According to reports, Hillis saved his children's lives when he got into a swimming accident.

According to his uncle, his nephew's health is improving despite being in the intensive care unit.

The kids of Peyton are said to be in good health.

Hillis was helicoptered to the hospital after the accident and is currently unconscious in the intensive care unit.

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He was on the cover of Madden for two years in a row. He made it to the cover of Madden 12 after being voted in by the fans.

A 7th-round draft pick out of Arkansas in 2008, Peyton played in 81 NFL games over the course of eight seasons with five different teams.

He hasn't played in the National Football League in two years. He made his film debut in The Hunting last year.