Former American football giant Peyton Derek Hillis, with 6-2 ft. and 250 lbs. physique background and who played for positions fullback and running back in the National Football League, was born in Conway, Arkansas on January 21, 1986.
Hillis, like everyone else, started first as a University football star. He landed on the fullback position during his college years from 2004 – 2008 at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, while he majors in Sociology. As a freshman, he has seen excellent abilities with 240 yards rushing, 97 yards receiving and scored 38 touchdowns. Later on, his skills enlisted him on the 7th round of the 2008 NFL Draft which gave away to become a Denver Broncos startup.
His first win with Broncos was during their match against Oakland Raiders in 2008 however, on the season later the same year, they lost the game by a score of 26-17 with Miami Dolphins.
An injury fiasco put a sudden jolt to Hillis and the team but he was able to recover and come back for a bigger game, naming him Denver’s new running back. He began with a 24-20 road victory beating Atlanta Falcons and a touchdown on 22 attempts winning over New York Jets in a 34-17 road victory.
All these achievements were earned through the continuous workout and strong perseverance. In fact, he bagged the titles Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the year and FedEx Ground Player of the Week. However, with more physical injuries and disagreements Hillis suffered from, he was forced to leave Denver on March 14, 2010, after two great years.
During 2010, Hillis was welcomed with much regards by Cleveland Browns as he was listed down at both fullback and tight end. A highlight of his career at Browns surged as he qualifies for the Madden NFL 12 outwitting everyone in the Super Bowl. He spent a year at Cleveland prior a failed re-contextualization, which made him leave.
Afterwards, he signed with the Chiefs of Kansas City and lasted a year before he signed another contract with the Buccaneers from Tampa Bay. Generally, Hillis’ stay with Tampa Bay ended with no remarkable records to show.
Signing off, he joined the Giants of New York City for a one-year season in October 2013. Whipping his almost “one-year” stay in the previous teams, Giants offered Hillis to prolong the contract for another 2 years with a net worth offer of $1.8 million. It was on the 25th of February 2015 when he ended his career with Giants and with football as well with the doctor’s advised due to series of concussions. Before his sendoff, he has interviewed that it’s his heart failing him to do football.
Right after his retirement from the Giants and NFL Football, Hillis is now living serenely on a purchased 1300-acre land in a soybean farm located at the southwestern Tennessee. He is currently married to wife Amanda Brown and is a family dad to son Orry. He was also once involved politically when he announced his support for Ron Paul during 2012 American Presidential Elections.
|Birth Date:||21 Jan, 1986|
|Occupations:||American football player|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Education:||Conway High School
University of Arkansas
|Description:||American football player|
|Net Worth 2021:||10 million|