Lex Hilliard life and biography

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Lex Hilliard biography

Date of birth : 1984-07-30
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Kalispell, Montana
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-22
Credited as : Football player NFL, running back for the Miami Dolphins, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Growing up in Kalispell, Montana, Lex Hilliard had a unique way to miss defenders both on and off the field. He would constantly try to avoid Charlie, his German Shepherd, from nipping at his heels using techniques that he would use to great advantage on the football field. “You're riding a bike, he’d try to bite the tires. I’m out in the yard playing football, he’d try to bite my ankles," said Lex who joked that he developed his quick twitch and high stepping running style from the elusiveness he showed in evading Charlie.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Re-signed with the Dolphins on January 14, 2009 ... Signed to the Dolphins’ practice squad on August 31, 2008 after being waived a day earlier ... Originally was the third of three sixth-round draft choices (204th overall) of the Dolphins in 2008.

PRO
2010 - Played in a reserve role all five games this season ... For the preseason had 15 carries for 42 yards one touchdown and added five catches for 31 yards.

2009 - Played in all 16 games ... Finished with 23 carries for 89 yards and one touchdown ... Added 20 catches for 158 yards and two touchdowns ... Ranked third on team with 14 special teams tackles ... Made NFL debut at Atlanta (9/13) ... Had season-high three special teams tackles vs. Indianapolis (9/21) ... Recorded two special teams tackles at N.Y. Jets (11/1) ... Registered first NFL carry at Carolina (11/19), finishing the contest with four carries for 24 yards along with two receptions for seven yards ... Rushed five times for 22 yards, caught two passes for 15 yards and contributed two special teams tackles at Buffalo (11/29) ... Contributed with three carries for seven yards and four catches for 36 yards at Tennessee (12/20) ... Posted three carries for 12 yards, including his first career touchdown run, vs. Houston (12/27) ... Also led team with season receiving highs of nine catches and 74 yards and his first career touchdown reception against the Texans ... Closed season with one carry for nine yards and an 11-yard touchdown catch vs. Pittsburgh (1/3/10).

2008 - Spent regular season on the practice squad ... Had 24 carries for 68 yards and three catches for 24 yards in the preseason ... Played in a reserve role all four games in the preseason.

COLLEGE

Was a four-year letterman at Montana (2003-05, 2007), including two years as a starter ... Concluded his career with 4,016 rushing yards on 806 carries (5.0 avg.) with 50 touchdowns ... Added 57 receptions for 591 yards and two scores ... Started 11 games as a senior in 2007 and was a second-team All-Big Sky Conference selection ... Rushed for 1,132 yards on 242 carries (4.7 avg.) with 16 touchdowns ... Added 15 receptions for 119 yards ... Had seven 100-yard rushing games ... Scored three rushing touchdowns against both Fort Lewis and Montana State ... Redshirted in 2006 due to left Achilles injury ... Started all 12 games as a junior in 2005 ... Named as a unanimous first-team All-Big Sky Conference choice ... Rushed for 1,322 yards on 249 carries (5.3 avg.) with 12 touchdowns ... Added 11 receptions for 144 yards and two scores ... Had six 100-yard rushing games ... Ran for season-high 237 yards against Cal Poly ... Played in 14 games with four starts as a sophomore in 2004 ... Named as a first-team All-Big Sky conference choice ... Rushed for 972 yards on 190 carries (5.1 avg.) with conference-high 17 touchdowns ... Added 22 receptions for 211 yards ... Had five 100-yard rushing games ... Scored a career-high four touchdowns vs. Northwestern State ... Played in 12 games with one start as true freshman in 2003 ... Rushed for 590 yards on 125 carries (4.7 avg.) with five touchdowns ... Added nine receptions for 117 yards ... Posted a season-high 95 rushing yards at Montana State ... Majored in sociology.

PERSONAL

Married (Rebekah) ... Has a son, Lex, Jr. ... Earned eight letters (four in football, three in track, and one in wrestling) at Flathead High School in Kalispell, Mont. ... Was team MVP in football as a junior and senior ... Set school records by rushing for 3,419 yards and 44 touchdowns and compiling 4,410 all-purpose yards ... Posted 1,384 yards and 14 touchdowns as a sophomore ... Named as a two-time all-league selection in track, running the 100, 200 and 4x100 meter relay ... Also threw the shot put ... His sophomore, junior, and senior track teams all won state AA championships ... In addition, wrestled and played rugby in his prep career ... Lists “Man vs. Wild” as favorite television show and Lil Wayne as favorite recording artist ... Enjoys working on motorcycles in spare time ... Full name is Lex Douglas Hilliard, born July 30, 1984, in Kalispell, Mont.

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