Former Nicholls RB Dalton Hilliard Jr. dead at 29

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NEW ORLEANS, La. –  Former Nicholls State University Running Back, Dalton Hilliard Jr., has passed away at the age of 29.

The Nicholls State University Football program confirmed the news on Monday via Twitter:

Hilliard Jr. was the son of former LSU and New Orleans Saints star running back Dalton Hilliard Sr.

He played high school football at Brother Martin, where he rushed for a school record 20 touchdowns as a senior.

As of Monday, his cause of death is still unknown.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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