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.
DENVER BRONCOS 2015 AFC PLAYER OF THE WEEK WINNERS
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