2002: Played in all 12 games, primarily on special teams … Did see time as a backup on the line, helped set school total offense record with 5,356 yards for an average of 446.3 per game, topping the 5,000 mark for the second straight season and only two times in school history … Total offense ranked ninth in the country and passing average of 282.3 yards per game ranked 16th.
2001: Played in all 12 games along the offensive line and on special teams ... Was a fixture along the front wall of the kickoff unit.
2000: Redshirted the 2000 season.
High School: First-team all-state … Named to the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times all-state team … Earned first team DuPage all-area honors … Rated the No. 1 offensive lineman in the Dupage Valley Conference by the Chicago Tribune … Recorded 74 knockdown blocks, as well as 10 tackles and five for loss and two sacks on the defensive side of the ball … Allowed no sacks his senior year … Line allowed running back Ryan Clifford to compile 2,671 yards rushing in 1999 and IHSA record 51 touchdowns … Naperville Central won the 6A state championship and finished with a 14-0 record … Naperville Central set an IHSA playoff championship record for most points scored in a game in their 56-31 win over Schaumburg … Earned four varsity letters in football and baseball … Catcher for Team Illinois Continental Amateur Baseball Association World Series.
Personal: Full given name is David Patrick Hilderbrand … Born Nov. 7, 1981 in Aurora, Ill. … The son of David and Paula Hilderbrand … Father played football at Western Illinois and his cousin Rob Baxley was an All-American at Iowa … Majoring in leisure studies/sports management … A four-time honor roll student at Naperville Central … Was a mentor for the D.A.R.E. program for fifth graders … Worked as a fitness supervisor during summer breaks … Lists biggest thrill in sports as winning the 1999 state championship at Memorial Stadium.