The Great White Hope: The Curious Case Of Denver Bronco Peyton Hillis

Posted: 14th October 2009 by Chad Waylon Pouncy in NFL
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A friend of mine recently asked me a strange question. He laughed as I stammered around, looking for a solid answer. "Can you name the last great white running back in the NFL?" he asked. The question asker, Kris Wilson (who is not Caucasian, by the way) had obviously put some thought into the topic. He offered up Mike Alstott, but in an unsure fashion. Alstott, a fullback during Tampa Bay's heyday, didn't feel like a definitive answer. Sure he was a spectacular runner in his day and came up big on a regular basis, but was he great? Alstott never accumulated 1,000 yards in a season and only once did he rack up 10 touchdowns. In fact, halfback Warrick Dunn was a bigger star for the Buccaneers. So if Mike Alstott couldn't be considered great, then who? Merrill Hoge was another standout ful ...

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