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Adrian Lewis Peterson is an American football running back for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He was born in Palestine, Texas on March 21, 1985.
He started career from University of Oklahoma from 2004 – 2006. During that time he broke several NCAA freshman rushing records for 1,925 yards. In total competitions, he made incredible performance although he finished second to USC quarterback Matt Leinart in the Heisman Trophy voting. He was a finalist for the Doak Walker Award and the first Oklahoma freshman recognized as a First-Team Associated Press All-American.
On January 15, 2007, he entered the 2007 NFL Draft to start his professional career and was selected by the Minnesota Vikings on April 28, 2007 and he was signed by the Vikings on July 29, 2007. His contract was worth US$ 40.5 million over six years, with $17 million guaranteed.

Peterson won the 2008 NFL Pro Bowl MVP award with 16 carries for 129 yards rushing along with 2 touchdowns on February 10, 2008. He was the first rookie since Marshall Faulk in 1994 to win the Pro Bowl MVP award. Peterson and Faulk are the only NFL players to win both the NFL Pro Bowl MVP and Rookie of the Year awards in the same year at least till date.
He has been collecting and creating impressive records since he joined College Career. His awards and records are:
NFL awards and honors
• 2007 AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
• 2012 AP NFL MVP
• 2012 AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award


NFL records
• Most yards rushing in a single game (296)
• 2nd all-time rushing yards in a single season (2,097)
• Most rushing yards in any eight-game period (1,322)
• Most 60+ yard TD runs in a career (12)
• Most 200-yard rushing games for a rookie (2)
• Most yards rushing in the first eight games (1,036)
• Most 50+ yard runs in a single season (7)
• Most games, 150 or more yards rushing, season (7) (tied with Earl Campbell, 1980)
• Most rushing yards in a calendar month (861) in December 2012

Vikings franchise records
• Most career rushing touchdowns (86)
• Most rushing yards in a single season: 2,097 (2012)
• Most rushing touchdowns in a single season: 18 (2009)
• Most career rushing yards (10,115)
• Most career carries (2,033)
• Most 100-yard rushing games (39)
• Most 150-yard rushing games (14)
• Most 200-yard rushing games (4)
• Most consecutive games with 100 or more yards rushing (8)
• Most 1,000 yard rushing seasons (6)
• Most 50+ yard runs in a single season (7)
• Most yards from scrimmage in a season: 2,314 (2012)

Pro Bowl records
• Most career rushing touchdowns (4)
• Second rookie ever to win Pro Bowl MVP (Marshall Faulk in 1994

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