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Adrian Peterson
     

Adrian Peterson

by Michael Sandler
 

While still only a rookie, Adrian Peterson found himself in the record books. In just his ninth professional game, this Minnesota Viking rushed for more yards in a game than any running back in NFL history. In addition to his football heroics, Adrian gives his fans reasons to cheer off the field, too. Adrian flies 20 kids from his hometown to his summer football

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While still only a rookie, Adrian Peterson found himself in the record books. In just his ninth professional game, this Minnesota Viking rushed for more yards in a game than any running back in NFL history. In addition to his football heroics, Adrian gives his fans reasons to cheer off the field, too. Adrian flies 20 kids from his hometown to his summer football camp to teach them about the game. He also works with young athletes from the Special Olympics. Follow Adrian through the biggest moments of his career on and off the field to see how this champion makes a difference.

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Children's Literature - Pat Trattles
Adrian Peterson's dad nicknamed him A.D. (All Day) when he was a child because he never stopped running and exercising. In his first high school football game he rushed for a total of 212 yards, topping it at 340 yards in his second game. By his senior year he was considered the top-ranked football player in the country. He entered the NFL draft after only three years at the University of Oklahoma and was snatched up by the Minnesota Vikings. On November 4, 2007, in only the ninth game of his rookie year, he scored three touchdowns and rushed for a total of 296 yards, the most yards in a game by any running back in NFL history. Peterson was a star off the field as well. The summer after his rookie year he started a summer football camp and flew twenty kids from his hometown of Palestine, Texas to the camp. Along with the organization "Feed the Children" he gave 25,000 pounds of food and other goods to four hundred needy Palestine families. He also started working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Special Olympics, the African American Adoption Agency and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He established the All Day Foundation, which holds special events to raise money for all the groups he supports. Part of the "Football Heroes Making a Difference" series, this book includes a table of contents, detailed index, "The Adrian File" highlighting his accomplishments on and off the field, a glossary, bibliography, and suggestions for further information in books and online. Aimed at upper elementary students, it is a great resource for young football lovers everywhere. With its high interest level and simple, straight forward text, it is also an ideal book for reluctant readers. Reviewer: Pat Trattles

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936087594
Publisher:
Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Football Heroes Making a Difference Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.18(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.28(d)
Lexile:
960L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

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