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Peyton Hillis Claims He Was Taunted For Being A White Running Back

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First Posted: 01/20/11 06:36 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:25 PM ET

When asked about the novelty of being a white running back in the NFL on the Dan Patrick Show, Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis claimed that he was often taunted during games for being white.

"Every team did it," Hillis said. "They'll say, 'You white boy, you ain't gonna run on us today. This is ridiculous. Why are you giving offensive linemen the ball?'

He went on to give examples of the nicknames he heard throughout the season. Patrick said his favorite was "The Avalanche."

"I heard that one," Hillis replied. "I heard 'White Rhino.' I heard ... Chuck Norris.'"

Hillis also said that he knows most people "don't have a lot of faith" in him, but he uses it as motivation.

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