Auburn named Ike Hilliard as its wide receivers coach on Wednesday.

A 12-year NFL veteran, Hilliard played his college football at Southeastern Conference rival Florida, where he was an All-American in 1996.

The New York Giants selected him with the No. 7 overall selection in the 1997 NFL Draft, and he spent eight seasons with the team before moving on to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2005-08). In 161 career games (106 starts), he caught 546 passes for 6,397 yards and 35 touchdowns.