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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

Vikings-Giants matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup to watch when the Giants and Vikings meet Sunday at the Metrodome.

Rice must step up again vs. Giants

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 12:09 a.m. ET
For the Vikings to beat the Giants on Sunday, WR Sidney Rice must be big.

Vikings-Giants matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 7:55 p.m. ET
Here is another key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Giants matchup.

Favre, Harvin, Hutchinson don't practice Thursday

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
The Vikings were without three key offensive players at Thursday's practice.

Five questions with PFW correspondent Judd Zulgad

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 2:16 a.m. ET
We ask Vikings beat writer and PFW correspondent five burning questions about the team this week.

Vikings-Giants matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
Let's take a look at another key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Giants game in Minnesota.

Vikings-Giants matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 6:55 p.m. ET
Let's take a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday's Giants-Vikings game in Minnesota.

Vikings rookie report: Week 13

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in the Week 13 win over the Bills.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week 13

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Let's see how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 38-14 win over the Bills.

Favre has sprain, needs rest

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 5:49 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said QB Brett Favre has a sprained throwing shoulder, which he suffered Sunday, and that his status would be day-to-day

Rice-Jackson connection a hit with Favre out

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
QB Brett Favre left Sunday's game during the first series with a shoulder injury, but it did not slow down the Vikings' offense one bit.

Vikings ink RB Booker from UFL

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
The Vikings have signed RB Lorenzo Booker, who had been playing in the UFL for the Hartford Colonials.

Favre knocked out; Vikings dominate Buffalo

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
The Vikings (5-7) outgained the Bills 387-239 and gave Leslie Frazier a fun afternoon on his first home game since replacing the fired Brad Childress, beating Buffalo 38-14.

Favre out with injury

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre has left the team's Week 13 game vs. the Bills after taking a big hit on the team's first series.

Vikings-Bills prediction

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
The Vikings have to know based on the tape they have watched all week that this is a tough Bills team, but the Vikings will prevail.

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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