Corey Hilliard
T #78
Oklahoma State
New Orleans, LA
Offensive Line
TOTAL 47 12
2014 DET 1 0
2013 DET 9 7
2012 DET 0 0
2011 DET 16 1
2010 DET 16 4
2009 DET 0 0
2008 IND 2 0
2007 IND 3 0

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Offensive tackle with great size and versatility who has played in 46 career games (12 starts) in the NFL. Five games played occurred when he was with Indianapolis Colts from 2007-08.


  • Placed on Reserve/Injured on September 11, 2014.
  • Re-signed with the Detroit Lions as an exclusive rights free agent March 16, 2010.
  • Signed by the Detroit Lions December 9, 2009 off the Cleveland Browns practice squad.
  • Waived by the Cleveland Browns September 6, 2010 and signed to the Browns practice squad September 9, 2009.
  • Waived by the Indianapolis Colts August 19, 2009 and signed by the Cleveland Browns August 24, 2009.
  • Released by the Indianapolis Colts October 7, 2008 and signed to the Colts practice squad October 9, 2008. Re-signed by the club January 5, 2009.
  • Signed to the Indianapolis Colts active roster November 17, 2007.
  • Signed to the Indianapolis Colts practice squad September 27, 2007.
  • Waived by the New England Patriots September 2, 2007.
  • Drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round (209th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

Offensive tackle with great size and versatility who has played in 47 career games (12 starts) in the NFL. Played in five games when he was with the Indianapolis Colts from 2007-08.

2014: Filled in at right tackle for injured T LaAdrian Waddle early in the first quarter in Week 1 vs. New York Giants (9/8).

  • Was placed on Reserve/Injured with a foot injury on September 11, 2014.

2013: Saw action in the Lions offensive line rotation in nine games throughout the 2013 season, including seven starts at right tackle.

  • Finished the game at right tackle after T Jason Fox left with a groin injury in Week 1 vs. Minnesota (9/8), helping the Lions offensive line to no sacks vs. the Vikings.
  • Started the game in Week 2 at Arizona (9/15) as the right tackle in place of injured T Jason Fox.
  • In Week 3 at Washington (9/22), started as right tackle and assisted on a tackle.
  • Started the game in Week 4 vs. Chicago (9/29) at right tackle.
  • Took over at right tackle after T Jason Fox left with an injury in Week 5 at Green Bay (10/6).
  • Saw action in the Lions offensive line rotation in Weeks 6 and 7.
  • Inactive in Week 8 vs. Dallas (10/27), Week 10 at Chicago (11/10), Week 11 at Pittsburgh (11/17), Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay (11/24), Week 13 vs. Green Bay (11/28) and Week 14 at Philadelphia (12/8).
  • Did not play in Week 15 vs. Baltimore (12/16).
  • Started at tackle and made contributions to the offensive line in Week 16 vs. New York Giants (12/22)
  • Started his second consecutive game and made contributions to the offensive line in Week 17 at Minnesota (12/29).

2012: Inactive for the 2012 season.

2011: Served as a back-up tackle, as well as special teams contributor (field goal unit). Played in all 16 games with one start.

  • Started at right tackle in the team’s home opener vs. Kansas City (9/18). Was part of an offensive line that allowed no sacks for the second consecutive game.
  • The Lions offense generated 48 points in the victory over the Chiefs, the most points scored by the Lions since they garnered 55 points in a Thanksgiving Day 55-20 win over Chicago (11/27/97). That game was also the last time the team scored six offensive touchdowns (rushing and receiving) in a single game.

2010: Served as a back-up on the offensive line and played primarily on special teams (field goal unit). Started final four games of the season at right tackle (filling in for injured T Gosder Cherilus).

  • Made first career start at right tackle against Green Bay (12/12). Helped Lions rush for a season high 190 yards, the most by the team since it recorded 193 rushing yards at Green Bay December 12, 2004.
  • In second career start, manned the right tackle position and helped the team chew up 181 yards on the ground in the Lions 23-20 overtime win, including 49 of the team’s 63-yard game-winning drive in overtime. In addition to 181 rushing yards, team did not allow a sack on 37 pass attempts.
  • The 181 yards on the ground marked the first time since December 2004 that the team registered over 180 yards in consecutive games.

2009: Spent first 12 weeks of the season on the Cleveland Browns practice squad before joining the Lions in December. Inactive for the Lions’ final four games of the regular season.

2008: Spent the majority of the season on the Colts’ practice squad. Appeared in two games on special teams and dressed but did not play for a third.

2007: Appeared in three games at guard for Indianapolis as a rookie after being originally drafted by the Patriots. Spent time on club’s practice squad and was signed to active roster November 17.

Four-year starter at Oklahoma State who opened 43 of 46 career games starting 23 games at right tackle and 20 games at LT. Hilliard began career as RT before switching to LT.

  • Named team captain and started 12 games as senior.
  • All-Big 12 First Team his senior season as he posted a career-high 98 knockdowns, helping the team rank seventh in the nation and lead the conference with an average of 208.0 yards per game rushing.
  • Started eleven games at RT as a junior, totaling 83 knockdowns and was named All-Big 12 Second-Team.
  • Started 12 games at LT his sophomore season, registering 67 knockdowns for an offense that ranked 12th in the nation and second in the league with an average of 237.0 yards per game on the ground, earning All-Big 12 Honorable Mention.
  • Started final six games of his freshman season after beginning the year as a reserve.
  • Holds a bachelor’s degree in education.

Attended Jesuit High School where he was named First Team All-State by the AP and First-Team All-Metro by the New Orleans Times-Picayune as a senior.

  • Enjoys playing basketball in his free time
  • Married to wife, Nichole.
  • Born Corey Hilliard April 26, 1985 in New Orleans, La. Son of Eddie and Sharon Hilliard. Has a younger brother, Colby.

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