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Adrian Peterson
RB #28
Height:
6-1
Weight:
220
Age:
31
College:
Oklahoma
Hometown:
Palestine, TX
Experience:
10

Quick Stats (2016):

CAR
31
YDS
50
AVG
1.6
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 2,412 11,725 4.9 82 97 240 1,944 8.1 63 5 38 22
2016 MIN 2 2 31 50 1.6 9 0 2 7 3.5 7 0 -- --
2015 MIN 16 16 327 1,485 4.5 80T 11 30 222 7.4 49 0 7 3
2014 MIN 1 1 21 75 3.6 17 0 2 18 9 9 0 -- --
2013 MIN 14 14 279 1,266 4.5 78T 10 29 171 5.9 22 1 5 3
2012 MIN 16 16 348 2,097 6 82T 12 40 217 5.4 20 1 4 2
2011 MIN 12 12 208 970 4.7 54 12 18 139 7.7 22 1 1 0
2010 MIN 15 15 283 1,298 4.6 80T 12 36 341 9.5 34 1 1 1
2009 MIN 16 15 314 1,383 4.4 64T 18 43 436 10.1 63 0 7 6
2008 MIN 16 15 363 1,760 4.8 67T 10 21 125 6 16 0 9 4
2007 MIN 14 9 238 1,341 5.6 73T 12 19 268 14.1 60T 1 4 3
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @TEN W 25-16 19 31 1.6 9 0 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
2 GB W 17-14 12 19 1.6 5 0 2 7 3.5 7 0 -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

2015 GP/GS     Career GP/GS     Playoffs GP/GS

    16/16                120/113                  5/5

• In 2012 became 3rd Vikings player to earn NFL MVP honors, joining Alan Page (1971) and Fran Tarkenton (1975).

• Has led the NFL in rushing 3 times and posted the 2nd-best rushing yardage season in NFL history in 2012 at 2,097 yards.

• Set NFL single-game rushing record with 296 yards vs. San Diego in 2007, the 8th game of his career.

OFF THE FIELD Recently opened O Athletik, a 35,000-square-foot gym, where he trains in the offseason, in Houston...Has taken mission trips to Africa in recent offseasons, working with Starkey Hearing to provide hearing aids to disadvantaged children and adults, joining other NFL stars on the trips...Addressed crowd following game vs. Detroit (12/29/13) as part of the closing ceremonies at Mall of America Field following the final game at the stadium...Works with youth through his All Day Foundation, with the motto “Giving Back Every Day, All Day”...Has hosted Special Olympics of Minnesota Punt, Pass and Kick events at Winter Park...Comes from an athletic family as mother, Bonita Jackson, was a track and field star and father, Nelson Peterson, was a collegiate basketball player at Idaho State...His uncle, Ivory Lee Brown, was an NFL player and suited up for the Vikings in 1993...Majored in sociology...Active yearly around Holiday season through “Shop With A Viking” program...Sponsors an AAU girl’s basketball team in Texas-the AD Elite team...Married to wife, Ashley.

2015 GP/GS     Career GP/GS     Playoffs GP/GS

    16/16                120/113                  5/5

• In 2012 became 3rd Vikings player to earn NFL MVP honors, joining Alan Page (1971) and Fran Tarkenton (1975).

• Has led the NFL in rushing 3 times and posted the 2nd-best rushing yardage season in NFL history in 2012 at 2,097 yards.

• Set NFL single-game rushing record with 296 yards vs. San Diego in 2007, the 8th game of his career.

OFF THE FIELD Recently opened O Athletik, a 35,000-square-foot gym, where he trains in the offseason, in Houston...Has taken mission trips to Africa in recent offseasons, working with Starkey Hearing to provide hearing aids to disadvantaged children and adults, joining other NFL stars on the trips...Addressed crowd following game vs. Detroit (12/29/13) as part of the closing ceremonies at Mall of America Field following the final game at the stadium...Works with youth through his All Day Foundation, with the motto “Giving Back Every Day, All Day”...Has hosted Special Olympics of Minnesota Punt, Pass and Kick events at Winter Park...Comes from an athletic family as mother, Bonita Jackson, was a track and field star and father, Nelson Peterson, was a collegiate basketball player at Idaho State...His uncle, Ivory Lee Brown, was an NFL player and suited up for the Vikings in 1993...Majored in sociology...Active yearly around Holiday season through “Shop With A Viking” program...Sponsors an AAU girl’s basketball team in Texas-the AD Elite team...Married to wife, Ashley. 

HONORS Named 2012 NFL MVP...Selected 2012 NFL Offensive Player of the Year...2008, 2009, 2012, 2015 Associated Press All-Pro 1st Team and 2nd-Team honoree in 2007 and 2013...2008 and 2012 Bert Bell Player of the Year Award winner by Maxwell Club...Named to 50 Greatest Vikings team as part of 50th season celebration in 2010...Named to Vikings All-Mall of America Field Team in 2013 in honoring the final season in the Dome...2008, 2015  FedEx Ground Player of the Year…2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015 Pro Bowl starter, 2010 and 2013 Pro Bowl selection but not a starter...Pro Bowl MVP as a rookie…2007 Associated Press  Offensive Rookie of the Year...2007  Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year…2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2013  Vikings Offensive MVP as voted by teammates…2007 Pro Football Weekly  All-Rookie Team...NFL Rookie of the Month in September 2007 and October 2007....NFC Offensive Player of the Month in November 2015...NFC Offensive Player of the Week at Chicago (10/14/07), vs. San Diego (11/4/07), vs. Green Bay (11/9/08), vs. Detroit (9/26/09), vs. Arizona (10/9/11)...FedEx Ground Player of the Week at Chicago (10/14/07), vs. San Diego (11/4/07), vs. Arizona (10/9/11), vs. Arizona (10/21/12), vs. Pittsburgh (9/29/13), vs. Chicago (12/1/13), at Oakland (11/29/15), at Atlanta (11/29/15).

PRO Bounced back in 2015 from nearly a year hiatus to lead the NFL in rushing for the 3rd time in his career with 1,485 yards on the ground...In 9 NFL seasons, he has posted 7 of the top 10 single-season rushing yardage marks in Vikings history...Moved into 9th in NFL history with 97 career rushing TDs and moved to 17th in NFL history with 11,675 career rushing yards....Tied NFL record held by O.J. Simpson with 6 career games with 200+ rushing yards...Notched 2nd-best single-season rushing mark in NFL history with 2,097 yards in 2012...Set team record with 10 games of 100+ rushing in 2008 and 2012...Holds Vikings career record with 97 rushing TDs...Posted 10+ rushing TDs in 8 NFL seasons, joining only LaDainian Tomlinson as the only players who have achieved the feat in NFL history...Holds Vikings career rushing yardage record at 11,675...Ranks 1st in team history for career 100-yard rushing games with 49, passing Robert Smith’s 29...Set Vikings record with 18 rushing TDs in 2009 and ranks 2nd in team history for total TDs in a season, trailing Chuck Foreman’s 22 in 1975...Holds Vikings record with 20 career runs of 50+ yards...Became the 1st Viking to lead the NFL in rushing in 2008…Tabbed by the Maxwell Club as the Bert Bell Award winner as the Player of the Year in 2008 and 2012...Rewrote the Vikings rookie record book with one of the biggest debut seasons in NFL history en route to the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year awards...Set NFL single-game rushing mark with 296 yards vs. San Diego (11/4/07)...Came to the Vikings as the 10th RB selected by the team in the 1st round...The only Vikings RBs selected as high or higher were Tommy Mason (#1, 1961), Clinton Jones (#2, 1967) and Darrin Nelson (#7, 1982).

2015 Led NFL in rushing for the 3rd time in his career, posting 1,485 yards on the ground...Earned consensus 1st-Team All-Pro honors and Pro Bowl berth...Named FedEx Ground Player of the Year...Ran for season-best 203 yards at Oakland (11/15), his 6th career game over the 200-yard plateau, tied with O.J. Simpson for the most in NFL history...His 1,485 yards is the 3rd-highest mark of his career and the 4th-best single-season mark in Vikings history...Broke the 100-yard mark in 7 games, the 4th-best total in Vikings history...Tied for NFL lead with 11 rushing TDs on the season...Ranked 3rd in NFL in total yards from scrimmage with 1,707 (1,485 rushing, 222 receiving).

2014 Appeared in 1 game during the season due to being placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt List along with a suspension...Started at St. Louis (9/7) and rushed for 75 yards on 21 carries and caught 2 passes for 18 yards. 

2013 Earned 2nd-Team Associated Press All-Pro honors, his 5th time being 1st or 2nd-team in his 7-year career...Selected to Pro Bowl but did not play due to injury...Ran for 1,000+ yards for 6th time in his 7 seasons...Notched 7th straight season with 10+ rushing TDs...Set career high with 35 carries vs. Chicago (12/1) and season-high 211 yards rushing, his 5th career game with 200+...Surpassed 10,000 career rushing yards vs. Chicago (12/1)...Had 146 yards at Green Bay (11/24) and notched a rushing TD...Rushed for 140 yards at Dallas (11/3)...Ran for 2 TDs vs. Washington (11/7)...Notched a pair of rushing TDs and ran for 140 yards in International Series game vs. Pittsburgh (9/29) in London, scoring on runs of 60 and 7 yards...Ran for 100 yards at Chicago (9/15)...Took the 1st offensive play of the season for the Vikings for a 78-yard TD run at Detroit (9/8), matching Robert Smith’s team record for longest opening-day run and setting an NFL record for the longest TD run on a player’s first carry in a season since the 1970 merger...Tied career high with 3 TDs in opener at Detroit, scoring 2 rushing TDs and 1 receiving score.

2012 Earned NFL MVPOffensive Player of the Year  and 1st-Team All-Pro honors by Associated Press following offseason knee surgery...Became only the 3rd Vikings player to take home NFL MVP, joining Alan Page in 1971 and Fran Tarkenton in 1975...Ran for 2,097 yards, the 2nd-best mark in NFL history behind Eric Dickerson’s 2,105...Tied his own team record with 10 games of 100+ yards on the season and 2 games of 200+ on the season...Matched NFL record held by Earl Campbell in 1980 with 7 games with 150+ yards...Tied NFL record with 7 runs of 50+ yards on the season, matching Barry Sanders in 1997...Broke Vikings career rushing yardage record in season opener vs. Jacksonville (9/9)...Set NFL record for rushing yards in a month when he amassed 861 yards during December...Posted career-long 82-yard TD run in a pair of games, at Green Bay (12/2) and at St. Louis (12/16).

2011 Ran for 970 yards in 12 games during the season, falling just 66 yards shy of the Vikings career rushing yards record...Broke the Vikings career rushing TDs record vs. Tampa Bay (9/18) with his 53rd career score on a 1-yard run in the 1st quarter...Missed 3 games following ankle injury suffered vs. Oakland (11/20)...Had season cut short by knee injury at Washington (12/24), going on injured reserve before the season finale...Ended season with 12 rushing TDs, giving him 64  for his career...Ranked 3rd in NFL with 12 rushing TDs...Broke the 100-yard mark 3 times during the season, moving his career total to 27...Tied Vikings record and career-best with 3 rushing TDs vs. Arizona (10/9) in the 1st win of the season...Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week and FedEx Ground Player of the Week vs. Arizona...Posted season-best 175 yards on the ground vs. Green Bay (10/23).

2010 Earned 4th trip to Pro Bowl...Rushed for 1,298 yards, the 6th-best total in team history...Tied for Vikings career rushing TDs record with 52, matching total of Chuck Foreman and Bill Brown...Tied for the 5th-best mark in Vikings history with 12 rushing TDs...Notched career-long rush with 80-yard TD burst vs. Detroit (9/26)...Moved into 3rd place in team history for career rushing yards with 5,782...Had 5 games with 100+ yards rushing, giving him 24 games over the 100-yard mark for his career...Notched his 4th career 3-rushing TD game vs. Buffalo (12/5)...Had a streak of 350 offensive touches without a fumble (11/29/09-12/28/10), the 2nd-longest streak in Vikings history.

2009 Earned 1st-Team Associated Press All-Pro and selected to the Pro Bowl...Set Vikings record with 18 rushing TDs and led all NFL non-kickers in scoring...Posted the 4th-highest single-season rushing total in team history...Teamed with Sidney Rice to form the NFC’s top rushing-receiving tandem with a combined 2,695 yards (1,383 rushing/1,312 receiving)...Moved into tie for 3rd in team history with 40 career rushing TDs...Moved into 2nd in Vikings history with 19 career 100-yard rushing games...Ranked 2nd in the NFC in rushing yards...Had career-best 43 receptions for 436 yards...Ran for 3 TDs to set a team playoff record and tied a team playoff record with 3 total TDs with his performance at New Orleans (1/24/10) in NFC Championship game...His 122 rushing yards at New Orleans are the 3rd most in a playoff game in Vikings history...Set a Vikings opening-day record with 180 yards rushing at Cleveland (9/13).

2008 Led NFL in rushing and set a then-Vikings single-season record with 1,760 yards, becoming the 1st Vikings RB to lead the League in rushing yards…Recognized by Maxwell Club with the Bert Bell Player of the Year award, 1st-Team Associated Press  All-Pro honoree, Pro Bowl starter and voted by teammates as Vikings Offensive MVP...Tied for 2nd in Associated Press voting for Offensive Player of the Year and finished 4th in AP polling for NFL MVP…Set Vikings record with 10 games over the 100-yard mark…Set team record for rushing attempts with 363, breaking the old record held by Chester Taylor in 2006 by 60 carries…Set then-Vikings record for yards rushing per game at 110.0…Ran for 192 yards vs. Green Bay (11/9)…Named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance vs. Green Bay (11/9) along with FedEx Ground Player of the Week…Earned FedEx Ground Player of the Week honors for games vs. Houston (11/2) and at Arizona (12/14).

2007 Burst onto the NFL scene with a record-breaking rookie season…Earned Offensive Rookie of the Year honors from Associated Press and Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Year…Named a starter in the Pro Bowl and earned MVP of the game...Led the NFC with 1,341 rushing yards, ranked 2nd in the NFL and had the 5th-best single season in Vikings history, 2nd-best at the time…Set an NFL single-game record with 296 rushing yards vs. San Diego (11/4), breaking the old record of 295 by Jamal Lewis…Set the #1 and #2 single-game rushing totals in Vikings history with the 296 vs. San Diego and 224 at Chicago (10/14)…Teamed with Chester Taylor to set a Vikings record for combined rushing yards with 2,185…The Vikings set a team rushing record with 2,634 yards and helped team rank #1 in the NFL in rushing offense…Led the NFL in rushing yards per game with 95.8…Set then-Vikings record with an average of 5.6 yards per carry…Set then-Vikings record with 4 rushes of 50+ yards during the season and tied a Vikings record with 7 plays of 50+ yards (4 runs, 1 reception, 2 kickoff returns).

COLLEGE A 3-time All-Big 12 1st-Team honoree...2004 Heisman Trophy runner-up...2004 AP 1st-Team All-America, the 1st OU true freshman to earn the honor and the 1st true freshman on the team since 1996 (Dre Bly)...Played 31 games over 3 seasons...Set the school record with 1,925 yards as a freshman in 2004, breaking Billy Sims’ record of 1,896 in 1978...Broke Ron Dayne’s NCAA freshman rushing record...Ranks 3rd in OU history with 4,045 yards and 4th with 41 rushing TDs...The only OU RBs with more career yards are Billy Sims and Joe Washington...Broke the 100-yard mark 22 times in 31 games.

PREP Was the consensus National Player of the Year as a senior at Palestine (TX) High...Broke the 2,000-yard mark as a junior and senior, going for 2,051 as a junior and 2,960 as a senior with 22 TDs as a junior and 32 as a senior...Named to Army All-America Game and given Hall Trophy as Army National Player of the Year...Competed in basketball and track...Finished 2nd in 100m at state meet.

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