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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 OG Hutchinson plans to play with broken thumb

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
Vikings OG Steve Hutchinson said he suffered a broken thumb in Sunday's win over the Redskins but that he expects to play Sunday against the Bills.

Vikings' Peterson has sprained ankle

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 9:48 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has a sprain of his right ankle, interim coach Leslie Frazier said in a radio interview Tuesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

Vikings-Bills matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 6:58 p.m. ET
Let's take a look at a key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Bills game at the Metrodome.

60-second rant: Vikings must respect the Bills

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 6:02 p.m. ET
The Bills come in to the Metrodome on Sunday with nothing to lose and a whole lot of confidence, and the Vikings should not take this one lightly.

Peterson to undergo MRI for ankle injury

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 4 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson left the Vikings' Week 12 victory over the Redskins in the second quarter with an ankle injury and will undergo an MRI Monday to determine the severity of the injury.

Gerhart steps up when Vikings need him

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson limped off the field in the second quarter of Sunday's win, and Toby Gerhart stepped with with some hard running in a very good relief appearance.

Hot assistant coaches who could move up

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 4:33 a.m. ET
With Jason Garrett and Leslie Frazier auditioning for head-coaching jobs and several other vacancies likely arising in 2011, PFW looks at the assistant coaches who have the best shot at becoming head coaches next season.

Frazier wins Viking debut, top 'Skins 17-13

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
New Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier started of his career a winner, as Brett Favre led two scoring drives in a 17-13 victory over the Redskins.

Vikings-Redskins prediction

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
PFW senior editor Eric Edholm says to expect a solid effort by the beleaguered Vikings Sunday against the Redskins.

Vikings fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Vikings' fantasy prospects as they head to D.C. to face the 5-5 Redskins in Week 12.

Vikings-Redskins matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Check out this key matchup in Sunday's game between the Vikings and Redskins at FedEx Field in Week 12.

Favre will get chance to finish things off

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
Interim head coach Leslie Frazier left no doubt about his plans now that he has taken over, keeping QB Brett Favre as the team's starter.

Five questions with PFW Vikings correspondent Judd Zulgad

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly hits up PFW correspondent and Vikings beat writer Judd Zulgad to discuss five hot issues surrounding the team.

Vikings-Redskins matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
Check out this key matchup in Sunday's game between the Vikings and Redskins at FedEx Field in Week 12.

Frazier will have his chance

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
Each week we focus on a Vikings player or coach who is most under the microscope. This week it is interim head coach Leslie Frazier.

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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