High school: Palestine High School (Palestine, Texas)
Position: Running back
40-yard dash time (year): 4.40 seconds (2007)
Height/weight: 6-foot-1, 220 pounds
NFL career: 14 seasons (2007-present)
Teams: Minnesota Vikings (2007-16), New Orleans Saints (2017), Arizona Cardinals (2017), Washington Redskins (2018-19), Detroit Lions (2020-present)
Career highlights: NFL Most Valuable Player (2012), NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2012), seven-time NFL All-Pro (2007-10, 2012, 2013, 2015), seven-time Pro Bowl (2007-10, 2012, 2013, 2015), NFL 2010s All-Decade Team, NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2007)
Bottom line: Adrian Peterson isn't just one of several likely Hall of Famers on this list. He's as sure of a first-ballot lock as you'll find.
The three-time NFL rushing yards champion and two-time NFL rushing touchdowns leader was simply uncatchable in his prime once he got into the open field.
Few running backs in the history of the NFL have been this big, strong, talented and fast.