"I don't want him to break it," Dickerson told Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com. "I'll be honest. I don't want to see it. If anyone ever broke it, and if my son played football, I'd want my son to break it. But that's it. No one else.
"Again, he's a phenomenal player and seems like a good dude. If a player was to break it, I'd probably want it to be Adrian, but I like having the record. I don't think it's going to be broken."
Dickerson stressed that Peterson is a class guy. But Dickerson also said he wasn't nervous about the Minnesota Vikings' star runner breaking his record. Peterson would need to average 168 rushing yards per game to pull it off. It's not like there are cupcakes left on the Vikings' schedule: The St. Louis Rams, Houston Texans and Green Bay Packers are the final three opponents.
"As I got close to the record, teams got nastier and nastier," Dickerson said.
Just don't expect Dickerson to closely watch the chase. He says he doesn't watch football or other sports anymore.
He should get used to this conversation because we wouldn't be surprised to see Peterson make another run at Dickerson in 2013.Follow Gregg Rosenthal on Twitter @greggrosenthal.