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Week 1 vs. SEA
Receiving: 4 / 49 / 0 on 6 targets
Hilliard got the start opposite Galloway, finishing with four receptions for 49 yards on six targets. Two of his receptions resulted in first downs.
Week 2 vs. NO
Receiving: 2 / 51 / 0 on 3 targets
Hilliard was targeted three times and caught two passes for 51 yards, 41 of which came on one play that set up a Tampa Bay touchdown.
Week 3 vs. STL
Receiving: 2 / 32 / 0 on 4 targets
Hilliard was targeted four times, catching two passes for 32 yards. Both of his receptions gave the Buccaneers first downs.
Week 4 vs. CAR
Receiving: 7 / 114 / 0 on 7 targets
With Carolina aiming to shut down Galloway, Ike Hilliard was targeted seven times by Garcia. He caught all seven passes for 114 yards. On the opening drive of the game, Hilliard caught four passes for 46 yards. His final catch got the ball down to the three yard line. Garcia ran the ball in on the next play. In the second quarter, Hilliard fumbled after trying to gain more yards after the catch. He later redeemed himself with a nice catch for a 56 yard completion. The catch led to a field goal for Tampa Bay.
Week 5 vs. IND
Receiving: 8 / 58 / 0 on 9 targets
Hilliard was the number two receiver behind Galloway. He caught every pass thrown his way, but most of them were for short gains, except for one 16 yard reception.
Week 6 vs. TEN
Receiving: 4 / 59 / 0 on 7 targets
Hilliard was targeted seven times, catching four passes for 59 yards. Two of his receptions came in crunch time for Tampa Bay; as he totaled 38 yards on the game winning drive that included a big 28 yard reception on third down to keep the drive alive.
Week 7 vs. DET
Receiving: 9 / 92 / 1 on 10 targets
Hilliard picked up the slack in the short passing game, as the Lions really took away anything downfield. The Buccaneers targeted Hilliard a lot on the short stuff, which suited him well because he does his best work on the underneath routes anyway. Hilliard hauled in nine receptions for 92 yards, which would have been enough to lead the team on most days. But being second to Earnest Graham's 13-99 is nothing to criticize, however. Especially considering Hilliard also added a five yard touchdown reception to his stat line. The play came one play after Graham was tackled down at the five yard line, and Hilliard was wide open on the score.
Week 8 vs. JAX
Rushing: 1 / 6 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 23 / 0 on 9 targets
Hilliard finished the game with pedestrian numbers, but of the six targets he did not catch, two were deflected by defenders and the other four were either overthrown or underthrown. He also had a 12 yard reverse called back due to penalty.
Week 9 vs. ARI
Receiving: 7 / 70 / 0 on 8 targets
Hilliard was targeted often on out routes and across the middle in front of the Cardinals linebackers. He had an efficient game catching seven of the nine balls thrown his way.
Week 11 vs. ATL
Receiving: 1 / 14 / 0 on 2 targets
Ike Hilliard caught one pass for 14 yards on two targets for the game.
Week 12 vs. WAS
Receiving: 4 / 44 / 0 on 4 targets
Hilliard caught all four passes thrown his way for 44 yards. He had a big reception before halftime, catching a 16 yard pass to help set up a Bryant field goal before intermission.
Week 13 vs. NO
Receiving: 4 / 29 / 0 on 6 targets
Hilliard was targeted seven times and finished with four receptions for 29 yards.
Week 14 vs. HOU
Receiving: 3 / 28 / 0 on 3 targets
Hilliard caught all three passes thrown his way for 28 yards, but left the game after fumbling the ball on his third reception with an apparent shoulder injury. The turnover led to a Houston touchdown, and Hilliard did not return to the game.
Week 15 vs. ATL
Receiving: 1 / 9 / 0 on 2 targets
Ike Hilliard was targeted twice and finished with one reception for nine yards. He was also used in the return game.
Week 16 vs. SF
Receiving: 3 / 50 / 0 on 7 targets
Hilliard was targeted seven times and finished with three receptions for 50 yards. All three of his receptions came on third down, and resulted in Tampa Bay first downs.
Week 18 vs. NYG
Receiving: 4 / 27 / 0 on 6 targets
Hilliard was targeted six times and finished with four receptions for 27 yards. Two of his targets came on third downs, and Hilliard was able to convert one of those third down targets into a first down.