Snoop Dogg Congratulates Ronnie Hillman, Welcomes The Los Angeles Rams

Snoop Dogg Congratulates Ronnie Hillman, Welcomes The Los Angeles Rams

Snoop Dogg is quite proud of the Denver Broncos for winning last night’s Super Bowl, and specifically Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman, reports Fox Sports. As it turns out, Hillman was once in the Snoop Youth Football League years ago, and of the alumni from Snoop’s Youth League, Ronnie Hillman is the first to win at the Super Bowl. And not surprisingly, Snoop Dogg congratulated Hillman and the Broncos for their Super Bowl victory.

“Congratulations to Peyton Manning, Ronnie Hillman — the first player from SYFL to win a Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos,” Snoop says in a quick video message uploaded to his Instagram page. “Good job, Ronnie, way to go. It’s true that SYFL dreams can come true.”

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“He had a lot to do with the players and he was a mentor to a lot of players I know,” Hillman said of Snoop Dogg. “You can definitely tell he loves the kids. He could’ve done plenty of things with his money, but he was just giving back and being supportive of the kids and just trying to get them out the neighborhood. You notice that stuff.”

Snoop Dogg’s Snoop Youth Football League is a non-profit organization, designed to give inner-city kids, between the ages of 5 and 13, an opportunity to play in youth football as well as participate in cheer. Hillman was apart of that league he was a teen in Los Angeles. Before the big game on Sunday, Snoop Dogg served as a guest correspondent, getting to interview Denver Broncos players along with the media.

Snoop Dogg Congratulates Ronnie Hillman, Welcomes The Los Angeles Rams
Aqib Talib #21 of the Denver Broncos. [Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images]
Hillman was asked to talk about some of the differences between Snoop Dogg as a football coach all those years ago, and Ronnie Hillman’s current Denver Broncos coach, Gary Kubiak.

“I don’t think Kubiak is dancing after a touchdown,” says Hillman. “You might get a raised hand, but I don’t think you’re going to get the whole dance celebration. That’s probably the major difference. Snoop is a little bit more loose with his (celebration).”

The Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, 24-10. Though Snoop Dogg congratulated Hillman and the Broncos, he was really rooting for the Carolina Panthers — specifically, quarterback Cam Newton. After the Denver Broncos media session on Thursday, Snoop headed over to the Panthers’ media session and also asked some questions. After greeting the players and asking questions, Snoop was then interviewed and talked about his hopes for the game, with Carolina Panthers left tackle Michael Oher and cornerback Josh Norman.

Snoop Dogg Congratulates Ronnie Hillman, Welcomes The Los Angeles Rams
Snoop Dogg talks with Teddy Williams #21 and Ted Ginn Jr. #19 of the Carolina Panthers. [Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images]
“Player. Real player with swag, style,” Snoop said of Newton. “The young generation. It’s old versus new. Two different styles. But it’s football. It’s all good.”

Snoop Dogg is a pretty big football fanatic in general. Last December, the rapper hosted an eight-episode football talk show, Turf’d Up, via his very own YouTube channel, WestFest TV. He got the chance to interview some big names in sports and entertainment, including Terrell Owens and John Stalley.

In the pre-Super Bowl 50 event in San Francisco on Saturday, ET Online! got Snoop Dogg to talk about his excitement for the Rams returning to the city of Los Angeles — even while being a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. The rapper is really excited, and plans to attend every game so he can cheer them on, adding that it’s about time the city gets their own NFL team. “I love it. I mean, being from Long Beach, California, and an L.A. resident, living in Inglewood, we need this,” Snoop Dogg said. Though he revealed that if the Rams are ever playing against the Steelers, he’ll have to jump on the side of Pittsburgh, rooting for their victory.

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