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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

Peterson, Willis and Crosby named NFC Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 12, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, 49ers LB Patrick Willis and Packers PK Mason Crosby were named NFC Players of the Week for Week Five.

Peterson named NFC Player of the Week

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 6:51 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week Five.

Vikings stock report: Week Five

Posted Oct. 10, 2011 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
Here are three positives and three negatives following the Vikings' first win of the season.

Vikings players of the week: Week Five

Posted Oct. 10, 2011 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
These were the standout players on offense, defense and special teams in the Vikings' 34-10 victory over the Cardinals.

Vikings-Cardinals matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 07, 2011 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Cardinals game.

Vikings stock report: Week Four

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
Here's the Vikings stock report — three areas of the team heading in the right direction and three going in the wrong direction — following the Vikings' loss to the Chiefs.

Vikings-Chiefs prediction

Posted Oct. 02, 2011 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
One of these winless teams, the Vikings or the Chiefs, will get into the win column this week.

Vikings-Chiefs matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Chiefs game.

Vikings 60-second rant: Give Peterson the ball

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
The Vikings could help their second-half offense if they start giving the ball to their best player, Adrian Peterson, after halftime.

Vikings players of the week: Week Three

Posted Sept. 26, 2011 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
PFW senior editor Eric Edholm picks the Vikings players of the week on offense, defense and special teams in their 26-23 Week Three overtime loss to the Lions.

Vikings stock report: Week Two

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
Time to look at the Vikings' stock report — three up and three down following the loss to the Buccaneers in Week Two.

Vikings seeking ways to finish off games

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
Just like in Week One against the Chargers, the Vikings held a second-half lead against the Buccaneers; and just like the first game, the Vikings gave it away.

Vikings' players of the game: Week Two

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 12:51 a.m. ET
Here are the offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week in the loss to the Buccaneers in Week Two.

Vikings-Buccaneers prediction

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
The Vikings come home with some questions to answer, mostly about their passing game and their stamina on defense.

Vikings-Buccaneers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to consider for Sunday's Vikings-Buccaneers game in Minnesota.

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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