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Peterson Not Focused On All-Time Rushing Record

The record is currently held by Dallas Cowboys great Emmitt Smith

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Peterson Not Focused On All-Time Rushing Record

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson admits that he’d like to finish his career as the NFL’s All-Time Leading Rusher, but he says the mark isn’t anything he obsesses over. In fact, while in the Dallas area to host a football camp this week, Peterson said it’s not even something he thinks about all that much.

Not very often,” Peterson said, per the Dallas Morning News. “It’s something that I want to accomplish just being the competitor that I am, but that’s not something I focus on. I feel like me focusing more so on being the best player to help my team.

“I want to be the best player to ever play the game, first off. To do that, a lot of hard work comes with that. And I want to help my team win championships. I feel like by me doing that then the records will come. I try not to worry about them because I feel like they’ll come eventually.”

As the Morning News’ Jon Machota points out, Peterson would have to play six and a half seasons at his current pace to overtake the current All-Time Leading Rusher, Dallas Cowboys’ great Emmitt Smith.

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