Peyton Hillis’ NFL Career in Jeopardy After Release from Tampa Bay Buccaneers

September 21, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Peyton Hillis was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday—a move that could signal the end of his NFL career. 
The news was reported by CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora:
Best known for being on the cover of Madden 12, thanks to a fan vote, Hillis' experience from his time in college at Arkansas until now has been truly unique.
Playing behind Darren McFadden and Felix Jones at Arkansas, Hillis didn't get many chances to shine. But when he was pressed into duty, the bruising back made a name for himself as a touchdown machine. In his four years with the Razorbacks, Hillis scored 23 touchdowns—12 rushing and 11 receiving. 
His production didn't garner him much attention when draft day came around, however. He had to wait until the seventh round of the 2008 NFL draft before he heard his name called as a Denver Broncos selection. 
As a rookie in 2008, Hillis made an immediate impact as a starting fullback with six touchdowns—fiv...

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