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Hillis should embrace status as minority among RBs

This white boy can jump, run, drag three defenders for 10 yards and rock your fantasy team roster. That's Peyton Hillis, the first white running back to 1,000 yards in 25 years. Hillis said race didn't matter. He couldn't be more wrong. He should own his moment in the history books.

Updated: January 25, 2011, 10:56 AM ET
By Adena Andrews

This white boy can jump, run, drag three defenders for 10 yards and rock your fantasy team roster. That's Peyton Hillis, the first white running back to 1,000 yards in 25 years, since Craig James of the New England Patriots. That's my entire lifetime of seeing just players of color blaze down the field at the position with this type of success. (Yes I know who Mike Alstott is, but he is a mere blip in the scheme of the position dominated by blacks.)

Before he broke the record, Hillis' ...

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