The football world is in mourning today, as it has been reported that former Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman has died of cancer. He was just 31-years-old.
Hillman’s family released a post about the tragic news on the former Super Bowl champion’s Instagram account.
Just yesterday it was reported that Hillman was fighting for his life in hospice care. Hillman’s former teammates Orlando Franklin and Derek Wolfe revealed the tragic news, with Wolfe saying the running back was battling “bad liver cancer” while dealing with pneumonia.
Hillman was drafted by the Broncos in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He spent four seasons with the team, winning a Super Bowl with them during the 2015 campaign. From there, he would go on to spend time with the Vikings, Chargers and Cowboys, before hanging up the cleats in 2017.
The San Diego State alum finished his NFL career with 1,976 rushing yards, 524 receiving yards, and 13 total touchdowns.
In August of this year, Hillman was diagnosed with renal medullary carcinoma, which is a rare form of kidney cancer. Unfortunately, treatments for the disease were unsuccessful. The statement on his Instagram account says, “Ronnie quietly and peacefully transitioned today in the company of his family and close friends.”
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