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Adrian Peterson visits Savannah youth

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His NFL days are long behind him,  but he is still takes time every single season to visit children. Sharing a message of determination and strength.


Former Georgia Southern star Adrian Peterson spent some time in Savannah Thursday night.   Talking to a group of kids at Performance Initiative Fitness on the cities Eastside.   His stop here was just one of a couple of dozen AP says he's made the last few days.  From the Macon area,  To Statesboro region to here in Savannah to the Golden Isles. The message,  he overcame a serious speech impediment and made it all the way to the NFL where he played for 8 years.  A true story of determination.

"I tell them that the on the field stuff was the easy part." He says.  "My speech impediment is something I've had to overcome for a long time." "I still do."  "But I tell them with strength and determination you can overcome."

AP says he visits the area every year and had spent time in roughly 20 schools this week

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