Adrian Peterson's goal is to pass Barry Sanders in record book

Adrian Peterson has his sights on Barry Sanders' mark on the career rushing leaderboard in the National Football League.

Barry Sanders, who played for Oklahoma State 1986-88 and nine seasons in the league, is fourth in total rushing yards accumulated over 15,269 yards while with the Detroit Lions.

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Peterson, 35, has 14,216 yards in his 13 seasons in the league – 1,053 yards behind Sanders to tie the Hall of Famer in the record book. However, Peterson wants to achieve “something better than Barry Sanders,” Peterson told NFL Network, via Pro Football Talk.

“That’s definitely one of the goals, passing Barry Sanders would definitely be one of the highlights of my career. What he accomplished, and how I’ve looked up to him, I’ve always wanted to say I did something better than Barry Sanders,” Peterson said, via PFT'S Michael David Smith.

Related: Mack Brown: Adrian Peterson is recruit that 'got away'

Washington Redskins, Peterson open their season hosting Baltimore Ravens September 13.

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