He took part in an ESPN SportsCenter commercial during 2008 offseason.
He majored in sociology at Oklahoma.
In the 2008 Pro Bowl Adrian was made MVP for his outstanding performance scoring 2 TD'S. The NFC won the game 42-30 in a big association with Peterson. He was also selected to the 2009 Pro Bowl.
Adrian was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week twice in his rookie season. He won the award when he gained 296 yards against San Diego on 11/4/07 and 224 yards in a game at Chicago on 10/14/07.
Adrian has the top two rushing games in Minnesota Viking history. He gained 296 yards against San Diego on 11/4/07 and 224 yards in a game at Chicago on 10/14/07.
On November 04, 2007, Peterson tied the Viking team record for most rushing TDs in a game with 3. This was the second time Adrian had 3 rushing TD's. Chuck Foreman is the only other Viking in franchise history to rush for 3 TDs in a game more than one time.
On November 04, 2007, Peterson set a new NFL record with 296 rushing yards. The record came against San Diego, breaking former Baltimore Ravens RB Jamal Lewis' mark of 295 which he set in 2003.
Adrian had 747 carries in his college career.
Adrian's best receiving day at Oklahoma was on September 02, 2006. He had a 69-yard touchdown catch against UAB.
Adrian had a career-best 249 yards rushing in 2004 against Oklahoma State.
Peterson had a career-high 3 touchdowns 4 times at Oklahoma.
Peterson had 41 rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown while at Oklahoma.
Adrian's brother Brian was killed by a drunk driver when he was 7.
Adrian was ranked as the best high school player after his senior year by College Football News and Rivals online.
Adrian has been timed at 4.38 seconds while running a 40-yard dash.
Peterson and the Vikings announced that he will wear jersey number 28 as he did at Oklahoma.
Adrian graduated from Palestine High School where he played football, basketball and track.
Adrian is nicknamed "AD" because of his ability to run "All Day."
Adrian broke his collarbone on October 14, 2006, during a 53-yard touchdown run. He missed several games which kept him from breaking more rushing records at Oklahoma.
Adrian only had one receiving touchdown in his entire college career.
Adrian's longest college touchdown run was 84 yards in 2005.
Peterson was MVP of the 2004 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Adrian is 6'2" and weighs 218 pounds.
Adrian became the first Oklahoma player to rush for more than 3,000 yards over a two-season period.
Adrian broke the NCAA freshman rushing record with 1,925 yards on 339 carries in 2004.
Adrian is third all-time with 4,045 rushing yards at Oklahoma.
Adrian was the number seven overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft.
Adrian wore uniform number 28 at Oklahoma.
Peterson: It's an honor and it says a lot about those guys blocking for me in the line and the receivers doing a great job sealing the edge. I'm humbled to have the rushing record, but more importantly it comes in a win that we really needed to get the second half of the season started the right way.
Peterson: I didn't start beating my mom in running until I was going into my ninth-grade year. She was fast.
Peterson: It was a hard time for me with my dad out of my life at a young age like that. At first it was real difficult. I just had to find a way to cope with it. We did a lot of stuff together. (On his father going to prison when he was 12.)
Peterson: My mom, she's funny. She's got a heart of gold. My dad has raised me to be a man. He wasn't there for me physically, but mentally he really helped me grow as a young man. I really got a lot from both of them.
Peterson: I run to daylight when I see an opening.
Peterson: We're going to have to establish some form of a passing game, ... We just can't run it on everybody.
Peterson: I am starting to realize that a lot of guys look up to me, ... Older guys, and even younger guys, are asking me questions and [they] ask me about how to handle situations. I'm young, but that leadership role has been on me so I need to live up to it.