Adrian Peterson is currently the running back for the Minestoa Vikings in the NFL. He attended the University of Oklahoma and had four phenomenal years as a Sooner. As a freshman, he was runner up for the Heisman Trophy. The Minnesota Vikings drafted Peterson as the seventh overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, Adrian broke the record for rushing yards in a game with 296 against the San Diego Chargers.
Peterson is a devout Christian. When asked about his terrible knee injury a few years back he said, “This is a blessing in disguise. I’ll come back stronger and better than I was before. What flashed in my mind was, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, and that right there was enough for me.” On his relationship with Jesus Christ and overcoming adversity Adrian said, “Jesus Christ – He means the world to me. So many different situations I’ve been through…”.
Peterson seems to be a fan of Barack Obama and besides that hasn’t said much on politics. He has said, “I feel like Barack Obama wouldn’t be the president if he didn’t feel like he was the best representative of the United States.”
AD enjoys answering questions from fans on Reddit as well as playing Call of Duty. He prefers Playstation over Xbox and Barry Sanders is his favorite player of all time.
Adrian has been married to Ashley Peterson since July 2014. Together they have at least one child. He dated and had a child with Erica Syion in 2007. He also dated Ann Doohen who says they have a child together as well. In 2013 he dated singer/actress Iliana Fischer. Peterson won’t reveal how many children he has so the real number is unclear.
His nicknames are ‘A.D.’ for ‘All Day and ‘Purple Jesus.’ In high school Peterson ran for 350 yards and 6 touchdowns all in one half! His mother was a track and field star at the University of Houston and his father was a basketball star at Idaho State. Peterson idolized Eric Dickerson and wanted to wear his number, 29. In 2014 he was charged with a felony for injury to a child (his son) and he spent about a year away from the NFL to the controversy. It was dropped to a misdemeanor and a 4,000 dollar fine.