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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 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 >

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 >

- 575 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 >

- 577 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 >

- 580 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 >

- 654 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 >

- 681 days ago
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 >

- 686 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 Dallas Cowboys.  Bryant was… READ MORE >

- 689 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 Dallas head coach Jason… READ MORE >

- 695 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 >

- 783 days ago

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