Still watching out for Walter

November, 10, 2010
11/10/10
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CHICAGO -- Matt Suhey never had a chance.

Not at first, anyway.

Oh sure, the young running back and Bears' second-round draft pick in 1980, was a fine player and part of a proud tradition of football-playing Suheys at Penn State.

He was also a humble kid, respectful, hard-working and with a little time, was clearly going to be more than capable of blocking for the great Walter Payton.

But he wasn't Roland Harper.

"I was the short white guy," Suhey recalled with a laugh.

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Melissa Isaacson

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Melissa Isaacson is a columnist for espnW.com, ESPN Chicago and ESPN.com. The award-winning writer has covered Chicago sports for most of her 31-year career, including at the Chicago Tribune before joining ESPN in 2009. Isaacson has also covered tennis since 1986.

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