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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 60-second rant: Better team effort needed

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 6:42 p.m. ET
In Sunday's 24-17 game, it is clear that the Vikings' defense, special teams and Adrian Peterson did their jobs. Everyone else? Not so much.

Vikings' players of the week: Week One

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
Here are the Vikings' top offensive, defensive and special-teams players in Week One.

Vikings-Chargers prediction

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
The Vikings could have trouble against the powerful Chargers.

Peterson gets huge new deal from Vikings

Posted Sept. 10, 2011 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
Following a string of big-money contracts, the Summer of the Running Back continued on Saturday with its biggest deal yet.

Vikings-Chargers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 11:47 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Chargers game.

Why Adrian Peterson, not Arian Foster, should go No. 1

Posted Aug. 31, 2011 @ 10:15 p.m. ET
William Del Pilar makes the argument for why Adrian Peterson should be the top pick in fantasy drafts rather than Arian Foster.

Vikings fantasy focus

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
Here's a look at the Vikings' current skill-position players from a fantasy perspective.

Brady named top player by his peers

Posted July 03, 2011 @ 10:22 p.m. ET
Patriots QB Tom Brady was announced as the top player on Sunday evening, based on an NFL Network poll of current players.

Lockout limbo: Vikings report

Posted May 26, 2011 @ 8 a.m. ET
With NFL teams stuck in a state of limbo thanks to the lingering lockout, we take a look at where things stand with the Vikings.

Draft countdown: Pick No. 7

Posted April 21, 2011 @ 8:58 a.m. ET
PFW looks back at the last 10 players chosen with the seventh pick in the NFL draft, highlighted by the Vikings' selection of Adrian Peterson in 2007.

QBs Rodgers, Vick among finalists for 'Madden' cover

Posted April 11, 2011 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
Voting for the "Madden NFL 12" cover subject has reached the final four.

Draft Dose: How top picks fared in fantasy football

Posted March 09, 2011 @ 9:46 a.m. ET
We take a look back at the past five rookie classes, and examine how the top skill-position player picked fared for fantasy football purposes in Year One.

Transitioning Vikings trying to keep team together, looking for franchise QB

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
Vikings vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman has a clear picture of the QB he'll be targeting in this year's draft and will work hard to re-sign his many key free agents.

Vikings positional analysis: Running backs

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 5:43 p.m. ET
This is the second in a series of position-by-position looks at the Vikings' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. We continue with an analysis of Minnesota’s RB situation.

Vikings like Musgrave's offensive diversity

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 7:41 p.m. ET
Labeling new offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave as strictly a West Coast offensive specialist would be a mistake, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said.

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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