Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

Before Adrian Peterson's arrival in the NFL, the name "Adrian" hadn't held as much significance to a sport since Rocky Balboa bellowed it following his defeat to Apollo Creed. "Purple Jesus", as they call him in Vikings territory, broke the single game rushing record his rookie season with 296 yards on 30 carries. Since then he won the 2012 league MVP, led the league in rushing twice and became only the 7th player to rush for over 2000 yards in a single season.

About Adrian Peterson

Adrian Lewis Peterson (born March 21, 1985), nicknamed 'A. D.' (for 'All Day'), and 'Purple Jesus', but also called 'A. P.', is an American football running back for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). Peterson was selected by the Vikings with the seventh overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. Peterson played college football for the University of Oklahoma, and set the NCAA freshman rushing record with 1,925 yards as a true freshman during the 2004 season. As a unanimous first-team All-American, he became the first freshman to finish as the runner-up in the Heisman Trophy balloting behind USC quarterback Matt Leinart. Peterson finished his college football career as the Sooners' third all-time leading rusher. Following his stellar first pro season in which he set an NFL record for most rushing yards in a single game (296), Peterson was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

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