Former Sooner Adrian Peterson Reaches Historic Milestone

Former Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson became the 28th player in NFL history to surpass 10,000 rushing yards in Sunday’s overtime win over the Chicago Bears at Mall of America Field.

“It really means a lot,” Peterson said after the game. “A lot of guys over the years have contributed to it. I was saying earlier, Matt Birk, Steve Hutchinson, Bryant McKinnie, the guys from this year, (John Sullivan), my fullback through the years. Just to be in that elite group, it’s truly a blessing. God has really blessed me to be surrounded by some great guys to help me get to that goal. I sit here and I’m just humbled.”

Only two players have reached the mark in fewer than Peterson’s 101 career games.

“Jim Brown, Eric Dickerson and the guys that I looked up to, the guys that motivated me to be better than them and I still have a long way to go,” Peterson said. “I’ve reached this mark and it’s great, give God all of the glory for blessing me and to be in a position to accomplish all of the things that I have accomplished so far, but I still have a long way to go to surpass those guys, and that is what I look to do.” (CBS Minnesota)
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