28 Days Until the College Football Season Kicks Off
Damn, we are close.
Yesterday for day 29 we looked at an unreal safety who balled out at Alabama. Now today for day 28, we’ll be highlighting a running back that combined speed and power to his game and helped the Sooners succeed.
Adrian Peterson was born in Palestine, Texas and played at Palestine High School. Peterson was a five star recruit out and picked Oklahoma over Texas, Texas A&M, Miami, and UCLA.
Peterson played under Bob Stoops at Oklahoma from 2004 to 2006 and contributed immediately as a freshman. In that season he rushed for over nineteen hundred yards and fifteen touchdowns which is unreal as a freshman.
As a freshman, Peterson was named First Team All Big 12, Big 12 Freshman of the Year, and was an Unanimous All American.
The next season in 2005, Peterson was limited because he broke his foot. That didn’t really stop AP. He still rushed for eleven hundred yards and fourteen touchdowns. His efforts earned him his second spot as a First Team All Big 12 player.
In 2006, Petersons last season in Norman, he rushed for just north of a thousand yards and twelve touchdowns which made him a First Team All Big 12 player for the third and final time.
Following that season, Peterson dismissed his senior season and decided to enter the 2007 NFL Draft. AP was drafted seventh overall by MY Minnesota Vikings and has had one of the greatest NFL careers of any running back ever.
Tomorrow as we inch closer to the finish line we’ll be highlighting one of the hardest hitting safeties to ever walk the planet.