Three things to know about Tennessee Titans running back Dontrell Hilliard
Tennessee Titans running back Dontrell Hilliard scored his first touchdown of the season on Sunday against the New England Patriots. Hilliard was called up from the Titans practice squad following Derrick Henry's injury.
Here's three things to know about Dontrell Hilliard:
Tennessee is his third NFL team
Undrafted out of Tulane, Hilliard signed with the Cleveland Browns in May of 2018. He would play for the Browns until being waived in 2020. After his time in Cleveland, he signed with the Houston Texans before being released and signing with the Titans practice squad.
First touchdown in two years
Hilliard's 68-yard run against New England on Sunday was the first time he had scored since 2019. Prior to Sunday's game, Hilliard's last touchdown was in the Browns' Week 4 win over the Baltimore Ravens in 2019.
Return man by trade
Most of Hilliard's reps in his NFL career came on special teams as either a kick or punt returner. So far in his NFL career, he's returned 38 kickoffs for 875 yards and returned 15 punts for 107 yards.