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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


Att Yds TD
348 2097 12

Peterson named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 3 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his 23-carry, 160-yard game against the Lions in Week Three.

Vikings' 60-second rant: Peterson is Vikings' only hope

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 9:49 p.m. ET
It's becoming clear that for the Vikings to come close to kissing the sky again this season, RB Adrian Peterson is going to have to be the focal point of the offense.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week Three

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
Here's a look at the Vikings' MVP candidates through three games.

Vikings lean on Peterson, run defense in win

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
The Vikings still have work to do with their passing game, but the good news is that they have RB Adrian Peterson and a strong run defense to lean on.

Vikings players of the week

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 2:16 a.m. ET
The Vikings' offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week in their 24-10 win over the Lions in Week Three.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week Two

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 2:13 a.m. ET
Despite being stopped by the Dolphins on 4th-and-goal, RB Adrian Peterson has been the Vikings' most valuable player through two games.

They said it: Vikings edition

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 3:26 p.m. ET
Quotes following the Vikings' Week Two loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.

Dolphins' 'D' leads them past Vikings

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 4:10 p.m. ET
The Miami defense stopped Vikings RB Adrian Peterson at the 1-yard line to preserve a 14-10 victory.

Five questions with Vikings correspondent Judd Zulgad

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 6:46 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly hits up Vikings beat writer Judd Zulgad for all the latest happenings each week with the team.

Fast start unlikely for Vikings this year

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 3:33 a.m. ET
Minnesota may have to rely more heavily on RB Adrian Peterson because their passing game is likely to struggle early in the season. Peterson appears eager for a bigger workload, but we hear the coaches may be reluctant to grant ...

Harvin returns to Vikings practice

Posted Aug. 16, 2010 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Last year's Offensive Rookie of the Year Percy Harvin has returned to Vikings training camp for the first time in over two weeks.

Fitz's Four-Course Fantasy Feast

Posted Aug. 11, 2010 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
What effect would the presence or absence of Brett Favre have on other Vikings skill-position players, such as WR Percy Harvin? Pat Fitzmaurice offers his insights into this and other fantasy draft-related issues.

Fitz's Four-Course Fantasy Feast

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Pat Fitzmaurice offers his perspective on several draft-related issues that fantasy owners will need to consider, including how highly to value Ravens RB Ray Rice.

Peterson, Vikings at odds? Not clear yet

Posted July 15, 2010 @ 3:47 p.m. ET
Most of the speculation surrounding RB Adrian Peterson and his happiness with the Vikings this offseason has come from speculative reports, but we hear there might not be much to them.

Vikings make interesting pick with Gerhart

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 11:08 p.m. ET
The Vikings drafted a running back with their second pick, and you can put a positive or a negative spin on them taking Stanford's Toby Gerhart.

Childress puts Peterson's fumbling into perspective

Posted Feb. 27, 2010 @ 8:52 p.m. ET
When asked about his star player's fumbling problems, Vikings head coach Brad Childress wasn't about to deny its existence.

Childress literally sings his players' praises

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
Forget about Brett Favre. In his interview with the national media at the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday morning, Vikings head coach Brad Childress was more interested in singing about Bat Masterson.

Hutchinson thinks Vikings can keep on running

Posted Jan. 21, 2010 @ 4:10 p.m. ET
The Vikings were a running team before Brett Favre arrived. And though his passing success, in theory, should have bolstered the run game, the opposite has happened.


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.