Former Nicholls State running back, and son of a New Orleans Saints legend, Dalton Hilliard Jr. died at age 29, the school announced Monday.
The Nicholls Football program lost a member of our family, as former running back Dalton Hilliard Jr. passed away at the age of 29.Our thoughts are with his family, friends, former coaches and teammates. pic.twitter.com/QwwJ8R4Epk
Hilliard Jr. played four seasons with the Colonels from 2010-13. Prior to Nicholls State he was a standout player for the Brother Martin Crusaders, where he scored 20 touchdowns as a senior. Hilliard Jr. is the son of New Orleans Saints and LSU legend Dalton Hilliard.
His father played eight seasons in New Orleans and is third on the franchise's all-time rushing list.