Adrian Peterson (Football Superstars) by Clifford W. Mills

By Clifford W. Mills

Sooner than turning into one of many maximum operating backs within the NFL, Adrian Peterson overcame numerous own tragedies. He held his loss of life brother in his palms after a sad coincidence, used to be separated from his imprisoned father, used to be surprised through the homicide of his stepbrother, and continued many career-threatening accidents. yet via all of it, he has run the soccer with a delight, strength, and vengeance that units him except just about all different glossy working backs. Peterson units pursuits which are so excessive that even making an attempt them makes him targeted. Peterson's typical and nearly superhuman skill has been formed by means of exertions, training, and self-discipline. His tale is one in every of braveness and persistence resulting in greatness at the fields of the NFL. In Adrian Peterson, examine the existence, profession statistics, and achievements of this soccer celebrity of the Minnesota Vikings.

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Running Wild Against the Bears The Vikings went to Soldier Field in Chicago on October 14 to play a crucial game against the Bears. They needed to stop their three-game losing streak. The coaches decided to let Peterson loose. He ran wild. Becoming a Feared Viking Tony Richardson (49) and Peterson celebrate Peterson’s 60-yard touchdown pass against the Atlanta Falcons in 2007. The pass was even more extraordinary because it occurred during Peterson’s first regular season NFL game. In the second quarter, Peterson started left on one play, made a cut at midfield, ran through a tackler, and headed for the end zone.

One of the first people he met was the Vikings’ running backs coach, Eric Bieniemy. The coach was waiting eagerly because expectations for Peterson ran high. The rookie would Becoming a Feared Viking have to get to know offensive plays and techniques more complicated than anything he had seen before. Many NFL players describe how difficult the transition to pro football can be. During the day they have to practice more than they ever have, often twice a day. Their bodies are pushed to their physical limits.

Next up, though, was the biggest game of the season. The Red River Rivalry One of the great football rivalries is called the Red River Rivalry or the Red River Showdown (also known for years as the Red River Shootout), between the University of Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma. Ten times since 1950, the winner of the game has gone on to be the national champion. Like the Florida-Georgia game, it is played at a neutral site because of the intense fan interest. 35 36 Adrian Peterson Peterson had an unusual group of fans who would watch this game with even more intensity than normal.

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