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Peyton Hillis was traded to Denver in the offseason for Brady Quinn and was supposed to be the starting fullback over Lee Vickers.
But suddenly the Browns' feature back, Jerome Harrison, got injured, so the team promoted Hillis to running back. The rest is history.
This year he has run all over opposing defenses, whether it's rushing the ball or catching it. He is on pace to rush for over 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns by the end of the year. If he does this, he not only accomplishes great numbers but achieves a spot in history.
The power running back used to always be the starting back. But once defenses got smarter and could easily stop these power backs, teams found that speedy backs could break gaps quicker and evade tacklers. So the power back disappeared. But nowadays it appears that defenses not used to the hard-nosed style of running can get pounded.
The Browns rely on Peyton Hillis to carry them through contests. Without him they would probably be 1-7. (Go Colt!)
1,319 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns, with 62 receptions for 500 yards and two touchdowns.