MINNEAPOLIS - NFL Most Valuable Player Adrian Peterson will be featured on a series of three Wheaties boxes.
"It's an honor to add Adrian Peterson to our growing Team Wheaties family," Jim Wilson, Wheaties marketing manager, said in a news release. "Adrian embodies the heart of a champion whether he's scoring touchdowns or giving back to his community."
The first of the limited-edition boxes will be available at stores starting this week. The boxes will be available nationwide.
"I remember as a kid growing up and hearing my parents tell me that I'd better eat my Wheaties," said Peterson in a news release. "I never thought that as a kid that I would actually be on the same box that once had my childhood heroes on it. I am blessed and fortunate to have such an incredible honor."
In 2012, Peterson returned to the game after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament and had his best season as a professional earning him both player of the year and MVP awards.
He finished with 2,097 yards. He finished nine yards away from breaking Eric Dickerson's all-time mark.
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