By Clifford W. Mills
Ahead of turning into one of many maximum working backs within the NFL, Adrian Peterson overcame numerous own tragedies. He held his death brother in his palms after a sad twist of fate, used to be separated from his imprisoned father, used to be surprised by way of the homicide of his stepbrother, and persisted many career-threatening accidents. yet via all of it, he has run the soccer with a satisfaction, strength, and vengeance that units him except just about all different smooth operating backs. Peterson units objectives which are so excessive that even making an attempt them makes him distinctive. Peterson's ordinary and virtually superhuman skill has been formed through labor, training, and self-discipline. His tale is one in every of braveness and endurance resulting in greatness at the fields of the NFL. In Adrian Peterson, examine the existence, profession statistics, and achievements of this soccer megastar of the Minnesota Vikings.
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The final score was 55-19, a crushing defeat for the Sooners. It was listed by reporter John Hoover as one of Peterson’s worst college memories. Nelson told Wojciechowski, “He was ready to come home that night. ” Despite the loss, Peterson had one of the best seasons a college freshman running back has ever had. He ran for 1,925 yards and 15 touchdowns. All of college football knew who he was, and even the pros were taking notice. Many NFL teams would be keeping an eye on this phenom. Yet his body had also paid a price: Soon after the Orange Bowl, Peterson had to have surgery on his left shoulder to repair ligament damage to it.
Suddenly, many Vikings players and fans realized that Peterson might even be better than they thought. He gained 70 yards and helped lead the team to a 37-20 win. He fit right into the team. The running backs coach told Zulgad, “He’s not caught up in the fact that [he was the] seventh pick of the draft. ” His First NFL Regular Season Begins The Vikings had an experienced running back, Chester Taylor, who had joined the team a year before. Given how impressive Peterson had been in the preseason, the plan was to have Taylor and Peterson share the running duties.
People began to speculate whether Peterson would forgo his senior year and enter the NFL Draft. Many football experts expected that he would immediately sign with an agent to move ahead with the business of becoming a professional football player. He was sure to be a top draft pick for 2007, and each of those players would be expected to get more than $40 million. If he signed with an agent, however, he would not be able to play in a bowl game and he wouldn’t be able to play for Oklahoma in his senior year.