What was Ronnie Hillman’s Net Worth?
Ronnie Hillman was an American football player at the running back position for the Denver Broncos who had a net worth of $1.5 million at the time of his passing. Ronnie Hillman was a member of the Broncos team that won Super Bowl 50 by defeating the Carolina Panthers 24-10.
Ronnie Keith Ryan Hillman Jr. was born on September 14, 1991, in Long Beach, California, and attended La Habra High School where he lettered in football, basketball, and track and field and was also a member of Snoop Lion’s Snoop Youth football league. He led the La Habra High School football team to the 2008 CIF Southern Section Southwest Division title.
Ronnie Hillman played his college football at San Diego State University, though he sat out the 2009 season due to administrative issues with his admission that did not affect the length of his NCAA eligibility. In his freshman season in 2010, Ronnie Hillman rushed for 1,532 yards and 17 touchdowns with six 100-yard rushing games that season, the most for any Aztec running back since 2001. As a junior, Ronnie Hillman rushed for 1,478 yards and 15 touchdowns, ranking fourth among all NCAA FBS players in rushing yards per game with 134.6 rushing yards per game. He decided to forego his final year of eligibility and enter the 2012 NFL Draft.
In the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Ronnie Hillman was selected by the Denver Broncos with the 67th overall pick. He earned the starting job in 2013 but was inactive for the Super Bowl. In 2014, he was announced as the starter after teammate Montee Ball went down with a groin injury. Hillman played with the Broncos until 2015 when he was a participant in the team’s 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. In addition to becoming a Super Bowl champion, 2015 was also Hillman’s most productive of his career with 863 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on the year. He also played for the Minnesota Vikings and San Diego Chargers in 2016 and signed on with the Dallas Cowboys in 2017 but was released in September before the season began.
Ronnie Hillman’s career numbers consist of 1,976 rushing yards for an average of 4.0 per carry, 12 touchdowns, and 74 receptions for 524 yards and one touchdown.
Contracts & Earnings
In July of 2012, Ronnie Hillman signed a four-year, $3 million contract with the Denver Broncos. In 2016, he agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal with the team. His contract with the Minnesota Vikings was for a year and $760k.
Over the course of his NFL career, Ronnie Hillman earned more than $4 million in salary.
In August of 2022, Ronnie Hillman was diagnosed with renal medullary carcinoma. All of the treatments were unsuccessful, and in December of 2022, Hillman entered hospice care for the cancer along with having contracted pneumonia as well. He died at the age of 31 on December 21, 2022.