Graduated from Coastal Carolina in the spring of 2012 with a degree in History ... Listed on the CollegeFootballPerformanceAwards.com as one of the top returning quarterbacks in the nation ... His career 64.1 completion percentage ranks first in CCU history ... Also ranks eighth on the CCU career list for rushing TDs with nine ... Is fourth on the CCU career lists for completions (161), pass attempts (251), passing yards (1,881) and passing TDs (15).
2011 (Jr.): Named to the 2011-12 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting a 3.0 GPA for the academic year ... Played in all 11 games, starting 10, despite missing parts of two games with injuries ... Ranked 19th in the nation, third in the Big South, in passing efficiency (146.51), which is also second-best on the CCU single-season list ... Ranked 12th in the NCAA and set a CCU single-season record in pass completion percentage (65.5) ... Also ranked second in the Big South in total offense last season, averaging 183.36 yards per game ... In addition to ranking third in the league with 14 passing touchdowns, with only five interceptions, rushed for a team-best seven scores to rank seventh in the league ... Was the third-leading rusher on the team with 268 yards ... Named the Big South Offensive Player of the Week and the CollegeSportsMadness.com Big South Player of the Week (Sept. 5) as he led the Chants to a season-opening win over Furman ... Was Coastal Carolina's leading rusher and passer as the Chanticleers rolled up 426 yards of total offense versus the Paladins ... Rushed 16 times for 61 yards with two scores, including the game-winner with 1:32 left, and completed 10-of-13 passes for 130 yards with no interceptions ... With the game tied late in the fourth quarter at 23-23, Hillary led the Chants on a nine-play, 71-yard touchdown drive to secure the win ... In leading Coastal to a win over VMI, rushed 14 times for 114 yards - the third-best, single-game rushing performance by a CCU quarterback ... Also completed 14-of-23 passes for 245 yards with two TDs and no interceptions ... Threw for a season-high 255 yards and three scores at North Carolina A&T ... Closed the season in fine fashion ... in wins at Charleston Southern and at Western Carolina , was 15-of-25 with three passing TDs in both contests ... Threw for 180 yards at CSU and 213 at WCU, including a career-long 58 yard score to Matt Hazel ... Only threw one interception through his first six games ... However, on that one pick, which came at Georgia, Hillary made the tackle, forced a fumble and CCU regained possession.
2010 (So.): Played in five games, seeing extensive action versus Stony Brook due to an injury to Zach MacDowall ... Completed 52 percent of his passes (13-of-25) for 132 yards ... Completed the first four passes he attempted, going 1-of-1 at West Virginia (4 yards) and 3-of-3 versus Delaware State (28 yards) ... Scored his first career TD on a six-yard run in the Delaware State win ... Played most of the second half versus Stony Brook, completing 9-of-21 passes for 100 yards and a score while nearly leading CCU to an improbable comeback ... Down 31-0 at one point, Hillary got Coastal to within 10 points with the ball before a turnover allowed the Seawolves to seal the game ... Added a rushing TD versus Stony Brook ... Saw mop-up duty in the Charleston Southern win, rushing three times for 16 yards ... Named to the 2010-11 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting a 3.0 GPA for the academic year.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: at South Carolina: 2009 (RFr.): Did not see any game action ... Was a member of the 2009 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll ... 2008 (Fr.): Redshirted as a true freshman ... Missed some of the fall drills after undergoing knee surgery ... High School: Logged 2,400 yards and 16 touchdowns passing and another 980 yards and 18 scores rushing as a senior .... Led his team to the third round of Class 3A playoffs ... Was a North-South All-Star selection ... Was an honorable mention All-State selection by The State ... Was the first recipient of the inaugural Deon Grant Award, given to the overall Player of the Year in the Augusta area ... Also named the All-Area South Carolina Player of the Year by the Augusta Chronicle ... Named to the All-Atlantic Region team by PrepStar magazine ... Passed for 1,762 yards and ran for 752 more as a junior, producing 21 TDs ... Rivals.com ranked him as the #14 dual-threat quarterback in the nation and the 19th-best player in the Palmetto State.