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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 -- Dr. Oz Breaks Down Injury ... He'll Be Out This Long (VIDEO)

Adrian Peterson
Dr. Oz Breaks Down Injury He'll Be Out This Long...

Dr. Oz has a message for Adrian Peterson ... even though you might be able to come back this season, it's not necessarily the best idea for your long-term health. Ya gotta check out this… READ MORE >

Vikings Ronnie Hillman -- 'Not Replacing Adrian Peterson' ... 'I'm Gonna Be Me'

Vikings Ronnie Hillman
'Not Replacing Adrian Peterson' ... 'I'm Gonna Be Me'

Ronnie Hillman's NOT going to the Vikings to fill the shoes of future HOFer Adrian Peterson ... he's goin' to help them win a Super Bowl, the newly signed RB tells TMZ Sports. We talked to… READ MORE >

- 5 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- I'm Gunning for Rushing Record ... 'That's My Goal' (VIDEO)

Adrian Peterson
I'm Gunning for Rushing Record ... 'That's My Goal'

Adrian Peterson says he ain't ready to retire anytime soon -- telling TMZ Sports he's got his sights set on breaking the rushing record in 2016.   The Minnesota Vikings running back was… READ MORE >

- 90 days ago
Adrian Peterson Sticks It to Nike ... Signs with Adidas

Adrian Peterson
Sticks It to Nike ... Signs with Adidas

Adrian Peterson's back on his feet when it comes to endorsements -- claiming he's got a brand new deal with Adidas ... after Nike kicked him to the curb last year.   The Swoosh terminated… READ MORE >

- 347 days ago
Adrian Peterson's Son -- Props From Vikings Fans ... After Daddy Dominates!

Adrian Peterson's Son
Props From Vikings Fans ... After Daddy Dominates!

C'mon, this is just adorable ...  Check out Adrian Peterson and his son Adrian Peterson Jr. slappin' high-fives with Minnesota Vikings fans outside TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday ... right after… READ MORE >

- 371 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- Alleged Baby Mama Miscarries ... But Still Wants Cash

Adrian Peterson
Alleged Baby Mama Miscarries ... But Still Wants Cash

Sad news for the woman who claimed she was pregnant with Adrian Peterson's 9th kid -- TMZ Sports has learned she had a miscarriage ... but she's still gunning for AP's cash.  As we previously… READ MORE >

- 391 days ago
Adrian Peterson --  Alleged Baby Mama Demands $2 Million ... Gets Stiff Arm

Adrian Peterson
Alleged Baby Mama Demands $2 Mil ... Gets Stiff Arm

A massage therapist who claims she was knocked up by Adrian Peterson has asked for $1.9 MILLION to care for the kid for 18 years ... but the NFL star has fired back with a big, fat "NO… READ MORE >

- 392 days ago
Jerry Rice -- Adrian Peterson's Still a Beast ... Make Him Your #1 Pick

Jerry Rice
Adrian Peterson's Still a Beast ... Make Him Your #1 Pick

The NFL may be a passing league, but when it comes to fantasy ... the greatest wide receiver of all time says your #1 pick should still be a RUNNING BACK.  We got Jerry Rice out in NYC… READ MORE >

- 395 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- Wife's Preggo ... With His 8th Kid!!!

Adrian Peterson
Wife's Preggo ... With His 8th Kid!!!

There's NO slowing down Adrian Peterson -- especially when it comes to reproduction -- 'cause his wife announced she's 5 months preggo ... which brings his count to EIGHT ... depending on who… READ MORE >

- 469 days ago
Nick Swardson -- I Love the Vikings ... But Adrian Peterson's Gotta Go!

Nick Swardson
I Love the Vikings ... But AP's Gotta Go!

Nick Swardson is a massive Minnesota Vikings fan ... HUUGE ... but the actor tells TMZ Sports his team needs to drop Adrian Peterson, ASAP ... saying he just can't root for a convicted child… READ MORE >

- 496 days ago

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