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.
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!