EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Putting together one of the most remarkable seasons for a running back in NFL history, Minnesota Vikings' star Adrian Peterson is rightfully gaining attention nationwide as a possible MVP candidate.
Peterson's legend grows with every 50-plus yard run, every 100-yard rushing game. Meanwhile, one of the big reasons Peterson could become just the seventh player in league history to run for 2,000 yards quietly goes about his business, content and proud in what he's helping Peterson to accomplish.
Fullback Jerome Felton receives very little fanfare, even locally, as the lead blocker in the league's third-ranked rushing attack. Felton won't gain notoriety from his statistical line -- zero rushes this season, two catches but as Peterson blows through defensive fronts loaded up to stop him, it's often Felton getting the initial punch to set Peterson free.
"They brought me in here to, like I said, make life a little easier on him, and I l...