There’s a wonderful and heartwarming update on the health status of former NFL running back Peyton Hillis.
Two weeks ago, the 37-year-old Hillis was hospitalized after saving his two children and two adults from drowning in Pensacola, Florida. Hillis was later listed to be in critical condition and spent the next two weeks recovering.
Angela Cole, Hillis’ girlfriend, posted in an update on Instagram that Hillis has been released from the Baptist Hospital in Pensacola.
The former Arkansas Razorbacks standout was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the seventh round (227th overall) in 2008. Hillis was named the cover athlete for Madden NFL 12 following a career year for the Cleveland Browns in which he rushed for 1,177 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Hillis also had stops with the Kansas City Chiefs and New York Giants, where he spent his final two seasons. For his career, the Arkansas product had 2,832 rushing yards and 23 rushing touchdowns.
In his four seasons at Arkansas, Hillis rushed for a total of 959 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was even better as a pass-catcher, recording 118 receptions for 1,195 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Hillis cited concerns over concussions and a lack of desire to play the game were key factors in his retirement from football.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.