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#17 Chris Hilton Jr. Season 2024

Wide Receiver
Redshirt Junior
Zachary, La.
High School
Zachary HS

One of the most talented all-around athletes on the LSU football team and one of the fastest players in college football … Enters fourth season with the Tigers in 2024 and will be counted on to be a key contributor in the passing game … Has shown flashes of becoming LSU’s next outstanding wide receiver … Capped 2023 season with 3 catches for 56 yards and a TD in ReliaQuest Bowl win over Wisconsin … Has appeared in 19 games with 4 starts … 22 career receptions for 415 yards and 3 TDs … Has big-play capability and won’t get caught from behind … 5 of his 22 career receptions have gone for at least 40 yards … Has had catches of 42, 43, 47, 51 and 81 yards … Joined the Tigers after a stellar high school career in both football and track and field at Zachary High School … Possesses great hands along with being a good route runner … Hauled in an 81-yard TD pass as time expired against Kansas State in the 2022 Texas Bowl … Joined 10 of his teammates for LSU’s Study Abroad program in May of 2023 that saw the group travel to Senegal for a 10-day trip … Majoring in sport administration.

Played in 11 games with 2 starts … Starts came against Mississippi State and Arkansas … Caught 13 passes for 225 yards and 2 TDs … Capped year with season-highs of 3 receptions for 56 yards and a TD in win over Wisconsin … Hauled in a 43-yard pass from Garrett Nussmeier late in fourth quarter on LSU’s game-winning drive … Catch setup the Tigers at the 7-yard line and LSU scored 2 plays later, taking a 35-31 lead … Caught a 42-yard pass in fourth quarter vs. Ole Miss … Scored on a 47-yard pass from Jayden Daniels vs. Grambling … Setup LSU’s go-ahead score in fourth quarter with a 25-yard reception.

Appeared in 4 games with 1 starts … Start came against Mississippi State … Caught career-best 5 passes for 47 yards in home-opener vs. Southern … Had 2 catches for 62 yards, including a 51-yard reception, in win over New Mexico … Missed final 10 games of the season.

Played in 4 games with 1 start … First career start came in win over Louisiana-Monroe … Made collegiate debut at UCLA … Slowed by a nagging injury for much of the season …Returned to action for the Louisiana-Monroe game in late November and appeared in LSU’s final 3 games … Caught for collegiate pass against ULM for no gain … Had 81-yard TD reception from Jontre Kirklin as time expired against Kansas State in the Texas Bowl …. Finished season with 2 receptions for 81 yards and a TD … Added 1 tackle on special teams.

Two-sport standout at Zachary High School, excelling in both football and track and field … Four-stars from 247 Sports, Rivals and ESPN … Listed as the No. 4 overall prospect in Louisiana and No. 54 nationally by 247 Sports … As a junior in 2019, hauled in 43 passes for 846 yards and 11 TDs … As a sophomore, caught a screen pass and raced 80 yards for the game-winning touchdown in Zachary’s 5A state title win in 2018 over West Monroe… Named to the Sports Illustrated All-American 250… Participated in track and field in high school competing in sprints and high jump… One of the nation’s top prep high jumpers … Won the 5A Louisiana Outdoor state title for the third time as a senior with a jump of 6-07.50 … Also claimed the 2021 5A state title outdoors in the 400-meters with a time of 47.50 … As a senior, recorded a season-best jump of 7-0 ¼ … As a senior indoors, he claimed 5A state titles in both the 400-meters and high jump … Won the Louisiana indoor state championship in the high jump as a sophomore and the 5A state championship in the same event as a freshman … Coached by David Brewerton.

Chris Hilton’s Career Highs
Receptions: 5 vs. Southern, 2022
Receiving Yards: 81 vs. Kansas State, 2022 Texas Bowl
Receiving TDs: 1, 3x (Last: vs. Wisconsin, 2024 ReliaQuest Bowl; First: vs. Kansas State, 2022 Texas Bowl)
Longest Reception: 81 vs. Kansas State, 2022 Texas Bowl

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