|Birthdate||November 14, 1989|
|Pick||Round: 3, Overall: 92|
In recent drafts, Hilton's current ADP is 11.09, which indicates that his fantasy outlook is in the 9th pick of the 11th round, and 129th selection overall.
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Hilton is signing a one-year, $10 million contract with the Colts, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Hilton will stay in Indianapolis for at least one more season, catching passes from Carson Wentz after one season working with Philip Rivers. Each of Hilton's five 1,000-yard seasons came with Andrew Luck, but the 31-year-old wideout did play well over the final six weeks of the 2020 regular season, catching 27 passes for 435 yards and five TDs. Hilton won't necessarily see an uptick on last year's average of 6.2 targets per game, but the contract makes it clear the Colts still view him as a reliable starter.
Mar. 24, 2021 12:01 PM EST
Born on November 14, 1989, Eugene Marquis “T.Y.” Hilton was born in Miami, Florida. He attended Miami Springs High School where he was playing both basketball and football for the Golden Hawks. In his senior year, Hilton was selected as a First Team All-Dade player in football by the Miami Herald. He also was selected in his junior and senior years as being a First Team All Dade in basketball.
Hilton had a plethora of college choices in which scouted him to play football for them. He was scouted by West Virginia University, the University of Mississippi, Florida International University (FIU), and the University of Florida. And he chose FIU over West Virginia with the assistance of his son.
Upon playing for FIU, Hilton earned the following recognition:
2008 Sun Belt Freshman of the Year
In 2008, Hilton had a signature move called the “The Hilton Heave” where he threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to a fellow playmate late in the game after fumbling the hand in reverse play. He also accomplished 12 touchdowns during his freshman year, and he was responsible for setting the FIU single season record yards received at 41 receptions for 1,013 yards. The rest of the stats for that year in which he earned the Sun Belt title include him ranking third in the US in the all-purpose yardage for each game with 180.25 yards per contest.
Two Times- First-team All–Sun Belt for 2008 and 2010
During the end of his junior year, he was awarded the Sun Belt of the Year, and he was awarded the title of the All Sun Belt Conference First Team for the return specialist and wide receiver positions. His stats for the junior year included 2,089 all-purpose yards where 282 rushing yards were over 30 carries and 848 of the yards were over 59 catches.
2010 Sun Belt Player of the Year
Even though starting off slowly, Hilton strongly came back by scoring four touchdowns when playing against Louisiana Monroe. Then, later on during the season, Hilton made 158 yards rushing into six carries. Here are some highlights some of his most proud moments in college football.
Hilton’s hard work and spectacular talent and skill finally paid off in 2012. He was drafted as a wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. Additionally, he was drafted by them during the third round of that year.
Upon being drafted, Hilton’s career and salary skyrocketed. In just the first three seasons, he totaled 19 touchdowns and 214 receptions for 3,289 yards. He also made 36 catches for 604 yards and two scores for the Colt’s six playoff games during that time. Additionally, he made a deal of approximately $2.64 million during the last season of his rookie contract.
Shortly afterwards, he and his family became tremendously blessed with a deal for an extension for six additional seasons with the Indianapolis Colts for $65 million. This includes the year, 2015, according to NFL.com.
By the end of 2016, Hilton achievements consisted of him being the NFL receiving yard leader. He also accomplished the 3x Pro Bowl (2014-2016). Some of Hilton’s proud highlights are shown at Youtube.
Other than that, he accomplished the following stats: