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06-07-2009, 09:53 AM

50 Years Later, Hillis and Larsen Represent AFL With Pride
By Sayre Bedinger

In baseball, an elite prospect is called a "five-tool" player, due to his versatility, willingness to play other positions, and ability to do all of those things very well.

With two of their last three picks in the 2008 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos were able to obtain two such players in fullbacks Peyton Hillis is and Spencer Larsen.

Hillis came from the Arkansas Razorbacks in the seventh round of last year's draft, and was selected with the pick obtained from Tampa Bay in the Jake Plummer trade.

When the Broncos signed and drafted five new running backs this offseason, Hillis' future appeared to be in some kind of doubt.

Head Coach Josh McDaniels erased that doubt addressing Hillis at the team's offseason activities earlier in the week, by saying that the second year player has lined up as running back, fullback, tight end, and even wide receiver in the new Broncos' offense.

Likewise, Denver feels it has a gem of a player as well as a person in fullback Spencer Larsen.

Larsen came to the Broncos in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL draft out of Arizona, and figured to be a special teams "ace" for this team right away.

Little did he know what was to come of his rookie season in the NFL.

For the Broncos in 2008, Larsen started games at both linebacker and fullback, as well as both kick team units, and he even became the first player in Denver Broncos history to start a game at linebacker, fullback, and kickoff team.

Outside of the Broncos organization, and possibly some avid fantasy football fans, these two players are relatively unknown, which is unjustified.

When the Broncos celebrate 50 years of football this season, no players will represent the good ole' days better than Hillis and Larsen.

Full article at: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/193800-50-years-later-hillis-and-larsen-represent-afl-with-pride

06-07-2009, 11:56 AM
I thought i read "White Pride". zowie!

06-07-2009, 02:53 PM
Goooooooooooo WHITE GUYS!!!

The Joker
06-07-2009, 02:56 PM


06-07-2009, 03:00 PM
I Don't Give A Heck About Their Color, Just Score Some Freakn Touchdowns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

06-07-2009, 03:34 PM
How long you figure we can live off Jim Goodman's genius? ;D

06-07-2009, 04:12 PM
This is sillyness. Like either one of these guys could do ANYTHING better than Champ.

06-07-2009, 04:24 PM
How long you figure we can live off Jim Goodman's genius? ;D