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Adrian Peterson reinstated, expected to lineup for Vikings on Sunday against Saints

Adrian Peterson reinstated, expected to lineup for Vikings on Sunday against Saints

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 15 (UPI) --Adrian Peterson has been reactivated by the Vikings organization after being indicted by a Texas grand jury for hitting his son with a tree branch.
Matt Bradwell
Adrian Peterson out on bond in injury to child case

Adrian Peterson out on bond in injury to child case

CONROE, Texas, Sept. 13 (UPI) --Adrian Peterson, running back for the Minnesota Vikings, turns himself in, posts bond in child injury case.
Danielle Haynes
Adrian Peterson indicted for injury to a child

Adrian Peterson indicted for injury to a child

HOUSTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) --Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted for injury to a child in Montgomery County, Texas, and is cooperating with authorities.
Annie Martin
NFL players want to see Adrian Peterson in the Super Bowl

NFL players want to see Adrian Peterson in the Super Bowl

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Tony Gonzalez and Calvin Johnson were next on the list behind Peterson after NFL players were anonymously surveyed about who they'd like to see in the Super Bowl.
Evan Bleier

Manning, Brady selected to Pro Bowl roster

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, the only players in NFL history to throw for 50 touchdowns in one season, were named to the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl Friday.

NFL: Cincinnati 42, Minnesota 14

CINCINNATI, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Andy Dalton passed for four touchdowns and 366 yards Sunday and the AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals rolled over Minnesota 42-14.

NFL: Minnesota 48, Philadelphia 30

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Matt Asiata ran for three touchdowns and Matt Cassel had a big game with 382 passing yards Sunday, sending the Minnesota Vikings over Philadelphia 48-30.
Cassel to start again at quarterback for Minnesota

Cassel to start again at quarterback for Minnesota

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Matt Cassel will start at quarterback for a second consecutive week for the Minnesota Vikings, Coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday.

NFL: Baltimore 29, Minnesota 26

BALTIMORE, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Marlon Brown's 9-yard TD catch with 4 seconds left capped a wild fourth quarter that ended with Baltimore posting a 29-26 win over Minnesota in a snowstorm.

Vikings' Adrian Peterson leaves game for tests on ankle

BALTIMORE, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been taken to a hospital for tests on an injured ankle, Fox Sports reported Sunday.

NFL: Minnesota 23, Chicago 20 (OT)

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Blair Walsh kicked a 34-yard field goal with 1:47 remaining in overtime Sunday, handing the Minnesota Vikings a comeback 23-20 win over Chicago.

NFL: Green Bay 26, Minnesota 26 (tie)

GREEN BAY, Wis., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Blair Walsh booted a 35-yard field goal with 3:49 left in overtime Sunday and the Minnesota Vikings held on to force a 26-26 tie with Green Bay.

NFL: Minnesota 34, Washington 27

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson put Minnesota in front with his second score of the game Thursday and the Vikings produced the final 20 points to defeat Washington 34-27.

NFL: Dallas 27, Minnesota 23

ARLINGTON, Texas, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Dwayne Harris caught a Tony Romo touchdown pass with 35 seconds remaining Sunday and the Dallas Cowboys escaped with a 27-23 win over Minnesota.

NFL: Green Bay 44, Minnesota 31

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Aaron Rodgers completed 24-of-29 passes and threw a pair of touchdowns Sunday, driving the Green Bay Packers to a 44-31 win over Minnesota.
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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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