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DrD
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Houston
Member since Jan 2010
1898 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
Fournette's power, Faulk's elusiveness, and Toefield's/Alexander's burst of speed. Had a great name as well. One of the very best running backs in LSU and SEC and NCAA history. Probably the best 1st game of any college player in LSU history/memory (at Florida to start the season). Became a household name after just 1 game.


Charlie Arglist
Wichita, Kansas
Member since Nov 2012
5382 posts

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


Where does he buy his jeans?????


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TigerBert
LSU Fan
Tiger Stadium
Member since Oct 2015
1650 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
Super powerful legs.
Agile AF.
Tough as nails.
Fast enough.
Great vision.
Great cut back ability.

One of the best ever.


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

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
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Probably the best 1st game of any college player in LSU history/memory (at Florida to start the season). Became a household name after just 1 game.


Actully that Florida game was not his first. We played Oregon St. and Rice I think before traveling to Gainseville and upsetting the No. 4 Gators.

But that was definitely his coming out party and left no doubt that he, and not James was the star running back. And that's no slight on James. Dalton was just better.


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Scoob
LSU Fan
Near Exxon
Member since Jun 2009
10096 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
Dalton remains one of my alltime favorite Tigers. To this day, we haven't seen another back at LSU with the moves and cutting ability he had. He zigged and zagged and juked like no other, and you couldn't line up a clean hit on him. And then when he did make contact, he blew people up. Not like Fournette (who was just a big ol' fast dude)...
People who never saw him play, didn't realize that he weighed about 200 lbs at best, but had the legs of an offensive lineman- maybe bigger. He'd hit you with that leg drive, and you'd see linebackers' helmets whiplash. It was like they got hit by a pulling guard.


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Cincinnati Tiigre
Cincinnati
Member since Nov 2015
153 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
Yep. Remember the Saints announcer saying he had a 28” waist but if he bought off the shelf pants he needed a 40” waist to get his thighs in them.


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

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

Really? How so?


Because of Hilliard, along with James, they converted Martin to wide reciever. Martin was an RB his freshman year and only converted because Hilliard was such an unexpected find at RB.


LSUnGA08
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since Jan 2005
232 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
I grew up watching Dalton. Handed the rock off to him as a freshman QB at Patterson.
You could never understand how quick he was til you try to hand the ball off to him over tackle. It was amazing to watch Dalton in Jr high and HS from the sidelines.Barry Sanders type but with the wrong Saints team.
Super talented and his quads were as big as u think.


Cincinnati Tiigre
Cincinnati
Member since Nov 2015
153 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
Sounds like Josh Reed about 18 years later.


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TNTigerman
LSU Fan
Dullsville, TN
Member since Sep 2012
5271 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
I saw him in the Quad at least every week or two. I remember seeing him one day with his "L" letterman jacket. Same height as me, but that's where any similarities ended. He had some massive thighs which gave him his power.

He seemed to have a breakaway run every game. Although sometimes he would get run down from behind, at least he put himself in that position. One of the best.


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Mr. Hangover
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re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
My dad is 57, and when we talk football, he says that he say dalton hilliard two times, once in high school in the dome, and once when he was in college, and the thing that he mentions most is that dalton’s legs, mostly his thighs, were so unbelievably thick


TigerintheNO
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2004
31083 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
Hillard scored 18 touchdowns one season with the Saints


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Cincinnati Tiigre
Cincinnati
Member since Nov 2015
153 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
I saw this link on another thread. YouTube LSU 1982 Season Highlights and you’ll find the same. Check out 3:48 Mark for a trucking as impressive as any by Fournette or Hester. #7 for Bama was a rag doll.

LINK


TigerintheNO
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2004
31083 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
No one in NFL history has a better completion to touchdown ratio than Dalton Hillard

4 completions all 4 were touchdowns.


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EXPLAYER
Member since Jul 2017
4719 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
He had a lot of faith in his talent. If you remember Gary James from West Jeff was signed sealed and delivered and Dalton still signed on. He was LSU through and through! He needed up the better player. Guy had thighs the size of my waist.


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TigerintheNO
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2004
31083 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
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I saw this link on another thread. YouTube LSU 1982 Season Highlights and you’ll find the same.


Mack Brown was the play caller that season

we played

Tulane, Fla. State, Oregon State, South Carolina and Rice as our non conference games, that season.


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panzer
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2006
2301 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
Tried to buy pants and we couldn’t fit him- thighs were too big- he was awesome


TigerAlum93
Member since Sep 2010
2202 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
Huge thighs, great player, good dude!


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tigers1956
LSU Fan
baton rouge
Member since Oct 2008
2366 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
One of the best backs in LSU history and a super nice humble man...they don't produce them any better...


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Crow Pie
New Orleans Saints Fan
Nuero ICU - Tulane Medical Center
Member since Feb 2010
18799 posts

re: Those who saw Dalton Hillard what were your thoughts?
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Absolutely one of the best ever.
yes he was


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