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GSU football legend inspires children before CRCT

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Adrian Peterson spent 18 years of his life playing football, including 8 years with the Chicago Bears. The running back spent Monday afternoon speaking to students to get them ready for end-of-the-year tests.

The Georgia Southern Eagle legend talked to youngsters at Mill Creek Elementary. The students will soon take the Criterion Reference Competency Test. Peterson, a past winner of the Walter Payton award, talked to students about setting and achieving goals.

"When you think I'm just a regular guy from a small town in Florida - smaller than Statesboro - and I achieved my goals. If I can do it they can too," he explained.

Peterson spoke with students about overcoming a severe speech impediment. He also autographed copies of his book - "Don't Dis My Abilities". 

A running back for the Eagles, Peterson was part of two NCAA national championship teams, set numerous NCAA records and was drafted by the Bears in the sixth round.

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