Denver Post: Broncos RB Peyton Hillis became the 14th R...

Denver Post: Broncos RB Peyton Hillis became the 14th RB, and arguably the
most unlikely, to have a 100-yard rushing game since HC Shanahan took
charge of the Broncos in 1995. Considered a fullback with the potential to
convert to an H-back/tight end role when he was drafted from Arkansas,
Hillis became the Broncos' TB by injury default. Michael Pittman, Andre Hall and Ryan Torain suffered season-ending injuries, and a 4th back,
season-opening starter Selvin Young, essentially has missed seven games
with a groin injury. At first, Hillis was considered a stopgap option, but
he has become so much more. "He hits it hard. He hits the holes. He breaks
a lot of tackles," Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler said. "It's going to be
interesting to see what happens, because I don't think he's going to give
that position up (easily)." Even with the team signing tailback Tatum Bell
and Young almost healthy enough to return, Hillis is expected to remain the
Broncos' primary TB. "There are a lot of great running backs behind me or
laid up a little bit, so it may turn out that I don't stay in this
position," Hillis said. "That's why it's so important that I step up and do
the job once I got the opportunity."

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