Mike Hilton

Mike  Hilton


Fayetteville, Ga.

High School:
Sandy Creek

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 184




No. 22 Rebels Regain Magnolia Bowl Trophy in 38-17 Win Over No. 15 LSU

Rebels Secure Third Victory Against a Top-15 Team This Season


Mike Hilton Named Thorpe Award Semifinalist

Thorpe Award Given Annually to Nation’s Best Defensive Back


No. 22 Memphis Stops No. 12 Ole Miss, 37-24

Laquon Treadwell and Chad Kelly Broke School Records in the Road Setback


Ole Miss To Host A Day in the Life of A Student-Athlete Panel Discussion

Event to be held in conjunction with University’s common reading “ Education of a Lifetime


2015 Ole Miss Football Preseason Honors

Ubiquitous Rebel Presence in Preseason Magazine, Website Lists

Preseason All-SEC third team (Athlon).

Spring 2015: Became the 25th player to receive the Chucky Mullins Courage Award and will wear Mullins’ No. 38 jersey in 2015 ... Moved from cornerback to Rover safety in the spring ... Missed the spring game with a right thumb injury.

CAREER: Has started at every position in the defensive backfield during his career.

2014: Tied for 10th in the SEC with three interceptions, tied for 16th with 0.77 passes defended per game ... Led team with 71 tackles, while adding 4.0 TFLs and seven PBUs ... Started every game (11 at boundary cornerback, two at Rover) ... Helped Ole Miss lead the nation in scoring defense (16.0 ppg) and rank top 20 in total defense and passing defense ... Earned third letter ... vs. Boise State (8/28/14): Led the Rebels with a career-igh nine tackles (eight solo) and 0.5 TFL ... at Vanderbilt (9/6/14): Had three tackles (one solo) and a career-high three PBUs ... vs. UL-Lafayette (9/13/14): Posted four solo stops, an interception, a pass breakup and a QB hurry ... vs. Memphis (9/27/14): Made six tackles (three solo) with 0.5 TFL and a PBU ... vs. #1 Alabama (10/4/14): Recorded five tackles (three solo) with a TFL ... at #14 Texas A&M (10/11/14): Made first career start at Rover and had seven tackles (five solo), 0.5 TFL and a pass breakup ... vs. Tennessee (10/18/14): Made three tackles and picked off a pass ... at #23 LSU (10/25/14): Made eight tackles (five solo) and picked off a pass ... vs. #3 Auburn (11/1/14): Recorded eight tackles (five solo) and 1.5 TFLs ... vs. Presbyterian (11/8/14): Posted one tackle and a pass breakup in start at Rover ... at Arkansas (11/22/14): Made six tackles (one solo) ... vs. #4 Mississippi State (11/29/14): Collected six solo stops ... Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl vs. #6 TCU (12/31/14): Posted five stops (four solo).

2013: Played in and started 11 games (one at huskie, one at free safety, nine at corner) ... Missed the LSU and Idaho games with a hamstring injury ... Finished tied for fifth on the team with 52 tackles and fifth on the team with 5.5 TFLs ... Tied for fourth on the team with five passes defended (including an interception) ... Earned second letter ... at Vanderbilt (8/29/13): Started at huskie and made five tackles (four solo), tying a career high with 2.0 TFLs ... vs. Southeast Missouri (9/7/13): Started at CB and had four tackles (one solo) ... at Texas (9/14/13): Made a career-high seven tackles (six solo), including 2.0 TFLs, in start ... at #1 Alabama (9/28/13): Made four solo stops, including a TFL, in start ... at Auburn (10/5/13): Tallied a career-high eight tackles (six solo) in start ... vs. #9 Texas A&M (10/12/13): Assisted on a tackle in start and injured his hamstring ... vs. Arkansas (11/9/13): Made a tackle and had two pass breakups in start ... vs. Troy (11/16/13): Recorded four tackles (two solo) and his first career interception in start ... vs. #8 Missouri (11/23/13): Posted seven stops (six solo) and a pass breakup in start ... at Mississippi State (11/28/13): Shared the team lead with seven tackles and broke up a pass in start ... Music City Bowl vs. Georgia Tech (12/30/13): Made his first career start at free safety and tallied four tackles (three solo), a half TFL and a forced fumble.

2012: Played in 12 games with four starts at Huskie and one at cornerback ... Recorded 33 tackles, 3.5 TFLs, 2.0 sacks, two pass breakups and two forced fumbles ... Earned first letter ... vs. UTEP (9/8): Made his collegiate debut ... vs. #12 Texas (9/15): Posted his first two tackles of his career ... at Tulane (9/22): Made four stops (three solo) ... vs. Texas A&M (10/6): Made first career start (dimeback) and had three solo tackles, including 2.0 sacks, and forced a fumble ... vs. Auburn (10/13): Tallied five tackles (four solo) with a TFL ... at Arkansas (10/27): Made six tackles (four solo) and broke up two passes in a start at Huskie ... at #6 Georgia (11/3): Posted three assisted tackles, including one for a loss of 1 yard in a start ... vs. Vanderbilt (11/10): Posted five tackles (four solo) ... at #7 LSU (11/17): Posted four tackles (three solo) and forced a fumble ... vs. #24 Mississippi State (11/24): Assisted on a tackle in start ... Member of the 2012 signing class.

HIGH SCHOOL: Helped lead team to a 12-1 record and the state playoffs as a senior ... Named honorable mention Class AAA All-State by the Georgia Sports Writers Association ... Played safety as a junior and broke the school record with nine interceptions ... Ranked as the No. 71 player in Georgia by Rivals.com and the No. 78 running back in the nation by Scout.com ... Coached in high school by Chip Walker.

PERSONAL: Son of Michael and Cynthia Hilton ... Full name is Michael Hilton ... Born: March 9, 1994 ... General studies major ... Made U.M.A.A. Honor Roll for Spring 2015.


    • Seniors Shine, Records Broken in Magnolia Bowl

      Saturday, November 21, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsAfter a bounce that didn't go their way against Arkansas, the Rebels knew tonight was a must-win situation. No. 22 Ole Miss knocked off rival No. 15 LSU 38-17 in a top-25 matchup... read more

    • Drama Rules The Day at Vaught-Hemingway

      Saturday, November 7, 2015 - Football

      By Brandon Lee, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsDrama in front of a sold-out crowd of 60,680 between the No. 18 Rebels and Arkansas? It was that and a whole lot more in a back-and-forth Saturday night knockdown, drag-out SEC West... read more

    • Rebels Dominate In Prime-Time Spotlight

      Saturday, October 24, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsIt wasn't pretty, but the Rebels got the job done. No. 23 Ole Miss and No. 15 Texas A&M combined for seven turnovers, but a dominant defense and a balanced offense led to... read more

    • Midseason Checkpoint: Rebels Control Their Own Destiny

      Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -

      It seemed like it was just yesterday that the Ole Miss football team continued through the motions of fall camp, and we all were just ready for the season to finally begin. Fast forward with a little Talladega up-tempo... read more

    • Rebels Bounce Back at Home

      Saturday, October 10, 2015 -

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsOle Miss raced past another non-conference opponent at home this week. The Rebels returned to their usual form after a conference loss at Florida last week, racking up 665 yards of total offense,... read more

    • Ratings, Exposure Huge for Ole Miss-Alabama

      Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - Football

      Ole Miss' historic win over Alabama last Saturday was not only popular with members of Rebel Nation, it was among the most-watched college football games of the year.The Rebels' thrilling 43-37 victory over the Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium was the... read more

    • Rebels Pass First Test in Search of Playoff Berth

      Sunday, September 20, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsThe road to the College Football Playoff includes many tests along the way. The Ole Miss Rebels (3-0, 1-0 SEC) just passed their first, proving that they are a legitimate contender after knocking... read more

    • Kelly Makes Statement in Big Rebel Win

      Saturday, September 12, 2015 - Football

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    • Big Plays Highlight Season-Opening Win

      Saturday, September 5, 2015 - Football

      Offense, defense and special teams. Ole Miss dominated all three aspects of the game as the 15th-ranked Rebels routed UT Martin 76-3 in the season opener. The 60,186 fans, mostly dressed in white, anticipated an exciting start to the 2015... read more

    • Time to Take a Stand

      Monday, August 31, 2015 -

      It's finally here...game week! It's been 242 days since the Ole Miss Rebels last took to the gridiron for a clash of the helmets. After a successful 2014 campaign in which Ole Miss knocked off a No. 1-ranked team... read more

    • Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge to Air on ESPNU Aug. 1

      Thursday, July 30, 2015 -

      Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ATLANTA - On Saturday, fans can tune in to see the Rebels duo of Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze and former Ole Miss basketball player Sean Tuohy compete in the Chick-fil-A... read more

    • Rebels Emerge on Four Watch Lists This Week

      Friday, July 17, 2015 -

      Only 50 days until The Grove is full, the constant shouts of "Hotty Toddy" are in the air, and football kicks off 100 years in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium! Looking forward to this upcoming college football season, seven Rebels were named to... read more

    • Football Rebels All Over First Week of Watch List Releases

      Friday, July 10, 2015 -

      As we near the 2015 college football season, national organizations have started to release watch lists for their respective awards. Through the first week of watch lists being released, multiple Rebels have been announced as players that fans need to... read more

    • Engram, Hilton and Johnson to Represent Ole Miss at SEC Football Media Days

      Wednesday, July 8, 2015 -

      Along with head coach Hugh Freeze, three Rebels will represent Ole Miss at the annual SEC Football Media Days next week. Junior Evan Engram, just named to the John Mackey Award Watch List for college football's most outstanding tight end,... read more

    • Five Rebels Tabbed Preseason All-SEC in The Birmingham News

      Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -

      Five Ole Miss Rebels were chosen as preseason All-SEC selections by some of the people who work closest with the student-athletes, the football media relations directors. The 14 football media relations directors of the Southeastern Conference institutions voted in the... read more




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