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Ronnie Hillman named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 17


ENGLEWOOD, Colo.** — 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 NFL informed the Broncos on Wednesday.

The award represents the first conference recognition of Hillman's career and the 60th time a Broncos player has taken home AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors since the award was initiated by the NFL in 1984.

Hillman rushed for a career-high 117 yards with one touchdown on 15 carries (7.8 avg.) and added two receptions for 10 yards (5.0 avg.) against the Chargers. His 23-yard, game-winning touchdown run with less than five minutes remaining helped the Broncos clinch their fifth consecutive division title and the AFC's No. 1 seed.

This is the sixth AFC Player of the Week honor for the Broncos this season, which represents the most by any team in the conference.


WEEK 1:CB Aqib Talib, vs. Bal., 1 INT (51-yd. TD), 2 PD, 3 TT
WEEK 4: S T.J. Ward, vs. Min., 6 TT, 2 SK (18 yds.) 1 FF
WEEK 8: DE Derek Wolfe, vs. G.B., 7 TT, 1 TFL
WEEK 11: QB Brock Osweiler, vs. Chi., 20-27, 250 yds., 2 TDs, 127.1 rtg.
WEEK 12:RB C.J. Anderson, vs. N.E., 15 att., 113 yds., 7.5 avg., 2 TDs
WEEK 17:RB Ronnie Hillman, vs. S.D., 15 att, 115 yds., 7.8 avg., 1 TD