Today's Birthday: Peyton Hillis Eats A Razorback

Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis was undoubtedly one of the breakout stars of the 2010 NFL season (much to the chagrin of Josh McDaniels). After spending his college years behind Darren McFadden and Felix Jones at Arkansas, "The Avalanche" took full advantage of his chance to shine, rushing for 1,177  yards and 11 touchdowns.

Hillis recently told The Dan Patrick Show that part of his motivation came from opponents who made an issue of his skin color on the field. It apparently fired him up enough to skew fantasy football trade values across the country.

Nonetheless, this "country boy from Arkansas" has become a rock star along the shores of Lake Erie. In fact, he's apparently become a big enough celebrity that he earned a cameo on teammate Scott Fujita's weekly web series and has a surf-n-turf style sushi roll named in his honor.

Happy Birthday, Peyton Hillis. Thanks for sinking me in Week 12.

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