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Former Chiefs player released from hospital after saving kids from drowning

Friday, January 6th 2023, 9:14 AM CST
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Peyton Hillis (Credit: Chiefs Wire)
Peyton Hillis (Credit: Chiefs Wire)

PENSACOLA, Fla. (KAKE) - Peyton Hillis and former Kansas City Chiefs running back, has been released from the hospital more than two weeks after saving his children from drowning. 

Hillis' girlfriend, Angela Cole, share the happy update Friday on Instagram. 

Hillis was flown to a Pensacola, Florida hospital on January 4 after he went into the water to save his children from drowning.

The 36-year-old was drafted in the seventh round by the Denver Broncos in 2008 and played with several other teams including the Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs in 2012, and the New York Giants.

During his career he had 2,832 rushing yards, 1,050 receiving yards and scored 26 touchdowns.


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Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis has been taken off a ventilator and continues to recover after saving his children from drowning last week.

Hillis' sister said on Facebook Wednesday night that her 36-year-old brother still has a long road ahead. 

“Peyton is off the ventilator and is doing great!!” Hayley Davis said. “God has truly blessed us and we couldn’t be more thankful. Peyt still has a long road of recovery ahead so please continue to pray but I wanted to update everyone with this happy news!”

 
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Hillis was flown to a Pensacola, Florida hospital last Wednesday after he "went into the water to save his children from drowning," KNWA reports.


A former NFL player remained in critical condition at a Florida hospital on Tuesday after saving his children from drowning a week ago. 

Peyton Hillis was still dealing with kidney issues over the weekend, and his family asked for prayers and he recovers. 

The former Chiefs running back was flown to a Pensacola, Florida hospital last Wednesday after he "went into the water to save his children from drowning," KNWA reports.


Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis is in intensive care following a swimming accident in Florida this week.

WFLA reports Hillis went into the water at a beach in Pensacola to rescue his children from drowning on January 4. Hillis was flown to an area hospital and remained unconscious in the ICU on Thursday, according to reports.

“I just want to let everyone know on Razorback Nation that Peyton is doing better,” his uncle, Greg Hillis said in a statement. “He is still in intensive care and having some problems with his kidneys and lungs, but the doctors say he is improving. I just wanted to head off any rumors that may be started.”

The 36-year-old was drafted in the seventh round by the Denver Broncos in 2008 and played with several other teams including the Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs in 2012, and the New York Giants.

During his career he had 2,832 rushing yards, 1,050 receiving yards and scored 26 touchdowns.