Palestine High School Inducts Adrian Peterson + Sandra Cummings-Glover to Wall of Honor
NFL superstar Adrian Peterson and former Olympian Sandra Cummings-Glover were inducted in Palestine High School's Wall of Honor on Friday night during halftime of Palestine's homecoming football game against Pittsburg.
Peterson, a 2004 graduate of Palestine, also had his No. 28 high school jersey retired as part of the ceremony.
Peterson, 28, plays for the Minnesota Vikings after a three-year college career at Oklahoma. He led the NFL in rushing a year ago with 2,097 yards and 12 touchdowns. Peterson rushed for at least 1,298 yards in five of his first six NFL seasons, amassing 81 rushing touchdowns in that span.
Through four games of the 2013 season, Peterson has 421 rushing yards and five touchdowns, putting him on pace for 1,684 yards and 20 touchdowns. Peterson is 730 yards shy of 10,000 for his career, putting him 32nd all-time and only 137 yards behind John Tyler legend Earl Campbell.
Peterson finished his high school career as the consensus No. 1 recruit in the nation out of PHS.
Cummings-Glover, a 1987 Palestine graduate, had a long career as a 400-meter hurdler. She competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, where she finished sixth of 34 competitors. She was ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. from 1991-2007, a span that included a top 10 ranking in the world from 1999-2006.
She won a silver medal at the 2003 World Championships and was a four-time U.S. champion from 1999-2002.
Cummings-Glover, 44, was an all-America selection at Houston before running professionally. She resides in Sugarland.