AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share

Adrian Peterson

Adrian L. Peterson
Peterson at the 2008 Pro Bowl
NameAdrian Peterson
CaptionPeterson at the 2008 Pro Bowl
Width200
CurrentteamMinnesota Vikings
Currentnumber28
CurrentpositionRunning back
Birth DateMarch 21, 1985(age 31)
Birth PlacePalestine, Texas
Heightft6
Heightin1
Weight217
CollegeOklahoma
Draftyear2007
Draftround1
Draftpick7
Debutyear2007
DebutteamMinnesota Vikings
Pastteams * Minnesota Vikings (2007 present)
StatusActive
Highlights * Hall Trophy (2003) * ESPN RISE High School Football Player of the Decade (2000s) * College awards and honors * AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2007) * PFWA Offensive Rookie of the Year (2007) * Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year (2007) *  4× Pro Bowl selection (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) * 4× All-Pro selection (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) * NFC Rushing Champion (2007) * NFL Rushing Title (2008) * Pro Bowl MVP (2008) * FedEx Ground Player of the Year Award (2008) * Bert Bell Award (2008) * NFL awards * NFL records
Statweek3
Statseason2011
Statlabel1Rushing yards
Statvalue16,078
Statlabel2Average rushing yards
Statvalue24.8
Statlabel3Rushing TDs
Statvalue355
Statlabel4Receptions
Statvalue4127
Statlabel5Receiving yards
Statvalue51,216
Statlabel6Receiving TDs
Statvalue62
NflPET260705

     Home | NFL | Adrian L. Peterson





Adrian Lewis Peterson (born March 21, 1985), nicknamed "A. D." (for "All Day") and "Purple Jesus", is an American football running back for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). Peterson was selected by the Vikings with the seventh overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Oklahoma.

While at Oklahoma, Peterson set the NCAA freshman rushing record with 1,925 yards as a true freshman during the 2004 season. As a First-team All-American, he became the first freshman to finish as the runner-up in the Heisman Trophy balloting behind USC quarterback Matt Leinart. Peterson finished his college football career as the Sooners' third all-time leading rusher.

Following his stellar first pro season in which he set an NFL record for most rushing yards in a single game (296), Peterson was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. He was then awarded the MVP award for his performance in the Pro Bowl and became only the fifth player in NFL history to have more than 3,000 yards through his first two seasons. In 2010, he became the fifth fastest player to run for 5,000 yards, doing so in his 51st game. Currently, Peterson has the third highest average rushing yards per game total in NFL history (min. 50 games) with an average of 97.1, trailing Jim Brown (104.3) and Barry Sanders (99.8).


Warning: simplexml_load_file(http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos/-/Adrian/Peterson?orderby=viewCount&max-results=10) [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos/-/Adrian/Peterson?orderby=viewCount&max-results=10" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260