Adrian Peterson: The Real Deal in Minnesota

tee polkAnalyst IOctober 23, 2007

Icon Sports MediaAdrian Peterson was one of the most talented running backs coming out college last season—and by far one of the most elite backs in college history. He hasn't let any of his fans down so far in the NFL; this season, he's carried the ball 108 times for 670 yards rushing (which leads the NFL) and five touchdowns, and is averaging 6.2 yards per carry.

Peterson was selected with the 7th pick in the 2007 Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. The teams that passed up on Peterson are feeling pretty damn dumb right now, because this kid is doing exactly what he did at Oklahoma: destroying defenses with his combination of power and finese out of the backfield.  

Just ask the Bears' defense, who Peterson two stepped for a career high 224 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries.

For all the Oklahoma Sooner fans in audience, Peterson was a beast his freshman year—finishing 2nd in Heisman Trophy voting behind Matt Leinart of USC.

Peterson is the "real deal" America—and he will show the world that the Vikings got a future superstar in the making, due to his ability to bounce off tacklers and punish whoever wants to take him on in the open field. Adrian Peterson's nickname is "AD," which stands for all day—and that is what he does when he has the ball in his hands: run all day until you catch him.

Being from Palestine, TX, and crushing all their high school rushing records, Peterson was heavily recruited by Texas schools—but chose Oklahoma over Texas for a chance to play very early as a freshman.

Mr. Peterson is leading the NFL in rushing as a rookie—similar to what he did as  a freshman in college, but now he is at a high level in his career with the Vikings, even though they are horrible.

Please believe that "AD" will win a rushing title and an MVP award in the next two years—because you can't stop him and you can't tell him nothing!