Detroit Lions running back Adrian Peterson will go down as one of the National Football League’s all-time greats at the position.
And despite playing collegiately at Oklahoma where he set the freshman rushing record with 1,925 yards during the 2004 season and earned All-American honors, he believes he could have made the leap from high school right to the NFL.
During an appearance on Shannon Sharpe‘s podcast, Peterson said that he believes he could have made the NFL right out of high school after he compared himself to the professionals during a visit to Cowboys Stadium.
“I remember being in the Cowboys locker room and looking at the RBs like: ‘I’m a little bigger than you, I know I’m faster, I just ran a 10.26 at state.’ And after my freshman year, that confirmed it,” he said.
.@AdrianPeterson says he could’ve played in the NFL right out of high school:
“I remember being in the Cowboys locker room and looking at the RBs like: ‘I’m a little bigger than you, I know I’m faster, I just ran a 10.26 at state.’ And after my freshman year, that confirmed it." pic.twitter.com/U1pZya1eIC
— Club Shay Shay (@ClubShayShay) February 17, 2021
Peterson just wrapped up his first season in the Motor City after carving out his career with the NFC North Division rival Minnesota Vikings, and later with the Washington Football Team.
He’s stated that while he wouldn’t mind a second season in Detroit, he would rather not be a part of a rebuilding situation.
In 2020, he racked up 604 yards on 156 attempts with seven touchdowns.
Former Yankees top-30 prospect Cale Coshow to sign with Tigers
Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila is bringing aboard another arm into the organization.
Per MLB Insider Robert Murray, the Tiger will be signing RHP Cale Coshow to a minor-league contract.
Source: Tigers signing RHP Cale Coshow to minor-league deal. Coshow, 28, was previously a top-30 prospect with the Yankees. He missed last season recovering from Tommy John surgery.
— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) February 17, 2021
The pitcher himself then took to social media to confirm the news:
— Cale Coshow (@c_coshow) February 17, 2021
Coshow, 28, is a former New York Yankees prospect, and spent the first portion of his professional career within the organization. With Triple A Wilks-Barre/Scranton in 2019, he amassed a 5.28 ERA and 1.70 WHIP over 15.1 innings.
He spent all of last season recovering from Tommy John surgery.