Hilton was in training camp with Bengals in 2012, and was signed to practice squad for playoffs ... Originally signed as college free agent in May, and played in three preseason games ... Played two seasons at Indiana State after spending time in junior college ranks.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Bengals as college free agent on 5-2-12 ... Waived on 8-29-12 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 1-1-13 ... Signed to Bengals roster on 1-7-13.
2012 RECAP: Played in games 1-3 of preseason after signing with Bengals as college free agent ... Had one reception for 30 yards, on Aug. 23 vs. Green Bay ... On practice squad for Wild Card playoff 1-5-13 at Houston.
COLLEGE: Played in 2009-10 at Indiana State after transferring from Butte Community College (Oroville, Calif.) ... Totaled 72 catches and 1124 yards at Indiana State ... As a senior, led Indiana State in catches (32) and receiving yards (540), and had four TDs ... As a junior, started 11 games and logged 40 catches, 684 receiving yards and seven TDs, earning All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors, as well as being named to the MVFC All-Newcomer Team ... Named Butte College’s Wide Receiver of the Year in 2008, as he caught 25 passes for 620 yards and eight TDs, and helped lead his team to a National Junior College Championship.
PERSONAL: Born in Baltimore, Md., but hometown is Kissimmee, Fla. ... Attended Harmony High School in Kissimmee, Fla., where he was a three-year letterman ... All-county and all-Central Florida selections in his junior and senior prep seasons (first-team in both as a senior) ... Also lettered three times in prep track and field and two times in basketball ... Majored in criminology at Indiana State.
Even as Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin and his staff held a midnight re-setting of their board for Friday’s second and third rounds of the NFL Draft (7 p.m.-NFL Network), praise rolled in for the club’s selection of Houston cornerback Will Jackson III.
How can you not like William Jackson III already? After all, his first act as a Bengal was to break the hearts of the Steelers Thursday night in the first round of the NFL Draft. The Bengals swiped him at No. 24 with the Steelers poised at No. 25 to draft their first first-round cornerback of the 21st century.
Houston cornerback Will Jackson figured he would be drafted in the first round by a team in the AFC North. But he thought it was going to be the Pittsburgh Steelers.
University of Houston head coach Tom Herman talks about the skills of Cincinnati Bengals William Jackson III and the 5 Ohio State players that went in the top 20 of the 2016 NFL Draft.