Peyton Hillis saved his 2 kids from drowning at a beach in Pensacola, Florida, on Jan. 4, but he ended up in the hospital afterward, airlifted to Baptist Hospital in critical condition.

It has been a long process for the former Arkansas star fullback/running back, but he is now expected to make a full recovery.

On Tuesday, Hillis took to Twitter to thank those who have helped him throughout his recovery over the past few weeks, saying he expects to be at 100% soon:

“I just wanted to come on here and thank everyone for all the prayers and love y’all have given me,” Hillis’s post reads. “It’s really made all the difference. I also want to thank my brave sister, mother, sister in law, my kids, and my girlfriend who has saved my life in more ways than one. Thank you to the amazing staff at the hospital. Baptist hospital in Pensacola, y’all were truly amazing and took such great care of me. You made all the difference in my recovery.

“I haven’t taken any interviews on this because I’d like to keep my family out of the public eye because it was a very traumatic time for us. But I did want to come on here and show my appreciation for everyone who helped save my life and for all of your prayers and love and support. I left the hospital with no worries and concerns and should make a 100% recovery. I’m a very lucky and blessed man. Yahweh has really blessed me and I am very thankful.”

Hillis played at Arkansas from 2004 to 2007, running for 960 yards and 12 touchdowns and posting 118 catches for 1,197 yards and 11 scores. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in Round 7 of the 2008 NFL Draft and played in the NFL until 2014, spending time with the Broncos, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Giants.