NFL Rumors: Ex-Giants wide receiver Ike Hilliard lines up new coaching job
Former New York Giants receiver Ike Hilliard is on the road.
Action Network’s Brett McMurphy reports “Ike Hilliard, Pittsburgh Steelers WR coach, named WR coach at Auburn. Hilliard was a former WR star in Florida.
Tigers head coach Bryan Harsin welcomed Hilliard to Auburn:
“Ike is exactly what we are looking for to lead our wide receiver room. His credentials really speak for themselves – SEC All-American, NFL first-round pick, 12 years as a highly productive player in the league, and more than a decade as an NFL coach.” Harsin said. “Among all these accomplishments, one thing really stood out, showing who Ike is as a person and a leader. He was committed to his family to graduate from college, and he never lost sight of that. , completing his degree while serving as a full-time NFL coach. Without a doubt, Ike possesses the same values that we want our Auburn program to be known for – character, discipline, tenacity and conviction. We are thrilled to welcome Ike, his wife Lourdes and their children in the Auburn family.
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Hilliard, 45, joined the Steelers ahead of the 2020 season. At the time, Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin was looking to replace Darryl Drake, who died in August 2019. Ray Sherman replaced receivers coach wide from the Steelers for the 2019 season.
According to the Steelers website, Hilliard was the receivers coach for the Washington Redskins from 2014 to 2019. Prior to that, he was the receivers coach for the Buffalo Bills (2013). Hilliard also completed a year-long stint in Washington in 2012. His NFL coaching career began in 2011 as an assistant for the Miami Dolphins.
Hilliard spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Giants, after being the seventh overall pick in the 1997 NFL Draft. In 98 games with the Giants, Hilliard had 368 receptions for 4,630 yards and 27 touchdowns .
Hilliard spent the last four seasons of his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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