Baylor returns 15 starters and 47 letterman from last season's Holiday Bowl champion team.
Bears wrap pre-Easter work with 95-play scrimmage.
Baylor 59, SMU 24
Baylor 59, SMU 24
Baylor returns 50 lettermen and 14 returning starters from 2011 team.
2014 (Junior): Played in seven of 13 games and started five contests at right guard for Big 12 champions… Missed seven games due to wrist injury… Member of Baylor offensive line that powered running game to 215.5 yards per game (second in Big 12) and ranked fourth in league with 1.85 average sacks allowed… Averaged 87.7 percent coaches grade (third-highest on squad) and totaled 23 knockdowns on season… Started first six games of season, sat out following six injured, returned for bowl game… Posted four knockdowns and graded 86 percent in win at Buffalo in third game… Earned lineman of week honors after career-high 91 percent grade and season-high five knockdowns in win at Iowa State in fourth game… Graded 90 percent and had three knockdowns in win at Texas in fifth game… Made four knockdowns and earned 90 percent coaches grade in epic 61-58 comeback win over No. 9 TCU in sixth game… Injured wrist on final game-winning drive in TCU win… Returned for Cotton Bowl vs. No. 7 Michigan State, made team-high three knockdowns and graded 85 percent.
2013 (Sophomore): Started all 13 games at right guard as sophomore… Totaled 65 knockdowns and averaged 87.1 percent coaches grade on season… Starter on O-line that powered nation’s No. 1 offense in total yards (618.8 ypg) and scoring (NCAA-record 681 points), and rushing attack (259.7 ypg) that led Big 12 and ranked 13th nationally… Earned grade of 86 percent or higher in 11 of 13 games, and totaled five or more knockdowns in 10 of 13… Made first career start in season-opening win over Wofford, made five knockdowns and graded 86 percent… Had season-highs of 90 percent grade and six knockdowns in win over Buffalo in second game… Graded 89 percent in next two games, wins over ULM and West Virginia, matched season-high of six knockdowns vs. WVU… Had six knockdowns and graded 87 percent in win at Kansas in seventh game… Named Co-Lineman of Week after matching season-high with team-best 90 percent grade and knocking down five in win over No. 12 Oklahoma in eighth game… Earned Co-Lineman of Week honors with team-best 89 percent grade and four knockdowns at No. 11 Oklahoma State in 10th game… Graded 88 percent and had five knockdowns in historic win over No. 23 Texas that clinched Big 12 championship and school’s first-ever BCS Bowl berth... Earned 2014 All-Big 12 honors in discus (176-10).
2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Played all 13 games, primarily on special teams, as redshirt freshman in 2012... Backup offensive lineman played from scrimmage in three games... Earned first collegiate letter... Made collegiate debut in season-opening win over SMU, played special teams and saw snaps on the O-line... Also played from scrimmage vs. TCU in fifth game and in Holiday Bowl win over No. 17 UCLA... Earned All-Big 12 honors on BU track and field squad... Threw shot put 53-9.75 at Texas A&M Invitational and discus 182-1 at TCU Invitational... Threw discus 187-5 to finish second at Big 12 Outdoor Championship... Broke school record with 194-0 discus throw to finish ninth at NCAA Championship.
2011 (True Freshman): Sat out first season at Baylor and participated on practice squad, redshirted to retain eligibility… Selected to fall 2011 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll... Member of Baylor track and field squad, throws shot put (PR 48-10) and discus (PR 167-5).
High School: Three-year varsity member on offensive line at Lincoln High School in Dallas, Texas... Played for head coach James Argenti at LHS... Rated nation's No. 81 offensive tackle prospect by Scout.com... Rated No. 91 recruit in Dallas Morning News HSGametime Area Top 100... Listed among top 25 offensive linemen on Dave Campbell's Texas Football Top 300 recruit listing... Named 2010 first-team All-District 12-4A... Helped LHS to 10-2 record and DII area finals as junior in 2009... Also saw action on defensive line... Participated in track and field at Lincoln, threw discus and shot put... Placed third in discus at 2010 Texas 4A State Track and Field Championships (171.1)... Teammate at Lincoln of Baylor teammate Devante Davis.
Personal: Son of Marcus Hilliard and Chandria McDonald… Full name is Desmine Desean Hilliard… Born Dec. 23, 1992, in Dallas, Texas… Majoring in health, kinesiology and leisure studies.