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Peterson lives up to the hype

Updated: December 10, 2004, 9:54 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

The date was Sept. 18, the opponent was Oregon. Oklahoma center Vince Carter recalls it as "a basic inside zone play." Carter was supposed to burst off the line of scrimmage and block a linebacker to make the play go.

"I couldn't get my hands on him," Carter recalled. "I saw Adrian (Peterson) out of the corner of my eye. He hit the sideline so fast, he was already gone and I hadn't done anything yet."

The Oregon game was when the kid they're calling the LeBron James of football began ...

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