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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Peterson jersey bound for Canton

A representative of the Pro Football Hall of Fame officially secured the jersey and pants rookie Adrian Peterson wore when he broke the NFL record for most rushing yards in a game.

During a press conference at Winter Park, Pro Football Hall of Fame vice president Joe Horrigan accepted the jersey and pants fromi Peterson and handed him a hat and shirt

"It’s a blessing," Peterson said. "That’s how I look at it. It’s a great honor to have my jersey put in the Hall of Fame.

"It’s crazy when I think about it."

Horrigan said the jersey and pants will be on display Friday, assuming he returns to Canton, Ohio without any issues.

Asked how long it will be on display, Horrigan said, "As long as this man keeps running, we’re happy to have it on display."

Meanwhile, Peterson said he "definitely" will return to play this season, but he didn't provide a timetable.

I’m just taking it day by day," Peterson said. "I’m in the training room, like all day, just trying to do whatever I can to speed the process up."

Asked how difficult the torn knee ligament has been to deal with, Peterson said, "It’s tough.

"But the way I look at it, it could have been worse," Peterson said. "I’m just staying positive, and do whatever they ask me to do and make the best of the situation."

Finally, when informed that he was sixth in Pro Bowl voting, Peterson said, "I didn’t know that.

"That would be… man. That would be crazy, to make the Pro Bowl," Peterson said. "That would be a dream come true, also. I might be out a lot of money, if that happened. I’m sure them linemen would want to tag along."


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