Meet Adrian Peterson, the rookie running back for the Minnesota Vikings who now hold the NFL single game rushing record for most rushing yards in a game. See photos, biography, and game video here.
In the middle of his rookie season, Peterson has already cemented his place as one of the NFL’s great backs. He is already a 1,000 yard rusher, and the season is only half done.
This is the second time already this season that he has surpassed 200 yards in a single game. His total of 296 yards beat Jamal Lewis’ 3-year old record of 295. That one yard will be the longest yard of Lewis’ career.
Peterson gained 253 yards in the second half alone to lead his team to a 35-17 thumping on the San Diego Chargers. The man was a runaway truck, unstoppable by the frustrated San Diego defense.
As a biography, Adrian Peterson was born March 21st, 1985 in Palestine, Texas, the son of athletes. His father played college basketball and his mother was a track and field star.
His nickname is “All Day” Peterson, or A.D. for short. He was seemingly born to play Oklahoma Sooner football in college. As a college freshman, he set the NCAA rookie rushing record with 1,925 yards gained, a year in which he was runner-up for the Heisman Trophy.
He was the 7th pick in the 2007 NFL draft which means there are six teams really hating themselves now. Just look at the video and you will see raw talent that should have been recognized more highly by NFL scouts. The man can run.
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Adrian Peterson is an unstoppable runaway freight train, just as the San Diego Chargers learned as he set the NFL single game rushing record with 296 yards.