Peyton Hillis: The Cleveland Browns’ Newest Weapon

November 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Peyton Hillis is becoming a very solid running back for the Cleveland Browns.
He's posting strong numbers every week and is a major reason the Browns have beaten the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots in back-to-back games.
Hillis came from relative obscurity to lead the Browns to becoming a football team no one wants to play. So, how did he get to where he is today, and what's his outlook for the future?
Hillis went to college at the University of Arkansas, where he was very versatile in the backfield. In addition to returning punts and kickoffs his freshman year, he scored eight touchdowns from his fullback position, tied for the most touchdowns for a freshman in the SEC that year.
During his sophomore season, he was more of a feature back, accumulating nearly 1,000 all-purpose yards and scoring seven touchdowns.
Then, during his junior year, his duties shifted drastically, as the Arkansas backfield became crowded. Hillis bec...

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