Peyton Hillis, ex-NFL player, saved his kids from drowning

Pensacola, FL –

The former NFL running back says he is on the road to recovery after nearly dying while rescuing two children from drowning in the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida Panhandle.

Peyton Hillis statement on twitterthanks to those who helped him after the Jan. 4 incident in Pensacola Beach.

“I just wanted to come here and thank you for all the prayers and love you guys have given me,” Hillis wrote. “It really made all the difference.”

Hillis, 37, said she did not give interviews because it was a “very traumatic time” and she wanted to keep her family out of the public eye.

“But I wanted to come here and say thank you to everyone who has saved my life and for all your prayers and love and support. I am so lucky and blessed.” A man who was deceived,” writes Hillis.

Hillis was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2008 and has also played for the Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Giants. He retired in 2015.

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