PENSACOLA, Fla. (KNWA/KFTA) — Former Razorback star running back Peyton Hillis is in the ICU on Jan 5.

A family member of Hillis’ confirms he was taken to the hospital by helicopter following a swimming accident in Pensacola, Fla.

According to the family member, although he remains unconscious in the ICU, Hillis’ breathing is improving.

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