Adrian Peterson bio, facts and net worth

Adrian Peterson bio, facts and net worth

Adrian Peterson is an American football running back player for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). Adrian was born in 21st March, 1985 in Palestine, Texas to his parents “Nelson Peterson” as a father and “Bonita Jackson” as a mother. He joined Palestine high School followed by the University of Oklahoma. Adrian studied sociology but didn’t complete is degree.

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Adrian Peterson- Career

Adrian Peterson was competitive in basketball, football and track at Palestine High. In 2003 State Track Meet 100m sprint, he got in the second place. On his junior year he played two seasons on the varsity football team. He also rushed for 2,960 yards and 32 Touchdown as a senior. As the Army National Player of the year he also won the Hall Trophy in 2003. Peterson also played three seasons (2004 to 2006) for the Oklahoma Sooners. Breaking the Billy Sims long standing record of 1,896, Peterson rushed for 1,925 yards as a freshman. He finished his college career with the 4,245 rushing yards, and a first runner up for the 2004 Heisman Trophy behind Matt Leinart.

With the 7th overall pick Peterson was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in 2007 NFL. In 2007 NFL Peterson was named by the Offensive Rookie of the year and he signed a 6 year contract on July 29th and made his professional game debut on September 9th. The names given to his were the most valuable player, Comeback Player of the Year in 2012 and Offensive Player of the Year. Some of the other honors by Peterson were 5x First-team All-pro, 2x Bert bell Award recipient, and 2x Second-team All-pro.

Adrian Peterson- Personal

Peterson has estimated net worth of $30 million and his yearly salary is of $14 million. A 3 year contract with Viking was signed in $42 million in July 2015. His registered height is 6ft 1in. in 2014 he got married to Ashley Brown and the couples have a son named Adrian Jr. and other children are Tyrese Robert, Adeja and Axyl Eugene. Peterson was indicated by a Texas grand jury for child abuse charges in September 2014.

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