Ronnie Hillman Obituary, Death – Ronnie Hillman, 31, the former Broncos running back has died on December 21, 2022, after battling with a rare form of liver cancer. Ronnie was a running back in American football. He attended San Diego State University for his college football career. He was drafted in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos, with whom he won Super Bowl 50, and has previously played for the Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers, and Dallas Cowboys. Ronnie was born in the California city of Compton. He is the youngest and fifth of five siblings.
Ronnie demonstrated his abilities and made his presence known throughout his high school years by lettering in basketball, football, and track. He was a running back in football. After leading the Highlanders to the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division victory with 1,615 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2007, he was voted Southwest Division offensive player of the year. He was named Freeway League MVP as a senior in 2008 after accumulating 2,104 yards all-purpose yards (1,251 rushing yards with 14 touchdowns) and 27 total touchdowns all-purpose yards while leading the Highlanders to a 12-2 record and the 2008 CIF Southern Section Southwest Division title after going 5-0 in the Freeway League and winning the 2008 Freeway League title.
His accomplishment garnered him first-team All-County accolades as well as coverage in the Orange County Register. Ronnie also competed on the track and field team, where he ran the 100-meter dash in 10.7 seconds and was a member of the 4 100 m relay team. After his senior year, most recruiting gurus rated Ronnie as a three-star recruit, and he received scholarship offers from Colorado State, San Diego State, and Fresno State. Ronnie chose to use his powers locally for the Aztecs after a long time of secrecy. While SDSU worked out administrative concerns with his admittance, Ronnie sat out the 2009 season. The redshirt year had no bearing on Ronnie’s eligibility. As a freshman for the San Diego State Aztecs in 2010, Ronnie carried for 1,532 yards and 17 touchdowns. In his third NCAA football game, he gained 228 yards rushing against Missouri on September 18, 2010.
Ronnie gained 1,478 yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground as a sophomore in 2011. With an average of 5.5 yards per run, he finished fourth in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision.  In terms of overall rushing yards, he finished sixth. In 2011, he rushed for more than 100 yards in eight of San Diego State’s twelve games. The San Diego State Aztecs faced the 2-0 undefeated Washington State Cougars at Qualcomm Stadium on September 17, 2011. Ronnie scored four touchdown runs to lead the Aztecs to their finest 3-0 start in 30 years, a 42-24 victory. On October 29, 2011, he rushed for 224 yards and two touchdowns against Wyoming, including a 99-yard touchdown run. Ronnie stated on January 4, 2012, that he had engaged an agency and would be entering the 2012 NFL Draft.