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Peyton Hillis Carries the Rock

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Peyton Hillis Carries the Rock

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Though Peyton Hillis's star may be fading these days, the massive running back out of Arkansas got his 15 minutes of fame. Hillis was the talk of the NFL after rushing for 1,177 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Cleveland Browns in 2010. The only negative of his breakout season was his propensity for fumbling (he had eight in all), but the running back vowed to fix it during the off-season. Being the good old southern boy that he is, Hillis decided to stroll through the streets of Conway, Ark., his hometown, with a football tucked tightly under his arm, and offer money to anyone who could knock it out. Few succeeded, and Hillis cut his fumble count down to just one in 2011, though he played in only 10 games.

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Though Peyton Hillis's star may be fading these days, the massive running back out of Arkansas got his 15 minutes of fame. Hillis was the talk of the NFL after rushing for 1,177 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Cleveland Browns in 2010. The only negative of his breakout season was his propensity for fumbling (he had eight in all), but the running back vowed to fix it during the off-season. Being the good old southern boy that he is, Hillis decided to stroll through the streets of Conway, Ark., his hometown, with a football tucked tightly under his arm, and offer money to anyone who could knock it out. Few succeeded, and Hillis cut his fumble count down to just one in 2011, though he played in only 10 games.


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