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COL FB: Southern Cal 55, Oklahoma 19

MIAMI, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The Southern California Trojans overwhelmed Oklahoma 55-19 in the Orange Bowl Tuesday for college football's national title.

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SounCal QB Leinart wins Heisman Trophy ... Notre Dame expected to hire NFL assistant ... Montgomerie up by two after strong finish ... Brewers send closer Dan Kolb to Braves ...

SounCal QB Leinart wins Heisman Trophy

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Southern California quarterback Matt Leinart was named winner Saturday of the 70th Heisman Trophy.

Jason White named Heisman finalist

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Oklahoma quarterback Jason White was named a finalist Wednesday for the Heisman Trophy, an award he won last season.

COL FB: Oklahoma 42, Colorado 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson rushed for 171 yards and three touchdowns Saturday as No. 2 Oklahoma beat Colorado, 42-3, in the Big 12 championship game.

COL FB: Oklahoma 35, Baylor 0

WACO, Texas, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Second-ranked Oklahoma's Adrian Peterson rushed for 240 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-0 rout of Baylor Saturday.

Doak Walker Award semifinalists named

DALLAS, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Oklahoma star Adrian Peterson is among the semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top major college running back.

COL FB: Oklahoma 30, Nebraska 3

NORMAN, Okla., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Jason White hit 29 of 35 passes for 383 yards and three touchdowns Saturday as the second-ranked Oklahoma Sooners beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 30-3.

COL FB: Oklahoma 42, Texas A&M 35

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Jason White threw for 292 yards and five touchdown passes Saturday as the second-ranked Oklahoma Sooners poste a 42-35 victory over No. 22 Texas A&M.

COL FB: Oklahoma 38, Oklahoma State 35

STILLWATER, Okla., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson ran for 249 yards on 33 carries Saturday to help second-ranked Oklahoma escape with a 38-35 win over archrival Oklahoma State.

COL FB: Oklahoma 41, Kansas 10

NORMAN, Okla., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson rushed for 122 yards on 22 carries Saturday to help second-ranked Oklahoma top Kansas, 41-10.

COL FB: Oklahoma 31, Kansas State 21

MANHATTAN, Kan., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Jason White passed for 256 yards and four touchdowns Saturday as second-ranked Oklahoma overcame Kansas State, 31-21.

COL FB: Oklahoma 12, Texas 0

DALLAS, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Freshman Adrian Peterson gained 225 yards rushing Saturday as second-ranked Oklahoma beat No. 5 Texas 12-0.

COL FB: Oklahoma 28, Texas Tech 13

NORMAN, Okla., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Jason White threw three touchdowns passes and Adrian Peterson rushed for 146 yards Satuday as second-ranked Oklahoma beat Texas Tech, 28-13.

Col FB: Oklahoma 31, Oregon 7

NORMAN, Okla., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Freshman Adrian Peterson rushed for 183 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as the second-ranked Oklahoma Sooners beat the Oregon Ducks, 31-7.
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Adrian Peterson
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson returns a kickoff against the Denver Broncos at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver on December 30, 2007. Peterson gained 36 yards on 11 carries as Minnesota lost to Denver 22-19 in overtime. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Adrian Lewis Peterson (born March 21, 1985 in Palestine, Texas), nicknamed "A. D." (for "All Day") and "Purple Jesus", is an American football running back for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. Peterson was selected by the Vikings with the seventh overall pick in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Oklahoma.

While at Oklahoma, Peterson set the NCAA freshman rushing record with 1,925 yards as a true freshman. As a First-team All-American, he also set a freshman record by finishing as the runner-up in the Heisman Trophy balloting (USC's Matt Leinart won the award). Peterson finished as the school's 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. Peterson was then awarded the MVP award for his performance in the Pro Bowl and became only the fifth player in NFL history to have more than 3,000 yards through his first two seasons. On October 17, 2010, Peterson became the fifth fastest player to run for 5,000 yards, doing so in his 51st game. Peterson has the third highest average yards per game total in NFL history (min. 50 games) with an average of 95.5, 9 yards behind Jim Brown (104.3) and Barry Sanders (99.8).

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Adrian Peterson."
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