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6/21/08 - Palestine

AD Comes Home Again For Adrian Peterson Day

Last year, the city of Palestine wanted to send Adrian Peterson off to the NFL on a good note. The rookie had been drafted by Minnesota after a record-setting three years at the University of Oklahoma, and his hometown wanted to give him a good luck sendoff.

Well, it certainly worked.

Peterson set NFL records all over the place, capping that first year with a Pro Bowl MVP trophy. Today was the second annual Adrian Peterson day in Palestine.

The day started with a parade through town, featuring Adrian and a whole bunch of his fans wearing his jerseys. For the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year, it's time to set some new goals.

"Getting to the Super Bowl," Peterson said, "that's the ultimate goal. You've got to envision it first to be able to accomplish it, that's first and foremost. I've got personal goals I've set, but that comes second. It's all about team and being successful and getting to the playoffs."

If I rush for two hundred yards and we're in the playoffs, I'm satisfied."

Adrian Peterson Day concluded at the Texas State Railroad, where more than a thousand peopeople came out to honor Palestine's favorite son.

Peterson said next year, he wants to bring his summer football camp home to East Texas.

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