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January 21, 1986 (38)
Peyton Hillis is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL). Hillis attended Conway High School in Conway, Arkansas, and was a highly touted recruit. He attended the University of Arkansas, where he was primarily used as a fullback. After being drafted in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft, Hillis rose to the top of the depth chart as the starting fullback for the Denver Broncos. Due to injuries to the running back corps, he became the starting running back. After spending two years in Denver, Hillis was traded to the Cleveland Browns in 2010. In 2011, Hillis won a nationwide vote which put him on the cover of EA Sports’ Madden NFL 12 video game.
Hillis’ career highlights include his time at the University of Arkansas from 2004 to 2007, where he played a key role in the team’s offense. In the NFL, he made a significant impact with the Denver Broncos, particularly in the 2008 season, where he emerged as a leading rusher due to injuries in the team. His performance with the Cleveland Browns in 2010 was a career highlight, leading to his selection for the Madden NFL 12 cover. Hillis’ NFL career also included stints with the Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and New York Giants.
Peyton Hillis collaborated with several key figures that significantly influenced his journey as a professional football player. While with the Denver Broncos, he worked under the guidance of coach Mike Shanahan and alongside quarterback Jay Cutler, which helped shape his early career. His move to the Cleveland Browns saw him collaborate with coach Eric Mangini and quarterback Colt McCoy, where his performance peaked. Additional notable teammates include Brady Quinn, with whom he shared the backfield in Denver, and Kansas City Chiefs’ coach Romeo Crennel, who helped him transition to a new team environment.