There is a heartbreaking development in the NFL world: Former Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman is in a hospice and fighting for his life.
Ex-Broncos offensive lineman Orlando Franklin, one of Hillman’s former teammates who now works for 104.3 The Fan in Denver,, announced on Twitter that the latter is in a hospice, adding that he’s “not doing well.”
104.3 The Fan’s Derek Wolfe, who also played for the Broncos with Franklin and Hillman, announced that the former running back has “bad liver cancer” and is dealing with pneumonia.
Hillman was drafted in the third round, 67th overall, by the Broncos in 2012. The San Diego State product saw limited playing time in his first two seasons but formed a strong backfield duo along with C.J. Anderson in 2014.
The Broncos had to rely aplenty on Hillman and Anderson to carry the offense in 2015, with an injured and past-his-prime Peyton Manning and an inconsistent Brock Osweiler often struggling in the passing game.
Hillman had his best season for the Broncos in 2015, rushing for 863 yards and seven touchdowns. His final NFL season came in 2016, which he split with the Minnesota Vikings and San Diego Chargers.
For his career, Hillman recorded 1,976 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.