Peterson's record-setting cleats sent to Hall

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 3:23 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Only 11 games into his NFL career, Cardinals rookie Patrick Peterson has achieved what all players want when they retire: a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

After tying the single-season record with four punt-return touchdowns and becoming the only player to ever have all four returns be 80 yards or longer, a pair of Peterson's cleats will be on display in Canton, Ohio. The size 12 Nikes that Peterson wore in Week Nine, when he had a 99-yard return in overtime to beat the Rams, were shipped to the Hall this week.

The return was the second-longest punt return in NFL history and tied for the longest overtime play ever.

Peterson was named the NFC's special-teams player of the week after scoring on an 80-yard punt return in Week 12 against the Rams.