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Ronnie Hillman | Running Back

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/14/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 195
College: San Diego State
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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

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Broncos declared RB Ronnie Hillman, DB Quentin Jammer, QB Zac Dysert, OL Vinston Painter, OG Chris Kuper, TE Joel Dreessen, and DT Sione Fua inactive for Super Bowl 48 against the Seahawks.

A 2012 third-round pick, Hillman finished his second season with just 55 carries for 218 yards (4.0 YPC) after rushing 85 times as a rookie. He was benched for fumbling in Week 7 and appeared in just two more games (Weeks 16-17), being declared inactive for all three playoff contests. Hillman is only 22, but his long-term Dynasty appeal is limited behind Montee Ball and C.J. Anderson.
Feb 2 - 5:05 PM

Broncos declared RB Ronnie Hillman, QB Zac Dysert, CB Tony Carter, G Chris Kuper, TE Joel Dreessen, DE Derek Wolfe, and DT Sione Fua inactive for Sunday evening's Divisional Round tilt with San Diego.

Hillman is the inactive No. 4 running back behind Knowshon Moreno, Montee Ball, and C.J. Anderson. Wolfe is out with seizure-like symptoms. Wes Welker will start at slot receiver after being cleared from his concussion.
Jan 12 - 3:17 PM

Ronnie Hillman (personal) will practice Wednesday.

Hillman was scheduled for an arraignment on multiple traffic infractions Wednesday afternoon, but they've been resolved. He's ready to go as he strives to earn a jersey as the No. 3 back in Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Chargers.
Jan 8 - 10:28 AM

Ronnie Hillman has an arraignment on multiple traffic infractions scheduled for Jan. 8.

Hillman got busted with expired license plate tags and driving with a suspended license. He'll likely get the arraignment rescheduled so he doesn't have to miss any practice time. If active in the Divisional Round, Hillman will be the No. 3 back behind Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 2 - 9:09 AM

Ronnie Hillman had 12 carries for 30 yards in Week 17 against the Raiders.

Hillman only played when the Broncos rested their starters in the second half and wasn't a factor in the passing game, finishing with one target. He struggled with ball security and effectiveness early in the season, sitting out six games as a healthy scratch. Hillman isn't a lock to be active during the playoffs. He finishes his 2013 campaign with 55 carries, 218 yards, and one touchdown.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 08:17:00 PM

Ronnie Hillman was active for Week 13 against Kansas City, but didn't handle an offensive touch.

If Hillman played a snap, we didn't see it. Benched for fumbling all the way back in Week 7, Hillman does appear to be No. 3 on Denver's tailback depth chart, ahead of C.J. Anderson. He's still behind Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 08:21:00 PM

Ronnie Hillman is inactive for Week 8 against the Redskins.

Fumblin' Ron will likely remain in coach John Fox's doghouse for the foreseeable future. Montee Ball and C.J. Anderson will back up Knowshon Moreno against Washington.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 03:04:00 PM

Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports Ronnie Hillman will not dress for Week 8 against Washington.

Hillman has fumbled in back-to-back games, and his costly loose ball near the goal line in Week 7 against the Colts killed any chances the Broncos had of a comeback win. (The Broncos should have given the football to Knowshon Moreno, and it is truly inexplicable why they didn't. Rock paper scissors?) Hillman can be dropped in 10- and 12-team fantasy leagues. C.J. Anderson will replace him on the game-day roster as Denver's No. 3 back behind Moreno and Montee Ball. Ball is worth a stash in the event of a Moreno injury.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 04:17:00 PM

Ronnie Hillman rushed four times for 25 yards in Week 7 against the Colts.

Hillman didn't get his first carry until late in the second half and had a costly fumble on a goal-line carry in the fourth quarter. He saw action in the Broncos two-minute offense, but was only targeted once in the passing game. Hillman isn't worth rostering in 12-team leagues and will likely see his role scaled back due to his ball security issues.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 01:37:00 AM

Ronnie Hillman rushed four times for 20 yards and caught two passes for 16 yards in the Broncos' Week 6 win over the Jaguars.

Change-of-pace back Hillman also fumbled, though it was recovered by Eric Decker on a heads-up play. Hillman is getting weekly work, but presents no threat to Knowshon Moreno's lead back duties. Hillman is barely worth rostering in 12-team leagues because even if Moreno got hurt, Montee Ball would likely be more involved. The Broncos envision Hillman as a change-up back only.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 08:21:00 PM

Ronnie Hillman rushed seven times for 17 yards and caught four passes for 42 yards in Sunday's Week 5 win over the Cowboys.

Hillman is the change-of-pace back behind clear-cut starter Knowshon Moreno. But if Moreno were to get hurt, we suspect Montee Ball would get the majority of early-down work. It makes Hillman both a weak standalone play and a weak handcuff. He's averaging just 8.2 touches a game on the season heading into a Week 6 matchup with the Jags.
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 08:18:00 PM

Ronnie Hillman rushed 11 times for 36 yards and caught two passes for 21 yards in Sunday's Week 4 blowout of the Eagles.

Hillman continues to play behind Knowshon Moreno and ahead of Montee Ball. He's gotten 20 carries over the last two weeks, but that's just because the Broncos were completely dominating their opponents. If they ever get in a close game, Hillman can only expect a fistful of touches. He's on pace for 100 carries, 480 yards and four touchdowns. There's almost no standalone value in Hillman.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 07:34:00 PM

Coach John Fox says Ronnie Hillman was getting the much-discussed Week 3 goal-line carry no matter what.

There is video of Hillman, Montee Ball and Knowshon Moreno playing rock-paper-scissors right before the Broncos lined up at the 1-yard line on Monday night. But Fox told everyone to get off his lawn Tuesday. "That's just stuff for people who like to get on TV and have something to talk about," he said. "I mean, Ronnie Hillman was going back in the game, that had nothing to do with that, it was just trying to have fun I guess. Ronnie was going in the ballgame. We decide that, that had nothing to do with it." Fox's claim holds water because in the video, it looks like Moreno actually won the roshambo. Denver's three-headed committee doesn't have a set goal-line back.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 08:20:00 AM

Ronnie Hillman said he got the Broncos fourth-quarter goal-line carry on Monday night because he won a game of rock, paper, scissors.

Early in the final frame, Hillman broke off a 19-yard run to the 1-yard line. The Broncos proceeded to take a timeout. During that break in the action, Hillman says he took on Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball in rock, paper, scissors to see who would get the touchdown. Hillman chose rock, while Ball and Moreno went with scissors. "We were just messing around on the sideline," Hillman said. "Just something to do. Have fun. ... Luckily I won, so it all worked out."
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 10:28:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Peyton Manning
2Brock Osweiler
3Zac Dysert
RB1Montee Ball
2C.J. Anderson
3Ronnie Hillman
4Jerodis Williams
GLB1Montee Ball
2C.J. Anderson
3RB1Montee Ball
2Ronnie Hillman
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Andre Caldwell
3Nathan Palmer
4Greg Wilson
WR21Wes Welker
2Emmanuel Sanders
3Jordan Norwood
4Gerell Robinson
WR31Emmanuel Sanders
TE1Julius Thomas
2Jacob Tamme
3Virgil Green
4Joel Dreessen
5Cameron Morrah
K1Matt Prater