Peyton Hillis, the former running back in the NFL, is in the hospital after he put his life on the line to save others.
Arkansas, the Razorbacks account on the Sidelines Sports Network, reported on Thursday that “Hillis is rumored to be in critical condition after saving his children from drowning in the ocean. His kids are reportedly safe and healthy, but Peyton could use thoughts & prayers!”
It would soon be reported that one of Hillis’ relatives, Greg Hillis, wanted to make it known that Hillis was still dealing with some significant issues but he was improving.
“I just wanted to let everyone know on Razorback Nation that Peyton is doing better. He’s still in intensive care and having some problems with his kidneys and lungs but the doctors say he is improving. I just wanted to head off any rumors that may have started. I’m sure he would want everyone to know that he appreciates all of the prayers being thrown up on his behalf!!”
After his standout career in Arkansas, the Broncos took him in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. After two seasons in Denver, he was traded to the Browns. His best season came in 2010 when he set career highs in rushing yards, receiving yards, and rushing touchdowns. He is best known for being on the cover of the following year’s Madden.
Hillis played for the Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, and New York Giants during his time in the league.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.