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Adrian Peterson
RB #28
Height:
6-1
Weight:
217
Age:
29
College:
Oklahoma
Hometown:
Palestine, TX
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2013):

CAR
279
YDS
1,266
AVG
4.5
TDS
10
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 2,033 10,115 5 82 86 206 1,697 8.2 63 5 31 19
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 @DET L 24-34 18 93 5.2 78 2 4 18 4.5 9 1 -- --
2 @CHI L 30-31 26 100 3.8 36 0 1 7 7 7 0 1 1
3 CLE L 27-31 25 88 3.5 9 1 6 27 4.5 7 0 1 1
4 PIT W 34-27 23 140 6.1 60 2 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
6 CAR L 10-35 10 62 6.2 31 0 3 21 7 11 0 1 0
7 @NYG L 7-23 13 28 2.2 8 0 2 28 14 22 0 -- --
8 GB L 31-44 13 60 4.6 17 1 3 23 7.7 13 0 -- --
9 @DAL L 23-27 25 140 5.6 52 1 3 37 12.3 19 0 -- --
10 WAS W 34-27 20 75 3.8 18 2 2 2 1 5 0 -- --
11 @SEA L 20-41 21 65 3.1 13 0 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
12 @GB L 26-26 32 146 4.6 22 1 1 2 2 2 0 1 1
13 CHI W 23-20 35 211 6 23 0 2 0 -- 2 0 -- --
14 @BAL L 26-29 7 13 1.9 4 0 1 4 4 4 0 1 0
15 PHI W 48-30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 @CIN L 14-42 11 45 4.1 11 0 1 2 2 2 0 -- --
17 DET W 14-13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2007 (14/9), 2008 (16/15, 1/1), 2009 (16/15, 2/2), 2010 (15/15), 2011 (12/12), 2012 (16/16, 1/1), 2013 (14/14). Totals- 103/96, 4/4.

  • • Became 3rd Vikings player to earn NFL MVP honors in 2012, joining Alan Page (1971) and Fran Tarkenton (1975).
  • • The 1st Vikings RB to lead the NFL in rushing in 2008, setting the team record with 1,760 yards and led NFL with 2,097 yards in 2012, the 2nd-most yards in a season in NFL history.
  • • Set NFL single-game rushing record with 296 yards vs. San Diego in 2007, the 8th game of his career.

OFF THE FIELD Has taken mission trips to Africa in the 2010 and 2011 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 in the following the final game at the stadium...Works with youth through his All Day Foundation, with the motto “Giving Back Every Day, All Day”...Hosted Special Olympics of Minnesota Punt, Pass and Kick events at Winter Park in 2008 and 2009...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 gir’s basketball team in Texas the AD Elite team.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2007 (14/9), 2008 (16/15, 1/1), 2009 (16/15, 2/2), 2010 (15/15), 2011 (12/12), 2012 (16/16, 1/1), 2013 (14/14). Totals- 103/96, 4/4.

  • • Became 3rd Vikings player to earn NFL MVP honors in 2012, joining Alan Page (1971) and Fran Tarkenton (1975).
  • • The 1st Vikings RB to lead the NFL in rushing in 2008, setting the team record with 1,760 yards and led NFL with 2,097 yards in 2012, the 2nd-most yards in a season in NFL history.
  • • Set NFL single-game rushing record with 296 yards vs. San Diego in 2007, the 8th game of his career.

OFF THE FIELD Has taken mission trips to Africa in the 2010 and 2011 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 in the following the final game at the stadium...Works with youth through his All Day Foundation, with the motto “Giving Back Every Day, All Day”...Hosted Special Olympics of Minnesota Punt, Pass and Kick events at Winter Park in 2008 and 2009...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 gir’s basketball team in Texas the AD Elite team.

HONORS Named 2012 NFL MVP...Selected 2012 NFL Offensive Player of the Year...Named to 50 Greatest Vikings team as part of 50th season celebration in 2010...2008, 2009, 2012 Associated Press All-Pro 1st Team...2013 Associated Press All-Pro 2nd Team…2008 and 2012 Bert Bell Player of the Year Award by Maxwell Club…2008  FedEx Ground Player of the Year…2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 Pro Bowl starter...2010 Pro Bowl selection...Pro Bowl MVP as rookie…2007 Associated Press  Offensive Rookie of the Year...2007  Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year…2007 Associated Press  All-Pro 2nd Team…2007 and 2008  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 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).

PRO Notched 2nd-best single-season rushing mark in NFL history with 2,097 yards in 2012...Tied his own team record with 10 games over 100 yards...In 7 seasons with the Vikings he has posted 5 of the top 7 single-season rushing yardage marks in club history- #1, #2, #4, #5 and #7t...Holds Vikings career record with 86 rushing TDs...Has posted 10+ rushing TDs in each of his opening 7 NFL seasons, joining only LaDainian Tomlinson as the only players who have achieved the feat in NFL hitstory...Holds Vikings career rushing record with 9,270 yards...Ranks 1st in team history for career 100-yard rushing games with 42, 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 21 career runs of 50+ yards...Set a Pro Bowl record for career rushing TDs with 4…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...Re-wrote 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)...The lone OU Sooner drafted by the Vikings in the 1st round.

2013 Earned 2nd-Team Associated Press All-Pro honors, his 4th time being 1st or 2nd-team in his 7-year career...Notched 7th straight season with 10+ rushing TDs...Set season-high with 146 yards at Green Bay (11/24) and notched a rushing TD...Tied season-high with 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)...Tied the Vikings opening-day record when he took the 1st offensive play for the Vikings for a 78-yard TD run at Detroit (9/8), matching Robert Smith’s team record for longest opening-day run...Tied career-high with 3 TDs in opener at Detroit, scoring 2 rushing TDs and 1 receiving score.

2012 Earned NFL MVP honors and Offensive Player of the Year honoree...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 5th-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 3rd-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 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 Vikings record for yards rushing per game at 110.0…Ran for 192 yards vs. Green Bay (11/9), the 4th-best single-game rushing total in team history, giving him the 1st, 2nd and 4th-most rushing yards in a game in Vikings history…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 2nd-best single season in Vikings history…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)…Ranked 1 behind the Vikings single-season record with 12 rushing TDs…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 Vikings record with an average of 5.6 yards per carry…Set 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...Competed in basketball and track.