- Melissa Isaacson, Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
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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.
Matt Suhey stepped in when his friend's family needed him most.