WACO, Texas — Adrian Peterson is certain to one day earn a gold jacket in Canton, Ohio, when he finally decides to hang up his cleats in the NFL.
But on Saturday, the former Palestine running back was inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame.
‘All Day’ was one of nine inductees to be honored in Waco this weekend.
Peterson was an unstoppable force for the Wildcats, and his work in East Texas earned him a scholarship with the Oklahoma Sooners.
He is coming off his 12th NFL season, and is still a solid back for the Washington Redskins.
While he has accomplished so much at every level of this game, he says being recognized for what he did for Palestine is one of the top honors of his lifetime.
“It says a lot, I mean it’s known that some of the best athletes overall, not just in football, but you name it, come from the great state of Texas, so that’s why this honor is so big,” said Peterson. “For me, I put this up there with my MVP award, having this accomplishment, so it speaks for itself I think.”