Dozens of NFL players expressed their grief and passed along their condolences via social media as word spread that a two-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had passed away on Friday.
The reigning NFL MVP shared his appreciation for the outpouring of support.
Thank you to my family, my fans and fans of other teams for their support.
The NFL is a fraternity of brothers and I am thankful for the tweets, phone calls and text messages from my fellow players.
God Bless everyone and thank u so much.
The high volume of emotional messages from teammates and opponents is a testament both to Peterson's stature in the NFL but also to the heartbreaking nature of his loss. Here are some of the many messages of support and sorrow.