We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you probably did not know about Adrian Peterson, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more fascinating facts about the notorious NFL player that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Eight: He Could Have Been an Olympic Sprinter. Peterson was not only a talented football player, but he was also an extremely talented sprinter (like his mother). If he chose not to pursue a career in the NFL, many people believe that Peterson could have been an Olympic sprinter.
Number Seven: He Rushed for More Than 100 Yards in His First Nine Games at Oklahoma. As a freshman at Oklahoma, Peterson really set the bar high when he rushed for more than 100 yards for his first nine games. He set a record for freshmen when he did that.
Number Six: His Father Didn’t Watch Him Play Until His Junior Year at Oklahoma. Peterson’s father couldn’t attend any of his football games at Oklahoma until 2006 because he was in prison. When he was finally released in 2006, Peterson’s father came to the game against Iowa State. Interestingly, Peterson broke his collar bone during this game.
Number Five: He Is a Christian. Peterson has been quite vocal about religion, and he is a devout Christian. After he incurred a torn ACL and MCL, Peterson said, “This is a blessing in disguise. I’ll come back stronger and better than I was before. What flashing in my mind was, ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Number Four: He Maybe Used Charity Money for an Orgy. In 2014, it was reported that Peterson used funds from a charity called All Day, Inc. (separate from his charity called The All Day Foundation) to fund an orgy in 2011. The orgy reportedly included four women and two of Peterson’s relatives. One of these relatives was his younger brother.
Number Three: He Majored in Sociology. For all the trouble Peterson’s gotten into at home, you might think he’d be better equipped to handle it, especially since he studied sociology at Oklahoma.
Number Two: He Is an Aries. Peterson’s birthday is March 21. which makes him an Aries. Aries people are described as strong-willed, spontaneous, and courageous.
Number One: He Is Super Bowl Bound. Peterson recently said in an interview that his goals for 2016 are to win the NFC North and play in the Super Bowl in Houston in early 2017.