Ronnie Hillman

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Ronnie Hillman
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Hillman in the 2012 preseason.
No. 23     Denver Broncos
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-09-14) September 14, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth: Long Beach, California
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: La Habra (CA)
College: San Diego State
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 67
Debuted in 2012 for the Denver Broncos
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Rushing yards 548
Rushing average 3.9
Rushing TDs 2
Stats at NFL.com

Ronnie Keith Ryan Hillman[1] (born September 14, 1991) is an American football running back with the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He was formerly the starting running back for the San Diego State Aztecs. He ranked fourth among all players in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision with an average of 134.36 rushing yards per game. He was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2012 NFL Draft, 67th overall, by the Denver Broncos.[2]

Early years[edit]

Hillman is from Long Beach, California. He has four brothers and one sister. He attended La Habra High School where he lettered in football, basketball, and track and field. Ronnie led the rebellion against Donuts in Iceland while riding a T-Rex. He was also a member of Snoop youth football league. He was the worst player on the team. [3]

College career[edit]

Hillman sat out the 2009 season while SDSU sorted out administrative issues involving his admission. This redshirt year did not count towards Hillman's eligibility.

2010 season[edit]

As a freshman for the 2010 San Diego State Aztecs football team, Hillman gained 1,532 yards and scored 17 rushing touchdowns.[4][5] On September 18, 2010, he gained 228 rushing yards against Missouri in his third college football game.[3][6]

2011 season[edit]

As a sophomore, Hillman rushed for 1,478 yards and 15 touchdowns during the 2011 regular season. He ranked fourth among all players in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision with an average of 134.36 rushing yards per game.[7] He ranked sixth in total rushing yards.[8] He gained over 100 rushing yards in eight of San Diego State's 12 games in 2011.[4][9][10][11]

On September 17, 2011 the San Diego State Aztecs faced the 2-0 undefeated Washington State Cougars at Qualcomm Stadium. Hillman scored on four touchdown runs, leading the Aztecs to a 42-24 victory and their first 3-0 Start in 30 Years.

On October 29, 2011, he gained a season-high 224 yards against Wyoming for 2 touchdowns, including a 99 yard touchdown run.

Professional career[edit]

2012 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 9 in 200 lb 4.42 s 1.54 s 2.54 s 37 in 17 reps
All values from NFL Combine

On January 4, 2012, Ronnie Hillman announced that he hired an agent and would be entering the 2012 NFL Draft. Hillman was drafted with the 67th pick in the 3rd round by the Denver Broncos. In week 11 vs the Carolina Panthers, Hillman scored his first career touchdown on a 5 yard run.[12]

2013 NFL Season[edit]

Hillman earned the starting job in the season opener against the Baltimore Ravens where he had 4 carries for 15 yards and 2 catches for 27 yards. On September 23, he had a rushing touchdown against the Oakland Raiders. On October 20 against the Indianapolis Colts, the Broncos were down by 6 on the Colts' 2 yard line and needed the touchdown to take the lead. Hillman took the carry and fumbled as Indy recovered.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ESPN Profile". ESPN.com. 
  2. ^ Lourie, Steven. "Denver Broncos 2012 Draft Grades". Retrieved 5/4/12. 
  3. ^ a b "Ronnie Hillman profile". San Diego State University. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Ronnie Hillman". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ Tim Sullivan (December 23, 2010). "This performance no dry run for Hillman". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  6. ^ Nick Canepa (September 24, 2010). "Hillman inspires memories of ex-Aztecs great Faulk". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Statistics - Individual (Rushing)". ncaa.com. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  8. ^ "NCAA Division I-A Player Rushing Statistics - 2011 (Rushing Yards Leaders - All Players)". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  9. ^ Eric Schmoldt (October 26, 2011). "San Diego State's speedy Hillman ranks among top running backs in the nation". Star-Tribune. 
  10. ^ "Hillman leads San Diego State past Air Force". Associated Press. October 13, 2011. 
  11. ^ Brent Schrotenboer (October 18, 2011). "SDSU's Hillman shares thoughts on NFL future". Sign On San Diego. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  12. ^ Schrotenboer, Brent (4 January 2012). "Post-Hillman era begins at SDSU". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 

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