PRO: Running back Dontrell Hilliard initially joined the Titans as a practice squad player on Oct. 27, 2021. He went on to play in eight games with five starts during his first campaign in Tennessee, establishing or tying career highs in rushing attempts (56), rushing yards (350) and touchdowns (two), as well as receptions (19). 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 total games with Cleveland (2018-20) and Houston (2020), gaining experience as a reserve running back as well as a punt returner and kickoff returner.
• During his first season in Tennessee in 2021, Hilliard set career highs with 56 rushing attempts and 350 rushing yards and tied a career high with a pair of rushing touchdowns. He added 87 yards on a career-high 19 receptions and added eight kickoff returns for 177 yards (22.1 avg.).
• In his first career rushing attempt, Hilliard scored a four-yard touchdown against the Titans on Sept. 8, 2019.
• Hilliard became a vegan in 2021 and says the switch has made a significant difference in his general health and in his career.
• Hilliard has several business interests, including residential and commercial real estate. He also is in the process of opening his own American Bully kennel.
• At Tulane, Hilliard competed in outdoor track and field. His 4x100-relay team placed third in the American Athletic Conference.
• 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.
• 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 squad 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.
• Activated from the practice squad to the active roster standard elevation on Oct. 30, 2021.
• Activated from the practice squad to the active roster standard elevation on Nov. 20, 2021.
• Signed by the Titans to the team's active roster off the practice squad on Nov. 23, 2021.
• 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.
• 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.
At the End of the Day We Have to Go Out and Play Ball | Dontrell Hilliard Player Interview
Titans RB Dontrell Hilliard addresses on Wednesday at Saint Thomas Sports Park.
Dontrell Hilliard Swiftly Hits Cutback Lane for 16-yard Gain | Game Highlights
Tennessee Titans running back Dontrell Hilliard swiftly hits the cutback lane for a 16-yard gain.
Dontrell Hilliard Enters BEAST MODE on 39-yard Touchdown Rush | Game Highlights
Tennessee Titans running back Dontrell Hilliard enters BEAST MODE on 39-yard touchdown rush.
Show Them What We Can Do | Dontrell Hilliard Player Interview
Titans RB Dontrell Hilliard addresses on Thursday at Saint Thomas Sports Park.
Come Back and Put it All Together | Dontrell Hilliard Player Interview
Titans RB Dontrell Hilliard addresses reporters following Tennessee's Week 12 matchup against the New England Patriots on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.
Can't-Miss Play: Hilliard Torches Pats on 68-yard TD Dash | Game Highlights
Can't-Miss Play: Tennessee Titans running back Dontrell Hilliard torches New England Patriots on 68-yard touchdown dash.
Hone in on the Details | Dontrell Hilliard Press Conference
Titans WR Dontrell Hilliard addresses on Wednesday at Saint Thomas Sports Park.
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