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.
6 ft. 1 in.
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)
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Adrian Peterson has his eyes on the NFL rushing record, and hopes for a championship. He gets the competitive fire from his mother, a former track star.
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