All-time rushing yards leaders in New Orleans Saints history

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5. Dalton Hilliard (4,164)

Saints RB from 1986-1993

The Saints have a reputation of not drafting players from LSU but Dalton Hilliard is proof that they have at least once before in their storied history. Hilliard was their second-round pick in the 1986 NFL Draft and played all eight years of his career in New Orleans.

During that time, Hilliard had two terrific seasons. The first was in 1988 when he had 823 yards and five touchdowns and tallied 1,158 yards and six touchdowns from scrimmage. He followed that season up with an even better campaign, garnering 1,262 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns with an astounding 1,776 scrimmage yards and 18 total touchdowns. He was a boss that year.

The next few years, unfortunately, were cut short for Hilliard due to injuries and he was never that same stud of a player again, at least not on the ground. He was still effective as a pass-catcher, tallying over 900 yards from scrimmage in 1992.

The 1993 season was Hilliard’s final in the league and he never played in a regular-season game wearing anything other than a Saints jersey. He’s still fifth all-time in rushing yards.