Adrian Peterson : 2007 Draft Day Picks
Born on March 21, 1985 Adrian Peterson has three nice years of school soccer underneath his belt. Since his freshman year on the University of Oklahoma Adrian Peterson has been impressing people each on and off the field. It was apparent early on in life that Peterson was going to be a great soccer player. His mom was a observe star in school, and his father signed to play basketball with the University of Oklahoma. These bloodlines gave Peterson all the pieces he needed as a way to get a quick begin in life.
Peterson performed his high school soccer at Palestine High College in Palestine, Texas. This is where he first began to garner nationwide consideration for his work ethic, velocity, and energy on the field. Throughout his senior year Peterson rushed for almost three,000 yards and received many native and national awards. This led to a hotly contested recruiting battle between the likes of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, and Miami of Florida.
Peterson eventually selected the College of Oklahoma, and he got off to a very good begin during his freshman season. It was throughout this year that he set he took the faculty soccer world by storm by rushing for 1,925 yards on 339 carries. He also managed to score 15 touchdowns. This led to Peterson turning into a finalist for the Heisman Trophy as a freshman; a rare feat to say the least. Although Peterson had strong numbers as a sophomore and junior, he was plagued by injuries on the field.
After his junior season Adrian Peterson declared himself eligible for the NFL Draft. Although he could have never had the prospect to play full-time after his freshman season, it is safe to say that Peterson is among the all time greats on the College of Oklahoma. This is sure to translate into success at the next level.
Randy Shannon, head coach of University of Miami Hurricanes