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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Peterson says he regrets 'situation' with his son, addresses future

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 21 2014 - 8:59 AM

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, in his first interview since NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended him for at least the rest of the season, expressed remorse for harming his 4-year-old son...

With Adrian Peterson suspension, NFL signals a tougher stand

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 18 2014 - 11:45 PM

The Adrian Peterson case has shifted from the playing field to far larger issues.In suspending the Minnesota Vikings star running back for at least the remainder of this season, the National Football...

Peterson accuses NFL of lying, adopting 'new process of discipline'

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 17 2014 - 6:45 AM

Adrian Peterson’s desire to return quickly to the Vikings has ramped up the acrimony between the NFL and the league’s players association.Peterson on Sunday accused the NFL of lying and...

Will he play? Adrian Peterson decision now in NFL's hands

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 6 2014 - 2:19 PM

Now that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has entered into a plea agreement in Texas, avoiding jail time while resolving his child abuse case quickly, Peterson’s situation is no longer a...

Star attorney will defend Adrian Peterson in child-abuse case

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 29 2014 - 2:06 AM

Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson’s Texas attorney is as much an MVP in the courtroom as the running back is on a football field.In his taupe and gray suits paired with sherbet-colored ties, the...

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