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Adrian Peterson

Adrian Lewis Peterson (born March 21, 1985 in Palestine, Texas), nicknamed "A. D." (for "All Day") and "Purple Jesus", is an American football running back for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. Peterson was selected by the Vikings with the seventh overall pick in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Oklahoma. While at Oklahoma, Peterson set the NCAA freshman rushing record with 1,925 yards as a true freshman. As a First-team All-American, he also set a freshman record by finishing as the runner-up in the Heisman Trophy balloting (USC's Matt Leinart won the award). Peterson finished as the school's third all-time leading rusher. Following his stellar first pro season in which he set an NFL record for most rushing yards in a single game (296), Peterson was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

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Adrian Peterson's Wife -- Baby's Got (Running) Back

Adrian Peterson's Wife
Baby's Got (Running) Back!

As more information begins to surface about Adrian Peterson's secret marriage to Ashley Brown -- one thing's for sure ... she's smokin' hot!!!!As we previously reported, Adrian and Ashley first… READ MORE >

Adrian Peterson -- YES, I GOT MARRIED!!!

NFL Star Adrian Peterson
YES, I GOT MARRIED!!!

Adrian Peterson is a married man ... TMZ Sports has confirmed. READ MORE >

- 3 days ago
Adrian Peterson Case -- SUSPECT IS A SOCIOPATH ... Says Victim's Mother

Adrian Peterson Case
SUSPECT IS A SOCIOPATH ... Says Victim's Mom

The man who allegedly killed Adrian Peterson's son last year should NEVER have been released from jail ... so says the boy's grandmother who says the suspect is a dangerous sociopath. As we… READ MORE >

- 30 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- Man Accused of Killing Son ARRESTED for Kidnapping Child's Mom

Adrian Peterson
Man Accused of Killing Son Arrested for Kidnapping Child's Mom

The man suspected of killing Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son last year has been ARRESTED -- after officials say he kidnapped the child's mother and attacked her. READ MORE >

- 31 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- My Chick Makes Me Watch Lifetime TV ... AND I LIKE IT!!!!

Adrian Peterson
My Girl Makes Me Watch Lifetime TV ... AND I LIKE IT!!!!

Adrian Peterson watches Lifetime Television ... and he's not ashamed. Sure, the network may be geared toward women ... but the NFL superstar tells TMZ Sports there's one Lifetime show his girl… READ MORE >

- 53 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- Cake Delivery for My Favorite 'N-Word'

Adrian Peterson
Cake Delivery for My Favorite 'N-Word'

Adrian Peterson was like a living, breathing genie last night ... 'cause when his "n-word" DJ Whoo Kid asked for a red velvet cake, AP made it his personal mission to deliver the baked goods. Whoo… READ MORE >

- 176 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- Alleged Child Murderer Released from Jail

Adrian Peterson
Alleged Child Murderer Released from Jail

The man who allegedly beat Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son to death has just been released from jail.27-year-old Joseph Patterson was released from Minnehaha County Jail in South Dakota this… READ MORE >

- 269 days ago
Alleged Killer of Adrian Peterson's Son Charged with Murder

Adrian Peterson
Son's Alleged Killer Charged With Murder

The man who allegedly beat Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son to death was just charged with second degree murder ... TMZ has learned.Joseph Patterson was charged with second degree murder and 2… READ MORE >

- 278 days ago
Adrian Peterson to Baby Mama -- I Never Stiffed You ... On Child Support, Anyway

Adrian Peterson to Baby Mama
I Never Stiffed You ... On Child Support, Anyway

NFL star Adrian Peterson never skimped on child support to the mother of his 2nd child, not once -- despite her claims -- at least according to official documents obtained by TMZ.As we reported… READ MORE >

- 281 days ago
Adrian Peterson's Baby Mama -- He Left Me High & Dry For YEARS

Adrian Peterson's Baby Mama
He Left Me High & Dry For YEARS

Adrian Peterson baby mama #2 Erica Syion left out one HUGE detail when she said the NFL star has taken good financial care of his kids -- back in April, TMZ has learned, she sued his ass for… READ MORE >

- 282 days ago

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