Peyton Hillis has been having an incredible year, ranking sixth in the NFL in yards from scrimmage with 1,654, playing for the Cleveland Browns, but it wasn’t long ago that he was warming the bench for the Broncos in Denver.
“In Denver they just wanted me to play strictly fullback, nothing else. I wasn’t too happy about the situation, but I was trying to be a team player. I just wanted to be on the field. It ended up I didn’t play anything at all.”
Things changed when he got picked up by Cleveland and was allowed to run the ball. Although he says one thing that has always followed him, strangely, is that people assume he’ll suck because he’s white.
“Every team did it. They’ll say, ‘You white boy, you ain’t gonna run on us today. This is ridiculous. Why are you giving offensive linemen the ball? All kinds of stuff like that you hear on the field, but I use that to my advantage. I kind of soaked it in, ate it up a little bit, because I enjoyed it.”
Hillis is on a roll and, at least for now, it looks like nothing can slow him down!
[Image via AP Images.]
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