Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

Football Player

Adrian Lewis Peterson is an American football running back who is a free agent. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest running backs in football history. He played college football at Oklahoma, where he set the freshman rushing record with 1,925 yards during the 2004 season.

Full Name
Mar 21, 1985
6′ 1″
Net Worth


Adrian Lewis Peterson was born on March 21, 1985 in Palestine, Texas. He is an American football running back for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings seventh overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. Peterson set the NCAA freshman rushing record with 1,925 yards as a true freshman during the 2004 season. As a unanimous All-American, he became the first freshman to finish as the runner-up in the Heisman Trophy balloting.

Peterson finished his college career as the Sooners' third all-time leading rusher. In his NFL career, he has been selected to seven Pro Bowls (2008–2010, 2012–2014) and was named an All-Pro six times (2008–2013). During his career with Minnesota, he rushed for over 10,000 yards becoming only one of three players to do so. He also holds the single game rushing record for most yards gained in a single game (296). 

He has also achieved numerous accolades off the field including being named '2012 Sportsman of the Year' by Sports Illustrated magazine and receiving The Associated Press's 'Male Athlete of the Year' award for 2012. In 2013 Peterson was indicted on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child after disciplining his four year old son with a wooden switch; he later pleaded no contest to reduced charges and received probationary sentencing. After playing 10 seasons with Minnesota and two with New Orleans Saints, Peterson signed with Detroit Lions on August 28th 2020.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Adrian Peterson is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On March 21, 1985, Adrian Peterson was born in Palestine, Texas.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Scholarship to University of Oklahoma</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Peterson receives a full scholarship to play football for the University of Oklahoma.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Drafted 7th Overall by Minnesota Vikings</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Peterson is drafted seventh overall by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2007 NFL Draft.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins NFL MVP Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">In his second season with the Vikings, Peterson becomes the first running back since 2006 to win the NFL MVP award.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leads League in Rushing Yards</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Leads the league with 1,898 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs with Arizona Cardinals</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Peterson signs with the Arizona Cardinals after spending eight seasons with the Vikings.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs with Washington Redskins</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Peterson signs a one year deal with the Washington Redskins.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Adrian Peterson is a great role model for young athletes. He is an example of how hard work and dedication can lead to success. He is also an example of how to be a good person and treat others with respect.</p></div>

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Athlete</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Adrian Peterson is a great athlete. He has earned multiple Pro Bowl and All-Pro selections, and is the only player in NFL history to have at least three seasons of 1,200 rushing yards or more in his career.</p></div>

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Gives Back to the Community</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Adrian Peterson is very involved in giving back to his community. He regularly participates in charity events and fundraisers, and even founded his own charity foundation called All Day Foundation which provides resources and assistance to individuals and families in need.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Heaviest Player in the NFL</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Adrian Peterson is the heaviest player in the NFL, weighing in at 217 pounds.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Fastest Player in the NFL </h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Adrian Peterson holds the record for the fastest 40 yard dash time among active players, clocking in at 4.4 seconds.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Holds Most Rushing Records</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Adrian Peterson holds more rushing records than any other active player, including most career rushing yards and most rushing touchdowns.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Won Heisman Trophy</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Adrian Peterson won the coveted Heisman Trophy in 2004, becoming just the fourth sophomore to win the award.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Named After His Father</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Adrian Peterson was named after his father, who was also an athlete and went by the same name.</p></div>


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