On Wednesday, Adrian Peterson was honored at a Super Bowl conference at Tampa,FL. He was named the FedEx Ground Player of the Year.Peterson was had a record setting season for the Vikes. He broke the single season rushing record as well as the only Viking running back to win the rushing title.He had 1,760 rushing yards and rushed over 100 yards in 10 games this season.Peterson is the 5th player to reach 3,000 yards on the ground by their second season.
FedEx will donated $25,000 in Peterson's honor to the Safe Kids USA chapter in Minneapolis. Safe Kids is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury.
Peterson Awards this season:
- 2008 Best Breakthrough Athlete ESPY Award
- 2008 Pro Bowl
- 2008 All-Pro Running Back
- 2008 FedEx Ground Player of the year