Former NFL running back Peyton Hillis is reportedly in critical condition after rescuing his children from drowning.
Sidelines Arkansas reported that Hillis, a four-year player at the University of Arkansas, saved his children from the ocean.
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Peyton’s uncle, Greg, said the seven-year NFL veteran is “getting better” but still has a battle to endure.
“Just wanted to let everyone in Razorback Nation know that Peyton is doing better,” he said in a Facebook post. “She’s still in intensive care and has some issues with her kidneys and lungs, but the doctors say she’s getting better. I just wanted to avoid any rumors that might start. I’m sure she’ll want everyone to know that she appreciates everything.” . of the prayers that are raised in her name!!!”
Hillis, 36, was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft, where he spent his first two seasons. However, he excelled as a member of the Cleveland Browns, rushing for 1,177 yards on 270 carries and scoring 11 touchdowns in 2010.
Although he did not make the Pro Bowl that season, he was awarded for being the cover athlete for Madden NFL 12.
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He spent the 2012 season with the Kansas City Chiefs before spending his final two seasons with the New York Giants.
While at Arkansas, Hillis played a key role as a pass catcher. In fact, he had more receiving yards (1,197) than rushing yards (960) in his four years there: a dozen of his 23 touchdowns came from the ground.
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Hillis retired from the NFL in 2015.