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Chicago 20, NY Jets 13

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Rookie cornerback Roosevelt Williams recovered Wayne Chrebet's fumble deep in Chicago territory with 79 seconds left Sunday as the Chicago Bears virtually wiped

Miami 24, Chicago 22

MIAMI, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Ray Lucas threw for 102 yards and a touchdown Thursday night as the Miami Dolphins held off the Chicago Bears, 24-22.

Quarterbacks popular in NFL Draft

NEW YORK, April 21 (UPI) -- Quarterbacks took center stage on the second day of the longest NFL Draft ever Sunday as 11 signal-callers were selected over the final four rounds.

NFL Draft List -- NFC North

By United Press International

NFL Draft List -- Round 6

By United Press International

Montana, Furman in 1AA championship

CHATTANOGA, Tenn., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- While top-seed Montana made its way back to the Division I-AA championship game for the second year in a row, the Grizzlies will not get a chance to avenge last

Sewak named Georgia Southern coach

STATESBORO, Ga., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Mike Sewak was promoted to football coach of Georgia Southern Sunday, one day after the Eagles were eliminated from the Division I-AA playoffs.

In Sports from United Press International

Raiders clinch division title
By United Press International

Furman, Montana reach I-AA title game

Third-seeded Furman ended No. 2 Georgia Southern's bid for a third straight Division 1-AA football title Saturday by rallying for a 24-17 road semifinal victory
By United Press International

Playoffs haveSouthern flavor

There's a distinct Southern flavor about Saturday's Division 1-AA football playoff quarterfinal round.
By United Press International

Division 1-AA Roundup

Defending national champion Georgia Southern and Montana started slowly Saturday before advancing with first-round victories in the Division I-AA playoffs.
By United Press International

Division 1-AA Playoff Roundup

Defending national champion Georgia Southern and Montana started slowly Saturday before advancing with first-round victories in the Division I-AA playoffs.
By United Press International

Ga. Southern after third straight title

Georgia Southern opens its quest for a third straight Division I-AA national championship and seventh in 16 years on Saturday when it hosts Florida A&M in a fir
By United Press International

Montana top seed for 1AA playoffs

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Montana and Georgia Southern could be on a collision course for a rematch of last year's NCAA Division I-AA football championship after being named the tourname
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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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