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Ronnie Hillman | Running Back

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/14/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 195
College: San Diego State
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Ronnie Hillman rushed two times for two yards and caught one pass for seven yards in Sunday's Week 3 loss at Seattle.
Montee Ball lost a fumble on his first carry of the game, but was not benched. Hillman did appear to play ahead of C.J. Anderson as this backup position remains fluid heading into the Week 3 bye. It's a competition. Sep 21 - 8:51 PM

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Ronnie Hillman was active for Sunday's Week 2 win over the Chiefs, but got zero touches.

C.J. Anderson was Montee Ball's backup for the second straight week, rushing five times for 31 yards. There will continue to be week-to-week competition here to see who will be the No. 2 back. Hillman held the job through training camp.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 15 - 11:05 AM

The Denver Post expects Ronnie Hillman to be active in Week 2.

Hillman was a healthy scratch after falling behind in his preparation last week. C.J. Anderson backed up Montee Ball, but was limited to four carries. Hillman could see change-of-pace work behind Ball if active.
Sep 12 - 6:24 PM

Broncos declared RB Ronnie Hillman inactive for Week 1 against the Colts.

Hillman reportedly fell behind in his preparation after dealing with an illness last week and won't play in the opener. C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson will back up Montee Ball. Kayvon Webster is also inactive, leaving rookie Bradley Roby to play in nickel packages
Source: Denver Post
Sep 7 - 6:26 PM

Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman and CB Kayvon Webster were treated for an illness at a Dallas hospital following the team's final preseason game Thursday night.

The Broncos did not disclose the nature of the illness. Webster had to be helped from the locker room, and ended up spending the night at the hospital. Both are expected to be ready for the team's first regular-season practice Monday. Hillman should open the season as the No. 2 back in Denver.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 30 - 10:56 AM

Ronnie Hillman rushed seven times for 24 yards and caught one pass for five yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

Montee Ball (appendectomy) returned and hogged the reps on the first two series. After he called it a night, Hillman was the feature back while C.J. Anderson mixed in. Hillman, who has 17 carries for 58 yards with one touchdown and three catches for 16 yards this preseason, is settling in as Ball's handcuff.
Aug 23 - 11:50 PM

Ronnie Hillman started the Broncos' second preseason game on Sunday, rushing four times for 19 yards.

He caught 1-of-2 passing-game targets for six yards. Hillman has 34 yards on 10 carries through two exhibition games, and two receptions for 11 yards. C.J. Anderson mixed in with the first-team offense Sunday against San Francisco, suggesting the Broncos would use a two-back committee if Montee Ball missed regular season time. Ball (appendectomy) is due back for Week 1.
Aug 17 - 5:10 PM

Starting the Broncos' preseason opener against the Seahawks, Ronnie Hillman rushed six times for 15 yards and a touchdown, adding a catch for an additional five yards.

Hillman touched the ball on three of the Broncos' first four plays, and was clearly ahead of C.J. Anderson, who was later forced from the game with a concussion. Hillman had another first-down run negated by a penalty. His score was a one-yard plunge up the middle. It was by no means a scintillating performance, but it was mistake free. That could be the most important thing for a player who tumbled down the depth chart last summer by bumbling all over the field. Hillman is on track to begin the season as the Broncos' change-of-pace back behind starter Montee Ball.
Aug 7 - 11:34 PM

Ronnie Hillman will start the Broncos' preseason opener Thursday night against the Seahawks.

With Montee Ball recovering from an appendectomy, Hillman is a player to monitor closely this preseason. Practice reports have always been glowing on Hillman, but he's continually flopped in game action. At the same time, he entered the league abnormally young and isn't yet 23 years old. "I've seen great growth," said coach John Fox. "I have seen a drastically improved player."
Source: Denver Post
Aug 6 - 8:57 PM

With Montee Ball (appendectomy) sidelined, Ronnie Hillman received most of the first-team carries Monday.

C.J. Anderson got a "smattering" of reps with the starters. The Broncos coaches have gone out of their way to talk up Hillman's progress this camp, but we still see the 195-pounder as a change-of-pace back. Expect a committee approach through the preseason as Anderson gets his chances between the tackles. Ball is expected to be cleared well before Week 1.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 4 - 11:19 PM

Broncos RBs coach Eric Studesville has been impressed with Ronnie Hillman's camp.

"From when we started this spring in April forward, he has been unbelievable," Studesville said of Hillman. "He's a completely different guy in the best possible way and I'm just excited about what he's doing." Studesville's praise comes two days after DenverBroncos.com reported that Hillman, and not C.J. Anderson, has been running as the No. 2 behind Montee Ball. It will be a battle to monitor closely in the preseason, but Hillman's draft pedigree should give him a leg up.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 31 - 8:08 PM

Ronnie Hillman "has usually been the second running back up" during Broncos camp.

Montee Ball is the unquestioned starter, but the competition behind him is wide open. Despite C.J. Anderson being the crowd favorite to win the job, Hillman is ahead at this point in camp. With four fumbles in only 140 career carries, he still has to improve his ball security if he hopes to earn coaching-staff trust. Hillman is currently going undrafted in standard fantasy leagues. We still like Anderson as a better late-round stab if you're handcuffing Ball. GM John Elway has repeatedly referred to Hillman as a "change of pace" back," while bowling-ball Anderson has some similarities to Zac Stacy.
Jul 29 - 10:02 PM

Broncos OC Adam Gase reiterated at OTAs that he sees Denver's No. 2 tailback job as "wide open."

Montee Ball is entrenched as the top back, with Ronnie Hillman, C.J. Anderson, and UDFAs Kapri Bibbs and Brennan Clay competing for scraps. "Everybody behind Montee is competing for the second spot," Gase said. "Whoever wants to step up and take that spot, that's what we're looking for." Anderson is the best bet, but Hillman has enough talent to keep the battle going deep into camp.
May 30 - 12:47 AM

Broncos OC Adam Gase has made it "clear" that improvement is needed from Ronnie Hillman.

"We've talked to him," Gase said. "We've just got to start over. I can't say make or break because I don't know what that is. He's got to work his butt off and make sure he puts himself in a great position to contribute this year." Hillman's roster spot should be secure, but he's going to have a hard time fighting off C.J. Anderson for No. 2 duties behind Montee Ball. Hillman needs to hang onto the football. He has four fumbles among 140 career carries.
Source: Denver Post
May 18 - 12:33 PM

Speaking Thursday at the Combine, Broncos coach John Fox insisted he believes Ronnie Hillman is a "tremendous talent."

"(He gives) us great explosion as a runner, particularly to the perimeter," Fox added. They're the kind of lying-through-his-teeth quotes Fox is famous for, and say exactly nothing about Hillman's 2014 status. When last we saw Hillman, he was being deactivated for Super Bowl XLVIII. Hillman's fumbling has eroded the Broncos' faith in him. With free agent Knowshon Moreno unlikely to be back, Hillman's roster spot should be secure, but Montee Ball is the heavy favorite to start in 2014. Hillman closed out last season behind C.J. Anderson, as well.
Feb 20 - 2:30 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Peyton Manning
2Brock Osweiler
RB1Montee Ball
2C.J. Anderson
3Ronnie Hillman
4Juwan Thompson
GLB1Montee Ball
2C.J. Anderson
3RB1Montee Ball
2C.J. Anderson
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Andre Caldwell
3Cody Latimer
WR21Emmanuel Sanders
2Wes Welker
3Isaiah Burse
WR31Wes Welker
TE1Julius Thomas
2Jacob Tamme
3Virgil Green
K1Matt Prater
2Brandon McManus