Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Adrian Lewis Peterson was born on 21 March, 1985. He is an American football running back for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He was born in Palestine, Texas, to Bonita Brown and Nelson Peterson, who were also star athletes in college. His father was a shooting guard for Idaho, but his dream of a National Basketball Association career was derailed when a gun that his brother was cleaning discharged into his leg. His mother is a three-time Texas state champion at Westwood High School was a sprinter and long jumper.
He played college football at Oklahoma and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings seventh overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. Peterson set the NCAA freshman rushing record with 1,925 yards as a true freshman during the 2004 season. As a unanimous first-team All-American, he became the first freshman to finish as the runner-up in the Heisman Trophy balloting. Peterson finished his college football career as the Sooners’ third all-time leading rusher.
On October 10, 2017, Peterson was traded to the Arizona Cardinals for a conditional sixth-round draft pick. He played his first game with the Cardinals on October 15, in which he rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns in a 38–33 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, earning him NFC Offensive Player of the Week. During Week 9 against the San Francisco 49ers, Adrian posted another impressive performance with 159 rushing yards as the Cardinals won 20-10. He was sidelined for Weeks 13 and 14 due to a neck injury, and was subsequently placed on injured reserve on December 15, 2017.