Adrian Peterson

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Adrian Peterson is a running back for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Vikings seventh overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oklahoma. 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.

Following his 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. He 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. In 2010, he became the fifth fastest player to run for 5,000 yards, doing so in his 51st game.

In 2012, Peterson became the sixth fastest player to reach 8,000 rushing yards, ending the season with 2,097 rushing yards, just nine yards shy of breaking Eric Dickerson's single season all-time record. Peterson amassed 2,314 all-purpose yards from scrimmage in 2012, tying Marcus Allen for the eighth-highest total ever. For his efforts, he received the NFL MVP Award and the AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award for the 2012 NFL season. Peterson also achieved the #1 spot on the NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2013. During the 2013 season, Peterson became the third fastest player to reach 10,000 rushing yards in NFL history.

In 2014, Peterson was indicted by a grand jury in Texas on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child that occurred earlier that year, and was suspended for the rest of the season. A free agent coming into the 2017 season, Peterson signed a two-year contract with the New Orleans Saints but was traded to the Arizona Cardinals mid-season before being released following the season's end. Peterson then played with the Washington Redskins for two seasons before joining the Detroit Lions for one season in 2020.


Adrian Peterson
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Submitted by Madelyne Lott (not verified) on

Good morning CAA sports,
I'm writing this letter in hopes that Mr. Peterson could help my son Travarion Lott. He's a junior in high school and is talented,but he won't use his football talents to do his best. He lacks in self esteem even though we push him to want to be great, his coaches won't play him much because of this. We don't want our son to be a statistic. He has it in him but won't push himself to do be better. I know Me. Peterson is busy but if he could please just somehow give him some encouraging words please,this year coming up is his last year to prove himself. We want our son to go on to college and be successful in life, Travarion and our family need your help.
Thanking you and God Bless all of you
Madelyne Lott

Submitted by Ken (not verified) on

Sounds like your son is not interested in what seems like YOUR dream for him. Let him live his life out for himself. If you have unresolved goals then that is YOUR issue not his. Honestly you are asking something from him that is NOT who he is which is on par with rejecting him... he will simply be pushed further away from you than he already has been if you continue this course. Good luck!

PS: Son of Madelyne Lott do what you wish to do for you and what you choose will be the right choice for all weather they know it or not!

Submitted by Deddeh (not verified) on

Adrian Peterson can you make my son dream come true, my son want to meet you he been saying this when he was three years old and he say this is his wish for Christmas . We live in Minnesota Anoka Ramsey.

Submitted by Debbie Sullivan (not verified) on

I have a friend that has to be your biggest fan. Nothing would mean more to her than contact from you. Her name is Sandie Sprague. She lost her daughter in law a few months ago and now her son is fighting for his life too. He was on life support and they made the difficult decision is unhook but he is still fighting, they aren't expecting him to make it but my friend Sandie is hurting..
Just want you to know that there isn't a Viking game day that there isn't a post from Sandie to her favorite player, you.
It wikis mean the world to her to hear from you right now.

Submitted by Rick Habeck (not verified) on

Join the PACK Adrian.

Submitted by Adam Armstrong (not verified) on

Hello, I know you receive numerous requests, but I am hoping Mr. Peterson would have the opportunity to provide some advice/insight for my 15 year old son, Devon. Devon just turned 15, a rising sophomore who loves football and already 6', 230 pounds. Last year, the day after being selected Varsity as a freshman he found out his MRI revealed a torn labrum and missed the season. We are military and just moved again and he is so excited for his new team and playing with his older brother for the first time (Upcoming Senior). Two days ago during Appalachian State camp, he tore his MCL and has meniscus damage. He is demoralized and feels he is cursed as coaches are telling him that he has a strong opportunity to play college ball. I feel for him and he loves Mr. Peterson, so I was inquiring if there was anything he could say or do to encourage Devon? If not, I understand and thank you for your time. Thank You, Adam.

Submitted by Chris Stennett (not verified) on

Hi Adrian,

I'm now 4 months past my ACL reconstruction and now developing into the more athletic part of my rehab but it's disheartening to deal with my body wanting to perform at a higher level than my knee will currently allow. Your recovery in the ACL game was an inspiration and because of your example I know that I'll be able to play competitively again but just want to ask what kept you motivated and positive? Grateful for any other tips you could offer to!

Thanks and best regards

Submitted by TJ Washtock (not verified) on

You always have been and always been my favorite running back. I remember at lunch I'd have people quiz me about random things about Adrian Peterson. I could list anything from rushing yards to your family life. I'm not sure the best way to reach you so I'm trying anything, such as a random website I found on Google. As now a 38 year old runningback I'm not sure if you will be able to land a spot on a roster. No matter how much I think you still have gas in the tank. So my thoughts where that you take your talents somewhere like the XFL or USFL. Show that you are still that top 1% of athletes. Imagine the head line: All time NFL great Adrian Peterson joins the (XFL)(USFL). I would never miss a game. I would constantly be tuning in. I think it's the best way for you to continue on with football and continue to impress your all time fans like myself. So please reach out to me to let me know you are considering my request that would be an actual dream come true.

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