92 7.7 19 0 2 0
2020 Cleveland Browns 5 0 9 48 5.3 0 1 2 2 2 0
2020 Houston Texans 2 0
2021 Tennessee Titans 3 1 19 166 8.7 1 9 49 5.4 10 0 2 1
TOTAL 35 1 41 263 6.41 3 31 248 5.36 24 0 4 1
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