Posted October 14th, 2006 by Brian
Filed under: Football

Adrian PetersonAdrian Peterson’s dad was able to watch his son play in person today for the first time since he was 12 years old. It looks like it may have been the first and last time to see Adrian play for the [tag]Oklahoma[/tag] Sooners. With about six minutes to go in the game Peterson broke a 53 yard touchdown run and when he stretched for the end zone he landed awkwardly and broke his collarbone.

Peterson is an incredibly tough runner and yet at the same time he seems to a little fragile. I don’t know if he’s a player that is always going to be hurt, if it’s overuse, or just plain bad luck but he has spent much of his OU career banged up. There’s a slim chance he could be back in time for a bowl game but the chances of him returning to Oklahoma for his senior season are close to zero.

Despite his choice to attend OU, Peterson seems like a pretty decent kid who probably had every opportunity to follow down his father’s path but chose not to. A tough way for an incredible running back to end his career, but even with the injury he’s likely a top three NFL draft pick and destined for a great pro career.


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  1. reply to  #1


    I know he’s a Sooner but this really makes me sad. I wish he could have won the Heisman this year. He’s an incredibly talented player. I wish him the best in the NFL.

  2. reply to  #2

    Clinton Huff

    Peterson should go in the draft this spring, he deserves it. He has done tons for OU.

  3. reply to  #3

    Dakota Conaway

    Peterson i want u next year to beat the longhorns and the wildcats.I hope next year you win the Heisman.Can i have your autograph.

  4. reply to  #4


    He should’ve gone to UT … what were you thinking??????? V.Y. and A.P … it would have been USC – who? OSU – who? Notre Dame – What? Listen any of you future Texas studs – STAY IN TEXAS AND GO TO UT! It’s your best move!

  5. reply to  #5

    Dakota Conaway

    Win the super bowl next year

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