Adrian Peterson NFL
Adrian Peterson NFL
American professional football running back, Adrian Lewis Peterson, better known only as Adrian Peterson, is presently a free agent. Many consider him to be among the greatest running backs in football history
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Adrian Peterson NFL Early Life
Nelson Peterson, a shooting guard, and Bonita Peterson, a former runner, welcomed Peterson into the world on March 21, 1985 in Palestine, Texas, in the United States. Brian, Peterson’s older sibling, died in an accident when he was only 9 years old. He has two half siblings as well. Peterson played football while a student at Palestine High School. He led the West team with 95 yards on nine carries and two touchdowns as he finished his high school football career at the annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
He also made the announcement that he would be attending the University of Oklahoma for college during the game. He participated in college football at the University from 2004 to 2006 for the Bob Stoops-coached Oklahoma Sooners. He broke numerous NCAA freshman rushing records during his first year at Oklahoma, leading the country in carries (339) and rushing for a conference-high 1,925 yards. Despite missing a number of games due to injury, he finished his college football tenure with 1,012 rushing yards in his final season, giving him 4,045 rushing yards in just three seasons.
Adrian Peterson NFL Career
Peterson announced in January 2007 that he would forgo his final year of college and instead declare for the 2007 NFL Draft. He was chosen by the Minnesota Vikings with the seventh overall selection in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft in April of that year. In July of that year, the Vikings signed him to a deal worth $40.5 million over five years, $17 million of which was guaranteed. On October 14, 2007, he played his first game as a professional, defeating the Chicago Bears, scoring three touchdowns and setting a franchise record with 224 rushing yards on just 20 attempts.
During this game, he also set new rookie team marks for the most 100-yard rushing games and the longest touchdown run from scrimmage. He committed to the New Orleans Saints in April 2017 to a two-year, $7 million deal. He was acquired by the Arizona Cardinals in a deal in October. In August 2018, he committed to playing for the Washington Redskins on a veteran minimum deal for one season. He committed to playing for the Washington Redskins by signing a two-year, $8 million deal in March 2019.
Peterson and the Detroit Lions agreed to a $1.05 million, one-year deal in September 2020. He was signed by the Tennessee Titans in November 2021, and he was subsequently added to the active roster. He was released by the Titans in the same month. Peterson joined the practice roster of the Seattle Seahawks in December 2021. He was a free agency beginning in January 2022. Ashley Brown is Peterson’s wife. Together, they have a kid named Axl Eugene Peterson and were married in 2014. In addition, Peterson is the parent of five other kids whose moms are unidentified.