Jan 12 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman (21) runs with football against the Baltimore Ravens in double overtime of the AFC divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field. The Ravens defeated the Broncos in double overtime 38-35. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Ronnie Hillman Wants To Be Broncos Starting Running Back

The Denver Broncos are trying to figure out who is going to be their starting running back next season. Many experts have the Broncos using a running back committee approach with Knowshon Moreno, Montee Ball, and Ronnie Hillman.

Second year player Hillman wants to be the man getting the ball.

“Come the opener, I want to be the guy back there,” Hillman told The Denver Post. “I can’t lie. I want it to be me and I’m pushing to be that guy.”

“We’re all just in there doing our thing,” Hillman said. “Everybody wants to play and I think all of us feel like we can play. I know it’s about production, that I have to produce to be in there. That’s how they’ll decide: who’s producing.”

Ronnie Hillman carried the ball 84 times in his rookie year for a grand total of 327 yards. That’s just under 4 yards a carry. But Hillman has added a little weight and he hopes it will help him get some extra yardage after contact.

“Hopefully it means 5 more yards after contact,” Hillman said. “But I feel like I have the same speed to do what I need to do. I know I have to have both — have to hold up and have that speed.”

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