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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

Five questions with Vikings correspondent Tom Pelissero

Posted Dec. 29, 2011 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
We posed five burning questions as the 3-12 Vikings head into their final game before an offseason full of questions.

Vikings stock report: Week 16

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 12:44 a.m. ET
Here are three players up and three down from the Vikings' 33-26 Week 16 win over the Redskins.

Vikes hopeful Peterson is ready for Week One

Posted Dec. 26, 2011 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
The Vikings hope Adrian Peterson is ready for Week One, but that is far from guaranteed at this point.

Vikings place RB Peterson on I.R.

Posted Dec. 26, 2011 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
The Vikings placed RB Adrian Peterson on injured reserve Monday and promoted rookie RB Caleb King from the practice squad.

Vikings' Peterson tears ACL; Ponder has possible concussion

Posted Dec. 24, 2011 @ 11:51 p.m. ET
An MRI has revealed that Vikings RB Adrian Peterson tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the team's Week 16 game against the Redskins.

Peterson, Ponder leave the game

Posted Dec. 24, 2011 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson left Saturday's game with an apparent left knee injury and QB Christian Ponder left with a concussion.

Vikings-Redskins matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 23, 2011 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup for Saturday's Vikings-Redskins game in D.C.

Sixty-second rant: Vikings must bolster offense while Peterson's in prime

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 5 p.m. ET
It's going to be a big enough chore to remake the Vikings' aging defense, but capitilizing on Adrian Peterson's prime is of prime importance.

Vikings-Saints matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 15, 2011 @ 6:27 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup as the Vikings prepare to host the Saints in a Week 15 tilt in Minnesota.

Vikings must find more toys for Ponder

Posted Dec. 09, 2011 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
The Vikings have needs all over, but it's clear that rookie QB Christian Ponder needs more weapons next season.

Vikings RB Peterson returns to practice

Posted Dec. 08, 2011 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson returned to practice on Thursday and took part in individual drills. He has missed the last two games with a sprained left ankle.

Peterson won't play Sunday

Posted Dec. 02, 2011 @ 3:08 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will not play Sunday against the Broncos, according to head coach Leslie Frazier.

Vikings rule Peterson out for Sunday

Posted Nov. 26, 2011 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced Saturday that they have downgraded RB Adrian Peterson's status for Sunday's game against the Falcons to out.

Vikings' Peterson has high ankle sprain

Posted Nov. 21, 2011 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
An MRI has revealed that Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has a high ankle sprain, according to head coach Leslie Frazier. His status for Sunday's game at the Falcons is unknown.

Ponder must hold up with Peterson out

Posted Nov. 21, 2011 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
With Adrian Peterson hobbled by a high ankle sprain, QB Christian Ponder will have to stand tall in his absence.


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.