Hilton, T.Y.

Card: Sage Hit Low Series 2012 Collectors Edition
Acquired: 2012, Target Box Breaker

T.Y. Hilton played at little known Florida International University,  -but scored big for the Golden Panthers, rolling up an impressive college resume. In his Freshman year in 2008, Hilton had 1,013 yards on 41 receptions, a gaudy 24.7 YPC, and 7 TDs. He improved in both his Sophomore and Junior seasons for FIU, recording 57 and 59 receptions respectively. 2011 proved to be T.Y.’s banner season, as he made career highs in receptions, (72) yards, (1,038) and touchdowns (7, tied with his Freshman year).  In FIU’s upset over Louisville, Hilton set the school record for single game receiving yards, singeing the Cardinals for 201 yards. Hilton’s college career concluded with: 229 receptions, 3,531 yards, 15.4 ypc, and 24 touchdowns.  A dangerous return man, Hilton finished with 883 yards and 4 touchdowns on kick returns and was the Sun Belt Player of the Year in 2010. Considered undersized at 5-10, 183, the thought is that he might be in the mold of Percy Harvin, or used primarily as a return man at the next level. At his pro day, Hilton raised some eyebrows with an unofficial 40 of 4.34, shooting his stock up most boards.  The Indianapolis Colts traded back into the 3rd round to select the young speedster with the 93rd pick of the 2012 draft.