Adrian Peterson

A star running back for the Minnesota Vikings,he was named the NFL MVP in 2012. That season, less than a year after career-threatening major knee surgery, Peterson ran for 2,097 rushing yards, just 9 yards shy of breaking Eric Dickerson's single season all-time record.

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Palestine, Texas




Minnesota Vikings


Running back




6 ft. 1 in.


217 lb.


University of Oklahoma


$8 million in 2012


NFL Most Valuable Player (2012), NFL Rushing Champion (2008, 2012), All-Pro (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012), NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2012), NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2007), Pro Bowl MVP (2007)

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Klobuchar, Pawlenty, Adrian Peterson, Lindsey Vonn to attend White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

BLOG POST Updated: May 3 2014 - 5:19 AM

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former U.S. Attorney for Minnesota B. Todd...

Vikings notes: Peterson more involved in passing game

ARTICLE Updated: May 2 2014 - 1:12 AM

As Adrian Peterson watched tape of Norv Turner’s offenses from San Diego and Cleveland, it didn’t take long for him to realize his role was going to be a little different in...

Vikings GM Rick Spielman: 'Adrian's not going anywhere'

BLOG POST Updated: Jan 24 2014 - 5:01 PM

If you think there’s a chance the Vikings might trade running back Adrian Peterson, general manager Rick Spielman rejected the hypothetical this week.“Adrian’s not going...

Is Adrian Peterson's latest surgery cause for concern?

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 24 2014 - 6:32 AM

The Vikings announced running back Adrian Peterson had groin surgery Thursday and is “expected to make a full recovery in approximately six weeks.”But then what?This makes three offseason...

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