First, Patrick Peterson achieves NFL history. Then his shoes are immortalized.
The shoes the rookie wore during his 99-yard overtime winning touchdown punt return Nov. 6 against the Rams have been sent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and are on display in Canton. And the request to put the shoes was even before Peterson’s NFL-record-tying fourth TD return this past weekend.
“When I heard the Hall of Fame called, I was obviously extremely flattered,” Peterson told the Hall of Fame website. “To have your name mentioned alongside some of the best players ever to play the game is humbling.”
(The picture of the display with the shoes is below, in the bottom right of the case. They are alongside a pair of mementos from the 2010 season: A jersey of Jaguars receiver Mike Thomas worn when he caught the Hail Mary deflected game-winner against the Texans, and a jersey of Eagles quarterback Michael Vick from the game in which he became the first player to pass for 300 yards, run for 50, throw for four touchdown passes and run for two TDs in a single game.)
I remember the last time the Hall came calling for something.
A quick thought on Peterson: It’s amazing to me that, as much as he dominated college, he’s been a better punt returner in the pros thus far. He averaged 16.1 yards a return with two touchdowns last year at LSU. This year, it’s 18.0 and four touchdowns.
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