Statesboro, GA (Sports Network) - Former Georgia Southern running back and
NCAA Division I career rushing leader Adrian Peterson will release his
autobiography, "Don't Dis My Abilities," in late September.
Peterson's book tells stories of victories and times of struggle for the 1999
Walter Payton Award winner, while facing difficult challenges with the embrace
of a campus community, stuttering and finding faith through his infant
daughter's medical crisis.
Peterson will return to Statesboro with former Eagles quarterbacks Tracy Ham
and Greg Hill and several members of Georgia Southern's 1999 Division I-AA (now
FCS) national championship team to meet with fans and sign copies of his book.
The book, through Imprint Publishing, is to be sold exclusively through Georgia
Southern's University Store and its online address for the first month of its
release. Pre-release orders are being taken at the University Store at
912-478-5181 and online at GSUStore.com.
Peterson, who has worked with charities in Chicago, Statesboro and Florida,
will donate a portion of the book sales to fund a scholarship at GSU.
Considered to be one of the greatest college football running backs of all-
time, Peterson was a four-time consensus All-America selection and won two
national championships with the Eagles in 1999 and 2000. He became the first
sophomore to win the Payton Award while rushing for 2,704 yards and 40
touchdowns, rushing for over 100 yards in 1999.
After being drafted in 2002, Peterson spent eight seasons with the Chicago
Bears in the NFL.
Peterson, or "AP" as many Eagles faithful call him, will be inducted into the
Georgia Southern Athletics Hall of Fame at halftime of the Eagles' Sept. 29
game against Samford.
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