YING AND YANG
The Broncos’ Peyton Hillis and the Raiders’ Darren McFadden know a thing or two about one another. In high school Hillis was Arkansas’ leading rusher his senior season, McFadden was second to Hillis that same season as a junior. Hillis went onto the University of Arkansas where he played fullback and helped pave the way for McFadden for three seasons.
Last season Hillis finished with 886 all-purpose yards and blocked for Heisman Trophy runner-up McFadden, who ranked fourth in the nation in rushing with 1,830 yards.
The two college teammates both should see time at running back as their two NFL teams go at it this weekend at INVESCO Field at Mile High.
Though the two players admitted they haven’t been able to keep in touch as much as they would have liked so far this season they know one another well enough that they can paint a pretty accurate picture of what the other guy is up to.
“I imagine (Hillis) would have a button up shirt on with the top three buttons not buttoned,” McFadden said. “With his chest hanging out, his neck showing and some cowboy boots — he is always in some type of cowboy boot.”