The 45 Most Valuable Rebels: No. 36 Mike Hilton


The 2014 Ole Miss football season is just around the corner. Now that we have hit the 45 day mark until kickoff, we are going to countdown the most valuable Rebel players this season. Their rankings are based on their positions and how much of an impact they will bring to the table. Today on the countdown is…

2013 Season: Even though Mike Hilton would miss the LSU and Idaho games last season due to a hamstring injury, he played a huge role in the Rebels’ defense in all the other games. In the game against Auburn, Hilton set a career-high eight tackles (six solo). He finished his sophomore season with 52 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for a loss, one forced fumble, and one interception.

The Value: Mike Hilton is expected to play back-up to Tony Conner in the huskie position and boundary cornerback to Derrick Jones. His experience will be an asset to the Rebels’ defense. In years past, the Rebels’ secondary was often referred to as an area that lacked depth and talent. It is very hard to say that now, and Mike Hilton plays a huge role in that.