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Adrian Peterson




  • Acquired: First-round draft choice (seventh overall) in 2007
  • College: Oklahoma
  • NFL season: fourth
  • Set a Vikings record with 18 rushing touchdowns in 2009.
  • Led the league in rushing, the first Viking to accomplish the feat, with 1,760 yards in 2008.
  • Holds the NFL record for yards rushing in a game (296 vs. San Diego 11/4/07).
  • Won the Bert Bell Award as pro football's player of the year in 2008.
  • All-Pro first team the past two seasons, has started the Pro Bowl for the NFC the past three seasons, and was the game's MVP following the 2007 season.
  • With 4,484 rushing yards in his first three seasons is fourth best in NFL history for a fourth-year player.
  • His father, Nelson Peterson, was a college basketball player at Idaho State and his mother, Bonita Jackson, was a track and field standout.
  • Peterson has a daughter, Adeja.

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