Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the team's 27-20 win against the San Diego Chargers, the Broncos announced. It is the first conference recognition in Hillman's career.
The Broncos have gotten pretty good at these awards.
#Broncos RB @MrHillman2U named AFC Offensive Player of the Week; sixth such award for Denver players this season. pic.twitter.com/z4c9wbqDPM— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) January 6, 2016
They've been awarded Player of the Week 60 times since 1984, and six of them came in 2015. 10% of Denver's Player of the Week awards over the last 31 years came in 2015.
Hillman rushed for 117 yards against the Chargers, a career high, on only 15 carries (7.8 avg.). He also ran the 23 most important yards of Week 17 across the NFL on Sunday, scoring the game-winning touchdown with under five minutes to play that helped the Broncos clinch the AFC West and the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. Congratulations, Mr. Hillman!