College Football Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson and Georgia Southern alum, has been named the director of student-athlete development for the Georgia Southern football program, as announced Tuesday by head coach Chad Lunsford.
Peterson takes over for Andrew Dodge, who moved to an on-field coaching assignment toward.
"It’s an honor to be back, at Georgia Southern, a University that helped me grow as a young man," Peterson said. "Now I get the opportunity help our student-athletes grow on and off the field."
Peterson’s No. 3 jersey is retired at Georgia Southern and he still stands as the NCAA’s Division I all-time leading rusher with 6,559 yards in regular-season contests. He has more than 9,000 yards counting playoffs.
He is already a member of GS’s Athletics Hall of Fame and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in December.
The Alachua, Florida, native was a four-time All-American and was the first sophomore to win the Walter Payton Award, given to the top player in the FCS.