His third season as a member of the Giants would be Hilliard's most prolific. He nabbed 72 passes for just under 1,000 yards (996) and three touchdowns in the regular season.
As a member of the New York squad which played in Super Bowl XXXV against the Baltimore Ravens, Hilliard hauled in three passes for 30 yards.
Over his eight year career with the Giants, Hilliard caught 368 regular season passes for 4,630 yards and 35 TDs. At the time of his retirement, Hilliard was in the top five for all-time receptions by a New York Giant.