By David Heim 

Many NFL stars have their share of unique circumstances that got them into the sport of football. But for Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman, his revelation came while taking an innocent stroll with his mother. 

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“I was walking with my mom–she usually does these walks around the neighborhood,” Hillman said. “We had a community college by where we lived, and she used to walk there everyday. One day I decided to go walking with her and it was the football team out there–the Compton Titans–and I was like, ‘I want to do that, I want to try it.’ Ever since then, I never looked back; I loved it.”

Fast forward to today, Hillman is now fighting for starting duties with the Denver Broncos, and is enjoying all of the perks that come with it, perks like tons of Go-gurt in his refrigerator. 

“I try to keep Go-gurts–I’m like a big kid. I love Go-gurts,” Hillman joked.

All kidding aside, Hillman enjoys overindulging on his ever-growing cologne and shoe collections. 

“I have a pretty unique collection of cologne, I have a lot of it,” Hillman said. “I probably have over 20 bottles of cologne.”

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If you think that is impressive, take a look at Hillman’s shoe collection.

“Estimated, I probably have over 500 pairs of shoes,” Hillman said.

Granted, most of the shoes that occupy Hillman’s collection are just, well…that: collectibles. But, 500 is still pretty impressive. 

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David Heim is a fan of the New England Patriots and New York Yankees. He’s also a contributor to CBS Local Sports and can be reached at or on Twitter @davidheim12.