People who are close to the NFL’s Adrian Peterson call him A.D., a nickname his father gave him because he could run All Day. From an early age, A.D.’s athletic talent was obvious to everyone who saw him play. He overcame painful losses during his childhood to become the nation’s top high school football player. Peterson then went on to break college football rushing records at the University of Oklahoma before becoming a top NFL draft pick for the Minnesota Vikings. Rushing titles, MVP awards, and Pro Bowl honors have all been part of his stellar professional football career.