Men's soccer player Joe Sofia leads the list with a 3.96 cumulative GPA
Practices to be Televised on Thursday on ESPNU
College All-Star Games Begin this Week
Bruins visited the Veterans Hospital on Dec. 18.
Bruin defensive back is the focus of Monday's Holiday Bowl coverage.
UCLA vs. Arizona State - AP Photos
UCLA vs. Houston, 9-15-12 (Photos by Don Liebig, UCLA Photography)
UCLA vs. Nebraska, 9-8-12 (Photos by Don Liebig, UCLA Photography)
UCLA vs. Colorado - AP Photo Gallery
UCLA vs. Cal
UCLA - - Solid contributor on defense at the linebacker and safety positions ... Spent some time at running back (his HS position) during 2012 Spring ball and showed he could handle the position ... Has been a standout on special teams throughout his career.
2012 - Saw action in 13 games with five starts ... Had two stops in the opener at Rice ... Made three tackles against Houston ... Totaled three tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss against Oregon State ... Had 3.0 tackles for loss in win at Colorado ... Three stops and his first career interception in win at Arizona State ... Made five tackles at Washington State ... Recorded five tackles in the Holiday Bowl vs. Baylor ... Earned the Tommy Prothro Award for Outstanding Special Teams Player and the Kenneth S. Washington Award for Outstanding Senior of the Year on Special Teams at the team's annual awards banquet ... Selected to play in the Casino del Sol Collegiate All-Star Game where he returned an interception for a touchdown.
2011 - Saw action in 13 games with five starts ... Ranked sixth on the team in tackles (50) ... Made his first career start in the opener at Houston ... Had two stops, 0.5 for loss, in a start vs. San Jose State ... Totaled three tackles against Texas ... Made four tackles at Oregon State ... Did not see action at Stanford ... Tied for the team lead with a career-best nine tackles against Washington State ... ... Made nine stops, 0.5 for loss, against Arizona State ... Made six tackles in a start at Utah ... Had three stops against Colorado ... Started at Oregon, but was not credited with a tackle ... Totaled seven tackles in a start against Illinois.
2010 - Saw action in nine games off the bench, on defense and special teams ... Made one tackle for loss in opener at Kansas State ... Five tackles while playing in nickel package versus Houston ... Played most of the game at Texas in nickel package and made seven tackles ... Also recovered a Longhorn fumble to set up UCLA's first touchdown of the contest ... Two stops at Oregon ... Returned to action at Washington ... Played defense and special teams at Arizona State and made three tackles and blocked a first quarter punt which set up a field goal ... One stop versus USC.
2009 - Saw action in six games at defensive back and on special teams ... Appeared on special teams in opener against San Diego St., but did not record a tackle ... Two tackles at Tennessee ... Saw action on special teams against Kansas State ... Saw limited action at Arizona ... Two tackles at Washington St. ... Saw limited action against Arizona State.
HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered three seasons as a kick returner, running back, defensive back, wide receiver and fullback at Punahou HS in Honolulu for coach Kale Ale ... ... SuperPrep All-Far West No. 69 prospect ... Scout.com West Hot 150 (No. 92) ... Earned three stars from scout.com and rivals.com ... Ranked No. 22 nationally among all-purpose backs by rivals.com ... Rated No. 26 tailback by Tom Lemming ... Rated No. 37 running back by scout.com ... Rated No. 39 running back by ESPNU ... Ranked No. 3 player in Hawaii by rivals.com ... Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100 ... Rated No. 4 player in Hawaii by scout.com ... PrepStar All-West Region selection ... Earned All-State honors from Honolulu Advertiser as an all-purpose performer ... As a senior, he amassed 1,840 all-purpose yards and scored 19 touchdowns ... Rushed for 599 yards and 10 touchdowns ... Made 63 receptions for 725 yards and eight scores ... Helped lead Punahou to the state title ... Team captain ... He was named Offensive Player of the Year and first-team all-state and all-conference ... As a junior, he totaled 15 touchdowns and racked up 1,430 all-purpose yards while averaging 5.1 yards per carry and 9.2 yards per catch ... He served as team captain and was selected first-team all-state and all-conference ... As a sophomore, he had 1,120 all-purpose yards and scored 11 touchdowns while earning first-team all-conference and second-team all-state honors ... Also earned four letters in basketball for coaches Greg Tacon and Dan Hale ... Averaged 11 points and four steals per game as a senior ... Was a first-team all-conference pick and an honorable mention all-state performer in hoops as a junior ... Lettered in the sprint events for track coach Mike Pavich as a sophomore.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Dalton Ishmael Hilliard ... Born: August 1, 1990 in Chicago, IL ... Parents: Larry and Amalia Hilliard ... Has a brother, Kamden, and a sister, Paige ... Scored three touchdowns, totaled 280 all-purpose yards, including a 70-yard interception return, in a state semi-final playoff game performance he dedicated to his mom, which he lists as his biggest athletic thrill to date ... Lists running back Ernie Davis as the famous athlete he admires the most ... Hobbies include drawing, football and music ... Relative Keith Jackson has played in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers ... His mom played in the women's professional football league ... Dad is a former high school football All-American ... Sociology major.
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