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Old 12-27-2011, 11:34 AM   #65
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Default Re: Adrian Peterson tears ACL, needs reconstructive surgery

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Originally Posted by KG215
This reminds me of a conversation that has been had, in some form, with primetime over and over. I'm pretty sure he has claimed Peterson could retire tomorrow and be a HOFer. Say this is the end for AP as a dominant back (and I really hope it's not) would his current body of work be enough to get him in the HOF?

Five Seasons: 72 GP, 6,714 yards (59th all-time), 63 TD (T-37th), 4.8 ypc (T-37th), 93.3 ypg (4th)

But this does beg the question, if his career were done after today, would those numbers be good enough to get him in the HOF?

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Not before guys like Priest Holmes and Terrell Davis. Unfortunately, he'd have to get in the long line of RB who had 3-5 huge years and, due to either overuse, injury, bad luck or a combination of them all, saw it end there.
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