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Cycledude
Member since Jul 2018
315 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
He would wear in class this tiny baseball cap with the biggest bill on it. No idea where he got it. He was shifty, but not that fast in the open field. He would get run down on long stretches!


BIG CAT
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louisiana
Member since Jan 2005
3062 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
Not only was he a great running back,but when he was in school the WHO DATcheer was started. He was also a good guy.he whole family were good people


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ChEgrad
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Member since Nov 2012
1502 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
Honestly, not sure there has been a better LSU running back. Game is different now, so it is hard to compare, but I think he probably had more “holy crap did you see that” moves than any other LSU back I’ve seen.


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LSUtigerMD
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Member since Nov 2005
984 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
If Dalton ran behind the line Smith did he would be the NFL all time rushing leader and 1st ballot HOFer.


ItTakesAThief
LSU Fan
Scottsdale, Arizona
Member since Dec 2009
6130 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
Harvey Williams bro


secfballfan
Member since Feb 2016
535 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.

Really? How so? ET was a beast and best blocking WR back then. He also was a better pro overall, although both had excellent careers. Dalton was great but benefited from a very good OL 3 of 4 years. ET was a Beast before Dalton and is sill last Tiger to return a kick off in Tiger Stadium...


genuineLSUtiger
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52879 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
Hilliard was an absolute beast. Shifty and hit the hole like a rocket.


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gemlsu
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Member since Sep 2003
1608 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
I have been going to tiger Stadium since 1957. He is my all time favorite running back. So much fun to watch.


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Moonlight
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Member since Jan 2007
425 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
4.6 guy... But sideways as well as north/south


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Tigers eyes
Member since Nov 2018
771 posts

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

Dalton had 4.6 speed in the 40, not fast by any means. He was shifty and was hard to get a hold of in the open field. LSU was the only D1 offer he got out of HS and he was told by a lot of the DII schools he was too small to play in the SEC. But, the one thing that separated him from other backs was his vision. A play could be to the left and he could see a hole open up on the right. If Dalton would of had more speed he'd be in the HOF right now. If Harvey Williams would of had Daltons vision he'd be in the HOF right now. Having that kind of vision makes or breaks a RB, especially in the NFL.


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6R12
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Louisiana
Member since Feb 2005
3691 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
From the beginning of the freshman year I was waiting every time he ran the sweep to the sides that this would be the play he gets smashed. He managed to dodge almost every bullet. Shifty cannot express how to describe him. He was legit.


251Tiger
Member since Aug 2018
271 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
Saw him break a Notre Dame players ankles at Tiger stadium.Was hoping Clyde was gonna be in that mold.Dalton hit the hole then cut.Clyde would do himself some good and watch some film.I do believe they have similar skill sets.



kncstrand
LSU Fan
Houston, Tx
Member since Oct 2011
215 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
He was one of the greatest players to wear aTiger uniform. He reminded me of a speed ice skater. Low to the ground and vert shifty. Great Saints player. Will go in the Saints Hall of Fame if he is already there.


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FLBooGoTigs1
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Nocatee, FL.
Member since Jan 2008
43854 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
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separated him from other backs was his vision


Honestly I think you hit in on the head. We have alot faster backs but his vision was unbelievable. The lower half strength and his vision have been the best I have seen at LSU.


Tiger Ugly
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2008
8885 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
My favorite all-time Tiger and form my money the best all around back to ever play here.

he could make you miss, he could run you over, I would say only Faulk would rival him catching the ball out of the backfield and I'd also say without hesitation he was the best pass blocking halfback I've ever seen here and I go back to 1973.

No he did not have sprinters speed but he did take one to the house for 85 yards vs. Washington and in the Sugar Bowl for 70 against Nebraska but he barely stepped out of bounds so it was nullified.

But for me bottom line he did everything very well and IMHO a couple of things better than any Tiger RB that ever played.


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rilesrick
Member since Mar 2015
5443 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
Thighs thighs and more thighs


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cheesey
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2004
253 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
When comparing other backs to him he is referred to as “the one whose name same shall not be spoken.”

Good luck finding video of the first man tackling him.


RogerTheShrubber
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Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
167770 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
He was deadly catching the ball out of the backfield.


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Tiger Ugly
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2008
8885 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
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When comparing other backs to him he is referred to as “the one whose name same shall not be spoken.”


Yep, when he got here he was the fourth rated back in the class. Gary James was the No. 1 Back in the country and the showcase of the class but even Karl Bernard from Catholic and Gene Lang were rated ahead of Dalton.

All four backs in that class played in the NFL and for more than a cup of coffee but again in the NFL, Dalton was better.

He was the Saints all-time leading rusher until Duece broke his record.

But when he go here he outshone them all. Stovall said no one could tackle him in practice.

James was good and played in the NFL but Dalton was better. No one who saw them will dispute that. As I said above, IMHO best all around back I've ever seen at LSU and my memory goes back to 1973.
This post was edited on 4/13 at 8:14 pm


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TigerBR1111
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2014
2013 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
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Much less college games on TV back then. Those who saw him a lot, only saw him in tiger Stadium.


Actually also saw him on Tiger Vision back then


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