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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.

LATEST STORIES
  
Adrian Peterson -- I'm Fast, Lean & Ready for NFL Return

Adrian Peterson
I'm Fast, Lean & Ready For NFL Return

Adrian Peterson is erasing all thoughts of retiring from the NFL -- and is ready and able to get back on the field ... TMZ Sports has learned. Peterson was in federal court Friday ... appealing… READ MORE >

Adrian Peterson -- Crappin' Out in Puerto Rico

Adrian Peterson
Crappin' Out in Puerto Rico

Daddy needs a new pair of shoes ... especially since daddy lost his shoe deal!Adrian Peterson was spotted at a craps table at the El San Juan Casino in Puerto Rico last week ... gamblin' alongside… READ MORE >

- 102 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- Audio Proves I Got Screwed ... NFL Exec Gave Me His 'Word' On 2-Game Suspension

Adrian Peterson
Audio Proves I Got Screwed ... NFL Exec Gave His 'Word'

Adrian Peterson might have the smoking gun he needs to get his indefinite suspension overturned -- audio of NFL exec Troy Vincent seemingly promising the Vikings star he'd only sit for 2… READ MORE >

- 125 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- Appeal of Suspension DENIED

Adrian Peterson
Appeal of Suspension DENIED

Adrian Peterson has almost ZERO chance of getting back on the field this season -- the NFL star's appeal of his suspension was denied Friday.Peterson was immediately placed on leave after his… READ MORE >

- 128 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- Huge Rapper's Got My Back

Adrian Peterson
Huge Rapper's Got My Back

Adrian Peterson finally has a celebrity ally ... rap superstar Lil Boosie ... who hooked up with the embattled running back for a photo in Texas. We're told the two ran into each other in… READ MORE >

- 135 days ago
NFL Exec Troy Vincent -- I'm Praying for Adrian Peterson (Video)

NFL Exec Troy Vincent
I'm Praying for Adrian Peterson

He's essentially being called a liar by Adrian Peterson, but NFL exec Troy Vincent says he's gonna keep praying for the NFL star ... during their heated legal war over AP's… READ MORE >

- 137 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- Says Grand Jury Can Reverse Ruling ... Inspires False Hope

Adrian Peterson
Says Grand Jury Can Reverse Ruling ... Inspires False Hope

Adrian Peterson believes there's a slight chance the grand jury in Ferguson will change its mind and indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Mike Brown ... problem is, he's flat-out… READ MORE >

- 146 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- I'll Never Use a Switch Again

Adrian Peterson
I'll Never Use a Switch Again

Adrian Peterson is finally speaking out -- saying he's a changed man and vows to never hit any of his children with a switch again ... in what seems like an obvious ploy to appease NFL… READ MORE >

- 149 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- Suspended for the Season Without Pay

Adrian Peterson
Suspended for the Season Without Pay

Adrian Peterson will not play in the NFL this season ... he's been suspended for at least the rest of the year -- without pay -- for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. The… READ MORE >

- 152 days ago
Ricky Williams -- Black People Don't Have a Problem with Adrian Peterson

Ricky Williams
Black People Don't Have a Problem with Adrian Peterson

Ricky Williams says he doesn't believe Adrian Peterson did ANYTHING wrong when he beat his 3-year-old son with a switch ... saying it's just the way black people raise their kids. The former… READ MORE >

- 159 days ago

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