Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson went on Reddit for a “ask me anything” session. Here are some highlights.
On who he thinks the best rookie running back in the NFL is:
The Green Bay Packers’ “eddie lacy, but he’s on a passing team. but that was a real good pickup… that i didnt like”
On the hard handshakes he gives reporters:
“lol! you got me on this one, i actually do put a little more into it for some of the reporters. they’re like sour patch kids! guys can be so nice and so sour at times”
On the toughest challenge he’s faced:
“toughest challenge was losing my brother at a young age. i was age of 7. just holding him and seeing it happen, it happened right in front of me. holding him, trying to call his name and he wan’t responding. at the time he was braindead but i didnt know. that was the toughest thing to deal with but it was the one thing that made me who i am.”
On his best friends in the NFL:
“larry fitzgerald is a guy im cool with, cromartie, sidney rice, percy, even though he only answers the phone every blue moon, arian foster, andre johnson, antonio smith, leon washington, jacoby jones”
On a subreddit page called “The Church of Purple Jesus”:
“mixed emotions. thats pretty funny but im a big on faith. i dont really like to be called purple jesus because there’s only one. i get what theyre sayin though.”
On coming within nine yards of the NFL’s single-season rushing record last season:
“it was a little confusing. 9 yards! i dunno it was bittersweet at the time because we had just won as a team, we were in the playoffs, knocked chicago out, but to be 9 yards short. i knew i didnt break it cuz they would have announced it. to get so close. thats the bitter part.”
On his plans following his NFL career:
“sit back, relax, make a lot of money, enjoy life!”
Do you prefer AD or AP? (This question obviously came from a clueless fan)
Had the Vikings not drafted you in 2007, which team would you have preferred to go to?
When you’re not running over, around, and through people, how do you like to spend your days? What are your hobbies?
“my hobbies are call of duty, laying in bed relaxin. im a homebody. i like to shoot pool, like to bowl, like to fish even though i havent gone in like two years.”
For the complete AMA with Peterson, click here.