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Adrian Peterson There are only 1,696 players in the NFL. The elite of the elite. This may sound like a large number but in the grand scheme of things, 1,696 men out of the 150 million men in the United States is nothing. One of these elite few is Adrian Peterson. With over 12,000 rushing yards and 100 touchdowns in his career, some would say Adrian is one of the best running backs in NFL history (NFL). This did not come along without hardship though. Throughout his life, Adrian has endured immense loss. He lost people such as his brother, his father, step brother, and most recently one of his sons he never even knew. He also went through a brutal injury at a prime time in his career. As great of an NFL player he may be, he had a far from easy …show more content…

Coming from the humblest beginnings imaginable, signing one of the biggest contracts in his draft class had to feel good. His life had finally culminated to where he wanted to be: The NFL. Breaking records throughout his rookie campaign seemed like a hot knife slicing through butter for Adrian. Winning Offensive Rookie of the Month the first month of the season, breaking the rushing record for a game with 296 yards as a rookie, this kid was phenomenal. This was only the start for the youngster from Palestine, Texas. He would later be voted as the starting running back for the NFC in the Pro Bowl game, where all the best NFL players go to compete. Adrian would rush for 129 yards, the second most in Pro Bowl history, leading to him being named the 2008 MVP of the Pro Bowl (NFL). With 1,341 yards rushing that season, Peterson would also be named the NFL Rookie of the Year, capping off a miraculous first season for the future Hall of …show more content…

I love my son more than any one of you could even imagine. I am looking forward to and I am anxious to continue my relationship with my child… I am just glad this is over. I can put this behind me and me and my family can begin to move forward." (Prisbell and Schrotenboer) Peterson would return later that season and play for the Vikings for the next three years before being traded this past offseason of 2017 to the New Orleans Saints. He is currently a member of the Arizona Cardinals, and is suffering from another neck injury (NFL). Adrian Peterson’s road to NFL greatness was one of great tragedy and loss. He lost two brothers along the way, saw his dad get incarcerated, battled through numerous injuries, dealt with the death of a son and allegations of abuse for another. His life has been far from glorious, but he continues to be upbeat and positive. Currently still in the NFL, Adrian has amassed 12,000 rushing yards and 2,000 receiving yards, with 104 total touchdowns over 12 seasons in the NFL (NFL). With a very unpredictable road the NFL, Peterson will go down in the history books as one of the best running backs of all

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