Ronnie Hillman continues to improve as season goes on

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Denver rookie running back Ronnie Hillman has shown steady improvement in recent weeks and caught the eye of head coach John Fox, particularly in pass protection.

The Denver Broncos stunned the San Diego Chargers on Monday night, overcoming a 24-0 halftime deficit to win the game 35-24. Though not noticeable on the stat sheet, the improving play of rookie running back Ronnie Hillman has impressed head coach John Fox, particularly in blitz pickup, via Andrew Mason of CBS Sports:

Hillman had just two rushes for three yards in Monday night's contest, and just 50 yards on 17 rushes this season, but since missing a large portion of training camp with a hamstring injury and being inactive in the early part of the season, the third-round selection in the 2012 Draft has become a third-down, change-of-pace back for the Broncos in recent weeks.

Last year, while playing for the San Diego State Aztecs, Hillman rushed for 1,478 yards and 15 touchdowns, good for fourth among all FBS players with an average of 134 rushing yards per game.

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