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Wes Hills powers in two TDs

Wes Hills gets the practice squad call up and delivers two touchdown runs

Detroit Lions running back Wes Hills runs the ball during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field. Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Wes Hills might not be a name you know but it’s probably a name you should remember for an obscure sports trivia question in twenty years or so. In a late-career Jerome Bettis-esque line, Hills has rushed nine times for six yards and two touchdowns in Bo Scarbrough’s place against the Buccaneers in Week 15.

Hills got the late call-up after Scarbrough couldn’t practice this week with a ribs injury. Coach Matt Patricia can’t be without a bruising back, so Ty Johnson and J.D. McKissic weren’t going to cut it against Tampa Bay’s tough run defense.

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