adrian peterson

by Brandyn from Billings


Adrian Peterson was born on March 25, 1985 in Palestine, Texas. He went to college in Oklahoma University. In OU, he had a total rushing career of 3,033 yards. On April 28, 2007, Adrian Peterson was a 7th round draft pick for the Minnesota Vikings. He wears the number 28 and is their starting running back.

Adrian Peterson was signed by the Minnesota Vikings on July 29, 2007. His contract is worth $40.5 million over five years, with $17 million guaranteed. His most memorable game as a professional would be the game against the Chicago Bears on October 14, 2007. He ran for 224 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns in 20 carries. Then, 3 weeks later, Peterson ran for 296 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries against the San Diego Chargers on November 4, 2007.

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Adrian Peterson finished the season in 2nd place with 238 carries for 1,341 yards, next to LaDainian Tomlinson who rushed for 1,474 yards, and Pittsburgh's Willie Parker finished the season in 3rd place with 1,316 yards. On February 10, 2008, he won the 2008 NFL Pro Bowl MVP award with 16 carries for 129 rushing yards along with 2 touchdowns. The 129 yards he rushed were the 2nd most in Pro Bowl history. Adrian was the first rookie since Marshall Faulk in 1995 to win the Pro Bowl MVP award.

He had beaten many records. He had the most 200 or more rushing yards games as a rookie, which would be two. He also had the most rushing yards in the first eight games (1,036). Also, he had the most rushing yards in a single game, which is 296 yards. He also received many awards, such as the 2008 NFL Pro Bowl MVP, the 2007 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, the 2007 Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, and two 2007 Player of the Month awards.

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