Late in Thursday night's Washington Redskins-Minnesota Vikings game, fans in Minneapolis showered Adrian Peterson with cheers, causing the running back to choke up.
Peterson moved into sixth-place on the NFL's all-time rushing list earlier in the game, a Vikings victory, which was shown on the scoreboards. The announcement led to a prolonged ovation, chants of "AP!" and Peterson twice waving to the crowd.
Peterson spent 10 years with the Vikings, rushing for a franchise-record 11,747 yards and 97 touchdowns.
"I had to hold tears back, to be honest," Peterson said. "It was special, a special moment."
He rushed for 76 yards on 14 carries for the Redskins in defeat.