- Name: Adrian Peterson
- Age: 31 years old
- Height: 6ft 1in (186 cm)
- Occupation: Football Player
- Net Worth: US $30 Million
- Status: Alive
Adrian Peterson is an American professional football player currently signed to the Minnesota Vikings. He stands 6ft 1in tall and plays the running back position. Peterson was born on March 21, 1985 in Palestine, Texas. His mother, Bonita, was a track and field star, and his Father, Nelson, played basketball for Idaho State University. His older brother, Brian, was killed at the age of 9 by a drunk driver. Peterson attended Palestine High School followed by the University of Oklahoma. He studied sociology but never completed a degree.
Peterson was competitive in basketball, track and football at Palestine High. He finished second place in the 100m sprint at the 2003 State Track Meet. Peterson played two seasons on the varsity football team starting his junior year. He rushed for 2,960 yards and 32 touchdowns as a senior. He won the 2003 Hall Trophy as Army National Player of the Year. Peterson continued his football career at the University of Oklahoma. He played three seasons for the Oklahoma Sooners from 2004 to 2006. Peterson rushed for 1,925 yards as a freshman, breaking Billy Sims’ long standing record of 1,896. He was the first runner up for the 2004 Heisman Trophy behind Matt Leinart. Peterson finished his college career with 4,245 rushing yards. He was also a 3x All-Big 12 honoree.
Peterson was selected by the Minnesota Vikings with the 7th overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft. He signed a 6-year contract on July 29th and made his professional game debut on September 9th. Peterson was named 2007 NFL Offensive Rookie of the year, finishing with 1,341 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. He was named the NFL Most Valuable Player, Offensive Player of the Year and Comeback Player of the Year in 2012. Other honors by Peterson include 5x First-team All-Pro, 2x Second-team All-Pro, and 2× Bert Bell Award recipient. He’s made 7 Pro Bowl appearances from 2007 to 2015.
Adrian Peterson has a net worth of $30 million and a yearly salary of $14 million. He signed a 3-year $42 million contract with the Vikings in July 2015. Peterson married Ashley Brown in July 2014 and they have a son named Adrian Jr. His other children include Tyrese Robert, Adeja and Axyl Eugene. Peterson was indicted by a Texas grand jury in September 2014 on child abuse charges. He was suspended by the NFL for the remainder of the season as a result. In 2016, Peterson suffered a serious knee injury during a week 2 game against the Green Bay Packers. It was revealed that he had a torn meniscus in his right knee.
Adrian Peterson Age, Birthday, Married
- Birth Name: Adrian Lewis Peterson
- Birthday: March 21, 1985
- How Old : Age: 31 years old
- Place of Birth: Palestine, Texas, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- How Tall : Height: 6ft 1in (186 cm)
- Occupation: Professional Football Player
- Years Active: 2007-present
- Net Worth : Salary: US $30 Million
- Marriage(s): Ashley Brown
- Death-O-Meter: Alive