EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Nearing the NFL’s single-season rushing record, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is everywhere these days, from magazines, newspapers, radio and TV talk shows and highlight shows.
Tonight he takes on a sitcom nearly as flawlessly as he does NFL defenses.
Peterson is set to appear on tonight’s episode of “The League” on FX, starring as one of the NFL’s stars — himself. During a teaser clip released Peterson is in a small restaurant and he’s approached by the one of the series’ main actors. Peterson says he is visiting his girlfriend in Chicago. “It was fun,” Peterson said earlier Thursday during his weekly interview session with Vikings’ reporters. “I had a good time. My girlfriend on the show, she was hot. It was a good opportunity for me.”
Peterson, who leads the NFL with 1,812 rushing yards this season and is chasing Eric Dickerson’s single-season record of 2,105 rushing yards set in 1984, isn’t new to acting cameos, having appeared on HBO’s “Entourage” in the past.
“The League” is centered around a group of friends and their involvement in their fantasy football league and everyday lives. It’s not the first time Peterson has interacted with fantasy football owners, real or actors. Peterson has said in the past that he’s often received feedback from fantasy football owners through his Twitter account.