(KYTX) - Adrian Peterson from Palestine, TX is the winner of the 2013 ESPY Award's Best Comeback Athlete. Peterson made fast recovery after an ACL injury and was recognized for his accomplishments at the ESPY awards.
The running back from the Minnesota Vikings made an outstanding comeback after suffering from an ACL and MCL surgery back in December 2011.
Other nominees for this award included: Buster Posey from the San Francisco Giants, Peyton Manning from the Broncos, and Mariano Rivera from the Yankees.
Peterson finished the 2012 season with 2,097 rushing yards, eight less than the record in one season.