Super Bowl champion running back in hospice care battling liver cancer, former teammates say

Update: ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Former Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman, who played on two Super Bowl teams, including the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 winner, has died after a bout with cancer, his family said Thursday. He was 31.

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“It’s not looking good. He has pneumonia, and I’m putting it out there just to send positive vibes his way,” Wolfe said. Another former Bronco during that time, Brandon Stokley, added that it was “awful news.”

“Great football player, great person, great teammate, just an all around great dude,” Wolfe said.

Hillman was the Broncos’ leading rusher on their Super Bowl 50 winning team in 2015 — he started 10 out of 16 games and ran for 863 yards on 207 carries, seven of them touchdowns, mostly splitting touches with C.J. Anderson.

Hillman, 31, was a third-round pick out of San Diego State in 2012. He spent four seasons with Denver before spending the 2016 season with both the Minnesota Vikings and the San Diego Chargers.

He participated in training camp with the Dallas Cowboys in 2017 but did not make the final 53-man roster.


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