2020-04-07

Adrian Peterson Named To All-Decade NFL Team

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Oklahoma great Adrian Peterson was named to National Football League’s All-Decade team, the league announced on Monday.

Peterson, 35, entering his 14th season is still competing at such a competitive level that is required at running back, he started for Washington Redskins in 15 games, last season. He earned the name “All Day, ” by his work ethic in youth football by his father Nelson Peterson.

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A product of Palestine, Texas, Peterson was a highly-coveted recruit out of high school, his body carried him to All-Pro level, selected first overall in 2006 NFL Draft by Minnesota Vikings.

At Oklahoma, he finished third in career rushing at the school. In the league, today,  Peterson ranks fourth on all-time rushing leader chart with 14,216 yards trailing 1,246 yards behind Barry Sanders as third leading rusher.

Tom Brady (quarterback), Joe Thomas (tackle), Aaron Donald (defensive lineman), Von Miller (linebacker), Justin Tuck (kicker) and JJ Watts (defensive lineman) join Peterson as unanimous All-Decade selections.

The All-Decade team is decided by 48-member selection committee,  criteria of consideration to the team roster is being an Associated Press All-Pro, Pro Bowl selection or named Pro Football Writers of American All-Conference member.

Peterson is in final year of $5M, two-year contract with Washington.

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