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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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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… READ MORE >

Adrian Peterson -- SHOTS ON ME ... Buys Vodka for Entire Texas Bar!

Adrian Peterson
SHOTS ON ME Buys Vodka for Entire Texas Bar!

He may not be a Cowboy (yet) ... but they sure as hell loved Adrian Peterson in Texas this weekend ... when the guy walked into a bar ... and bought EVERYONE a shot of vodka! It all went down at… READ MORE >

- 10 days ago
Dez Bryant -- I'd Love to Play with Adrian Peterson ... 'That Man's a Monster!'

Dez Bryant
I'd Love to Play w/ Adrian Peterson ... 'That Man's a Monster!'

Dez Bryant + Adrian Peterson = TOTAL DOMINATION ... so says Dez who tells TMZ Sports he thinks it would be something "very special" if AP somehow signed with the… READ MORE >

- 12 days ago
Dean Cain -- Adrian Peterson Learned His Lesson ... Bring Him to Dallas!

Dean Cain
Adrian Peterson Learned His Lesson ... Bring Him to Dallas!

Adrian Peterson has been in NFL exile long enough ... and should come back to the league with the Dallas Cowboys ... so says Dean Cain.  Cain -- who's tight with… READ MORE >

- 18 days ago
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 >

- 106 days ago
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 >

- 136 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 >

- 159 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 >

- 162 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 >

- 169 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 >

- 171 days ago

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