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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' offense starting to evolve after Childress

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 12:59 a.m. ET
There has been speculation about how the Vikings' offense might change without Brad Childress' fingerprints on it, and we're starting to see what that effect is.

Bieniemy leaving Vikings for OC job at Colorado

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy confirmed to the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Saturday that he has taken the University of Colorado's offensive coordinator position.

Five questions with Vikings RB Toby Gerhart

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 5:24 p.m. ET
PFW chatted this week with Vikings RB Toby Gerhart, coming off his 22-carry, 76-yard game against the Redskins. We asked him five questions — plus a bonus sixth — about his season to date.

Report: RB coach Bieniemy wanted at Colorado

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
The Denver Post is reporting that Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy could be in line to be the offensive coordinator at University of Colorado if Redskins TE coach Jon Embree accepts the school's head-coaching position. Embree has reportedly been ...

Vikings MVP Meter: Week 12

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 17-13 win over the Redskins:

60-second rant: Vikings must respect the Bills

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 6:02 p.m. ET
The Bills come in to the Metrodome on Sunday with nothing to lose and a whole lot of confidence, and the Vikings should not take this one lightly.

Peterson to undergo MRI for ankle injury

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 4 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson left the Vikings' Week 12 victory over the Redskins in the second quarter with an ankle injury and will undergo an MRI Monday to determine the severity of the injury.

Gerhart steps up when Vikings need him

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson limped off the field in the second quarter of Sunday's win, and Toby Gerhart stepped with with some hard running in a very good relief appearance.

Vikings fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Vikings' fantasy prospects as they head to D.C. to face the 5-5 Redskins in Week 12.

Vikings-Redskins matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
Check out this key matchup in Sunday's game between the Vikings and Redskins at FedEx Field in Week 12.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week 11

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 31-3 loss to the Packers.

Vikings They Said It: Players' responses to Childress, Frazier

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
Here is a collection of quotes distributed by the Vikings' P.R. staff following the dismissal of head coach Brad Childress and the hiring of interim head coach Leslie Frazier.

Vikings' players of the week: Week 11

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
The Vikings’ offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week in their 31-3 throttling by the Packers in Week 11.

Vikings must consider Rice's inactivity long term

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
The Vikings have one eye on 2011, and they must make some critical decisions regarding the future of their roster this coming offseason.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week 10

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 27-13 loss to the Bears.

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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