Eugene Marquis “T. Y.” Hilton was born on November 14, 1989 in Miami, Florida. Hilton is an American football player who signed as a wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). Hilton is an all-around athlete, having excelled in both football and basketball. Hilton won awards in both sports while he played for the Golden Hawks. He was chosen in both years (senior & junior) as the First Team All-Dade selection in football in his senior year, while also selected as a First Team All-Dade in basketball.
The Colts drafted Hilton in the third round of the NFL Draft in 2012. He has won many awards – Sun Belt Freshman of the Year (2008), First-team All-Sun Belt (2008, 2010), the Pro Bowl (2014–2016), PFWA All-Rookie Team (2012), NFL receiving yards leader (2016), and Sun Belt Player of the Year (2010).