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Auburn head coach Bryan Harsin announced the hiring of new wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard on Wednesday. Hilliard was a former Florida Gator and NFL wide receiver.

He was recently the wide receivers coach with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Per

AUBURN, Ala.— Auburn football has named former SEC great and 12-year National Football League veteran Ike Hilliard as wide receivers coach, head coach Bryan Harsin announced Wednesday. An All-American at Florida in 1996, Hilliard spent the previous 11 seasons coaching in the NFL, most recently as wide receivers coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

"Ike is exactly what we are looking for to lead our wide receivers room. His credentials really speak for themself - All-American in the SEC, NFL First Round pick, 12 years as a very productive player in the league and a decade plus coaching in the NFL," Harsin said. "Amongst all of those accomplishments one other thing really stood out showing who Ike is as a person and leader. He made a commitment to his family that he would graduate from college, and he never lost sight of that, finishing up his degree while also being a full-time NFL coach. Ike, without a doubt, possesses the same values that we want our Auburn program to be known for - character, discipline, toughness and conviction. We are excited to welcome Ike, his wife Lourdes and their children to the Auburn family."
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Ace Midnight29 months
Patterson put more folks named Hilliard on Div I football teams than many schools have Div I players at all.
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TouchdownTony29 months
One of the best to ever play in the SEC.
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