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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 Baby Mama -- He's Fathered SEVEN Children, Not Five

Adrian Peterson Baby Mama
He's Fathered 7 Kids ... Not 5

Our Adrian Peterson baby count was off by two -- at least according to one of the NFL star's baby mamas, who tells us AP has actually fathered SEVEN kids, not five.TMZ broke the story about baby… READ MORE >

Adrian Peterson -- 5th Baby with (At Least) 4th Baby Mama

Adrian Peterson
5th Baby with (At Least) 4th Baby Mama

Adrian Peterson's baby count is now at 5 ... 'cause a 4th woman has surfaced who has a child with the NFL star, TMZ has learned. This time, the baby mama is Erica Syion -- a former dancer who… READ MORE >

- 269 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- NFL Star Has ANOTHER Secret Child

Adrian Peterson
Has ANOTHER Secret Child

Adrian Peterson fathered a 5th child -- his 2nd secret child -- and the mother was a waitress at a popular Minnesota nightclub, TMZ has learned. We've confirmed ... the child is a 3-month-old… READ MORE >

- 270 days ago
Man Who Raised Adrian Peterson's Son -- 'So Tired of This Poor Adrian Peterson Sh*t'

Adrian Peterson
Man Who Raised AP's Son: "So Tired of This 'Poor Adrian' Sh*t"

The man who raised Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son says he's sick and tired of people feeling sorry for the NFL star, claiming AP didn't care about the boy because he never got the chance to meet… READ MORE >

- 270 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- DNA Test Proved He Was the Dad

Adrian Peterson
DNA Test Proved He Was the Dad

When Adrian Peterson was told that he might be the father of a love child in South Dakota, he suspected it was true ... but he took a DNA test just to be sure, TMZ has learned. Sources very… READ MORE >

- 271 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- Strong Fan Support During Arrival to Metrodome

Adrian Peterson
Strong Fan Support During Metrodome Arrival

Adrian Peterson arrived to the Metrodome this morning with his game face on -- and fans waiting outside gave AP tons of love for showing up.Peterson is set to face the Carolina Panthers any… READ MORE >

- 272 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- Met Son for 1st Time In Hospital

Adrian Peterson
Met Son for 1st Time In Hospital

Adrian Peterson only recently learned he was the father of a 2-year-old boy in South Dakota ... and met him for the first time Thursday ... while the boy was on life support, TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 273 days ago
Adrian Peterson's Son -- Dies from Injuries

Adrian Peterson's Son
Dies From Injuries

3:00 PM PDT:  Peterson just sent a series of Tweets: "God Bless everyone and thank u so much. The NFL is a fraternity of brothers and I am thankful for the tweets, phone calls and text… READ MORE >

- 274 days ago
NFL Star Adrian Peterson -- 2-Year-Old Son Attacked ... Police Investigating

NFL Star Adrian Peterson
2-Year-Old Son Attacked Police Investigating

10:16 AM PT -- Multiple sources tell TMZ ... Peterson's son is currently on life support and hasn't had brain activity since 5:30 PM last night. We're told the family is monitoring the situation… READ MORE >

- 274 days ago
Vikings' Adrian Peterson -- Thanks For The Concern ... I'm Playing on Sunday

Vikings' Adrian Peterson
Thanks For The Concern ... I'm Playing on Sunday

Adrian Peterson just addressed the media ... and thanked everyone for their support in the wake of the terrible tragedy involving his 2-year-old son. Adrian told reporters he's dealing with the… READ MORE >

- 274 days ago

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