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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 RB Peterson has sports hernia repaired

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
The Vikings announced Thursday that RB Adrian Peterson underwent a surgical procedure on a sports hernia injury.

Peterson wins PFW/PFWA MVP honors

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson is the winner of both the MVP and Comebacker Player of the Year awards, as voted by Pro Football Weekly and the PFWA.

Vikings thrived with fewer coaching errors

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 10:59 p.m. ET
A sounder, smarter Vikings coaching staff was a big reason for the team's success in 2012.

Peterson's freakish healing will make others suffer

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
By healing so quickly and turning in his best season to date, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has set an unfair standard for others' rehabilitations.

Peterson, Manning among Players of the Month

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson and Broncos QB Peyton Manning were named the NFC and AFC Offensive Players of the Month, respectively, for December.

MVP Meter: Peterson made Vikings' unlikely run possible

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 9:26 p.m. ET
No player was more indispensable than Vikings RB Adrian Peterson during the 2012 regular season.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers, Vikings in, Bears left out

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
The Vikings earned a rematch with Green Bay in the wild-card playoffs but the Bears have nothing to show for 10 regular-season wins.

Sorting out NFL hardware debate

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 8:43 a.m. ET
Hub Arkush offers arguments for voters to consider regarding the MVP, Comeback Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards.

2013 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl rosters

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 7:49 p.m. ET
Here are the rosters for the Pro Bowl, to be played on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.

Peyton Manning, Peterson make Pro Bowl

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 7:47 p.m. ET
Sensational comebacks have Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson headed for the Pro Bowl.

Peterson belongs in greatest-ever discussion

Posted Dec. 25, 2012 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
Hall of Fame RB Curtis Martin believes that Adrian Peterson is among the best running backs in NFL history.

An early mock draft for 2013

Posted Dec. 20, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
Fantasy football expert Pat Fitzmaurice offers up an early mock draft for 2013, and Adrian Peterson is his top overall pick.

Week 15 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 8:40 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Adrian Peterson, J.J. Watt and Blair Walsh as its Players of the Week.

Peterson, Watt make MVP cases, rally contenders

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
In what might be one of the few true head-to-head battles for MVP either Adrian Peterson or J.J. Watt might have the chance to earn the award in Week 16.

Peterson, Kuechly, Wilson named NFC Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, Panthers LB Luke Kuechly and Giants KR David Wilson were named the NFC Players of the Week for Week 14.

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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