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Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson - #28 - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 217 lbs.
Birthday 03/21/1985
Birthplace Palestine, TX
College Oklahoma
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 1st round, 7th pick by Vikings

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Att Yds TD
348 2097 12

Senser gets 41 months in fatal Minn. hit-and-run

Posted July 09, 2012 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
The wife of former Viking Joe Senser was sentenced Monday to nearly 3½ years in prison in a hit-and-run crash that killed a man.

Vikings-Titans game time pushed back

Posted July 06, 2012 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
The Vikings-Titans game in Week Five has been moved from a noon CT kickoff to 3:25 p.m. CT to accommodate the Twin Cities Marathon.

McNabb wise to job hunt, but not to fool himself

Posted June 29, 2012 @ 9:54 p.m. ET
I don’t blame Donovan McNabb for wanting to come back to the NFL, but he's no starting quarterback.

Vikings like Webb's QB potential behind Ponder

Posted June 23, 2012 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
While Christian Ponder will enter training camp as the Vikings' starting QB, the intriguing Joe Webb will continue to develop at the position.

Harvin a complex puzzle not easily solved

Posted June 22, 2012 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
Trying to figure out Percy Harvin or his motives is near-impossible, and the next two years the Vikings will try their best to hang on for the ride.

Back to work: Harvin returns to Vikings minicamp

Posted June 21, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Percy Harvin was back on the field Thursday, laughing with teammates and participating fully in the last practice of minicamp.

Harvin skips Vikings practice

Posted June 20, 2012 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
WR Percy Harvin skipped the Vikings' mandatory minicamp practice Wednesday, and no one knows when he will be back.

Vikings WR Harvin requests trade

Posted June 20, 2012 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Percy Harvin has requested a trade, as first reported by Jon Krawczynski of The Associated Press.

NFL suspends Vikings WR Simpson three games

Posted June 11, 2012 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
The NFL officially suspended Vikings WR Jerome Simpson for three games on Monday for violating the league’s substance-abuse poiicy.

Leber announces he's retiring

Posted June 09, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
Former Chargers, Vikings and Rams LB Ben Leber announced he is retiring on Minneapolis radio station KFAN on Friday.

Vikings FB Felton apologizes for DUI arrest

Posted June 06, 2012 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
Vikings FB Jerome Felton apologized for being arrested for DUI last weekend.

Reports: Vikings FB Felton arrested for DWI

Posted June 02, 2012 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
Vikings FB Jerome Felton was arrested late Friday night on suspicion of driving while impaired. 

Vikings ink first-round S Smith

Posted May 31, 2012 @ 2:27 p.m. ET
The Vikings have signed first-round S Harrison Smith, according to multiple reports. It is a standard four-year deal with an option for a fifth.

Vikings CB Allen retires

Posted May 30, 2012 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Asher Allen informed the team that he decided to retire, Leslie Frazier told reporters after the team’s OTA on Wednesday.

NFC North players in the crosshairs

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each NFC North team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Lions DT Ndamukong Suh.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Feb. 07, 2013
Peterson had surgery for a sports hernia on Thursday. The Vikings made the announcement on their website and say they "expect a speedy recovery with no long-term concerns." Peterson had the procedure in Philadelphia.||||||| Peterson, who also was named offensive player of the year after returning from a torn ACL to rush for 2,097 yards, was bothered by an abdominal injury for the last month of the season. He sat out the fourth quarter against Houston in December, which may have kept him from breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record.
Posted Feb. 02, 2013
Peterson's sensational season following major knee surgery has earned him The Associated Press 2012 NFL Most Valuable Player Award.||||||| Earlier Saturday, Peterson won Offensive Player of the Year. The Minnesota Vikings running back finished with 2,019 yards, a mere 9 yards short of breaking Eric Dickerson's rushing record. Peterson beat out Peyton Manning, who in his first season as Denver's quarterback contended for a fifth MVP trophy. Manning's four are a record. Peterson received 30 1-2 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the NFL. Manning got the other 19 1-2 votes.
Posted Jan. 12, 2013
Peterson was an unanimous choice for The Associated Press All-Pro team announced Saturday.||||||| Peterson, who came within 9 yards of breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record, is a three-time All-Pro.
Posted Jan. 07, 2013
Peterson isn't about to let up after his awe-inspiring season for the Minnesota Vikings. After rushing for 2,097 yards and nearly breaking the NFL record just one year after reconstructive surgery on his left knee, Peterson is planning on a similarly intense offseason regimen.||||||| Peterson said Monday as the Vikings cleared out their lockers that he wants to get as many teammates as he can to join him for his workouts. The Vikings lost in Green Bay to the Packers in the NFC playoffs on Saturday to finish 10-7, a seven-win improvement from last year. Peterson said he'll take some time to rest his body, but not much. He said his rehabilitation program showed him the benefit of starting preseason training early.
Posted Jan. 06, 2013
Peterson was held to 99 yards in Saturday's playoff loss - an improvement after gaining 199 and 210 in the first two games against Green Bay.||||||| It was only the second time in the last 11 games that he was held below 100 yards.

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