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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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Latavius Murray: I Won't Wear #28 On Vikings ... Too Much Respect for AP

Latavius Murray:
I Won't Wear #28 On Vikings ... Too Much Respect for AP

Latavius Murray -- who just signed with the Vikings -- says he will NOT continue to wear #28 on his new team ... because he doesn't want to disrespect Adrian Peterson.  The former Oakland… READ MORE >

Adrian Peterson Does Local News Interview ... Reporter Has No Idea (VIDEO + PHOTO)

Adrian Peterson
Does Local News Interview ... Reporter Has No Idea

Would you recognize NFL superstar Adrian Peterson if he was walking down the street?  How about if you were a reporter interviewing him for a story about road rage?  That's the… READ MORE >

- 24 days ago
Adrian Peterson BEASTING OUT In Gym ... I'm NOT On a Decline (VIDEO)

Adrian Peterson
BEASTING OUT In Gym ... I'm NOT On a Decline

Adrian Peterson is showing NFL teams he's still a FREAK IN THE GYM ... posting footage from a recent workout to prove he's still got the power and explosiveness to dominate in the league. In the… READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
Adrian Peterson Says Teddy Bridgewater Might Not Miss 2017 (Video)

Adrian Peterson
Teddy Bridgewater Might Not Miss 2017

Great news for Vikings fans ... Teddy Bridgewater's injury may not be as bad as people think -- so says Adrian Peterson.  We saw AP leaving a Super Bowl party in Houston last night and asked… READ MORE >

- 50 days ago
Nick Swardson Has Advice For Adrian Peterson ... Shut It Down, Bro (VIDEO)

Nick Swardson
Advice For Adrian Peterson ... Shut It Down, Bro

Minnesota Vikings super fan Nick Swardson is giving some free advice to Adrian Peterson ... shut it down ... take it easy ... as in DON'T PLAY AGAIN THIS SEASON, DUDE. We got Swardson out at The… READ MORE >

- 95 days ago
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 >

- 185 days ago
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 >

- 186 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 >

- 271 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 >

- 528 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 >

- 552 days ago

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