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Godfather1
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re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
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Saw him in the gym armory one day playing with some other players. Dunked the basketball from a flat footed start ... ridiculous power in those legs.


I used to play with him at the Field House. I can vouch for this.


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Jax-Tiger
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Portland, OR
Member since Jan 2005
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re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
I don't know how to explain it, but Dalton would run from side to side while running forward. He had a shiftiness that was so smooth and he just seemed to freeze tacklers in the hole as he would go by them. He was so strong that tacklers couldn't arm tackle him and he was so shifty that they couldn't get a direct hit.

You could tell Dalton was going to be very special from his very first carry on the first play of his first game. He picked up a first down, and all of the naysayers who thought Garry James should be starting, shut up.


omegaman66
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re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
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Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?


My favorite rb of all time! Sure wish there was film available of him online!


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ExpoTiger
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re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
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Tree trunks for thighs


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Madking
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re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
One of the greatest cutback runners of alltime in the SEC and the best duel threat back LSU has ever had.


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elcid
Bucknell Fan
Member since Mar 2007
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re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
I was a kid during the Dalton James gang years but remeber his first game at Georgia. He tore that GA arse up!


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Ponchy Tiger
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re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
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I don't know how to explain it, but Dalton would run from side to side while running forward.


Only other players I can remember that could do this was barry Sanders.


Geauxlden Eagle
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Member since Feb 2013
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re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
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Those who saw Dalton Hillard


They named the quad after his quads.


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Gus Tinsley
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Member since May 2008
1971 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
He was good.


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Tiger1988
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re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
He and Guice were a lot alike in terms of balance. Dalton inflicted pain on LBs and DBs


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Tiger on the Rag
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re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
I played 3rd.base on a slow pitch softball team. Could not throw bim out at first no matter how hard the ball was hit He had thunder thighs and had a short distant sprint
This post was edited on 4/13 at 5:03 pm


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jmarto1
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Houma, LA/ Las Vegas, NV
Member since Mar 2008
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re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
He's in my restaurant about every other day. I wouldn't want to tackle him now let alone then


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Geauxlden Eagle
Southern Miss Fan
278 mi E of God's Country
Member since Feb 2013
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re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
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Only other players I can remember that could do this was barry Sanders.


He was Barry Sanders before Barry Sanders


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OTIS2
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re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
He was a beast.


Pepe Lepew
LSU Fan
Looney tuned .....
Member since Oct 2008
33358 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
Had the biggest thighs in the world, LSU and Saints had to special order pants. Also could dunk at 5’7”, and won the leg press in the Saints weight room....


Jax-Tiger
LSU Fan
Portland, OR
Member since Jan 2005
18058 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
If not for Dalton, Eric Martin might never have been the star he turned out to be.


DTRooster
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Dtown, La
Member since Dec 2013
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re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
Legit NFL running back. Saints beat that dude into the ground


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Teton Tiger
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re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
The size of his calfs.


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mikelbr
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
33430 posts
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re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
Same reason Toefield and Jeremy Hill don't get mentioned. Just too many great backs they have to have really done something special.
Hell Toefield held the record for Tds in a season til LF7.


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kciDAtaE
Member since Apr 2017
4327 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
Definitely a top 10 LSU back. But you are not the only one who didn’t see him. Much less college games on TV back then. Those who saw him a lot, only saw him in tiger Stadium.

I’m always gonna put Kevin Faulk at the top of my list. Versatility and a four year career. Plus he was the team for more than one season. All Eyez on 3



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