Peyton Hillis Reportedly “Doing Better,” Still In Intensive Care After Rescuing Kids From Drowning

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NEW YORK - APRIL 28: Peyton Hillis #40 of the Cleveland Browns participates in a photo shoot for the cover of EA Sports Madden NFL 12 on April 28, 2011 in Time Square, New York City (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for EA)

Many of us big time football fans remember Peyton Hillis, 1/3 of the three-headed monster running back group at the University of Arkansas alongside Darren McFadden and Felix Jones in 2006-07.

Many have dubbed the trio to be the greatest college football backfield of all-time.

Hillis had some success in the NFL as well for the Cleveland Browns, and even made it on the cover of Madden 12 after his 1,000 yard year in 2010.

With that being said, Hillis recently experienced a near death situation during a swimming accident in Pensacola, Florida, where he was trying to save his kids.

He suffered injuries to his lungs and kidneys, and was in critical condition, still unconscious, and put in intensive care in the hospital.

His uncle, Greg Hillis, shared in a Facebook post:

“I just wanted to let everyone know on Razorback Nation that Peyton is doing better. He’s still in intensive care and having some problems with his kidneys and his lungs but the doctors say he is improving.

I just wanted to head off any rumors that may be started. I’m sure he would want everyone to know that he appreciates all of the prayers thrown up on his behalf!!!”

Although the 36-year-old remains unconscious and in intensive care, he’s reportedly improving on his condition from yesterday, according to New York Post.

There was another adult reportedly taken to the hospital via ambulance, and both of Hillis’ kids didn’t require medical attention.

A number of current and former players have sent out their well-wishes to Peyton:

Continue to send your thoughts and prayers to Hillis and his family.

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