Survey: NFL Players Want Adrian Peterson in Super Bowl

Posted by Gilbert Sam on 10:31 AM
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The NFL players have spoken, and former Oklahoma and current Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is the player they most want to see make a Super Bowl appearance before his career is finished, according to a poll of more than 320 players conducted by ESPN.

ESPN reports that Tony Gonzalez came in second, followed by Calvin Johnson, Russell Wilson — who is making his first appearance as the Seattle Seahawks play the Denver Broncos — Andre Johnson and Michael Vick. Peterson received 18.4 percent of the vote, nearly a percentage point ahead of the 17.5 percent received by Gonzalez.

In a report Wednesday from Ben Goessling of ESPN, Peterson spoke to the respect he felt after hearing the news:
“That’s pretty cool. It feels good. I guess guys are able to see the passion that I play with, the desire I play with, and they respect it enough to make that type of statement. It says a lot, and it means a lot.”
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