The Life of Adrian Peterson

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  • Adrian Peterson was born

    Adrian Peterson was born
    Adrian was born on March 21, 1985 to Nelson Peterson and Bonita Brown. He was born in Palestine, Texas and had 4 brothers. He grew up in Palestine and his parents got divorced when he was young.
  • Adrian's Brother is killed by a drunk driver

    Adrian's Brother is killed by a drunk driver
    Adrian had to watch his brother be killed by a drunk driver. Adrian was only 7-years-old when this happened to his brother. It was a very tragic thing in his family and Adrian was so young when it happened.
  • Adrian plays football for the first time

    Adrian plays football for the first time
    Adrian became interested in sports, shortly after his brother was kiled. He played football for the first time and loved it and has ever since. His father coached the pee wee team that his was on.
  • Adrian's father is arrested

    Adrian's father is arrested
    When Adrian was only 12, his father was arrested. His father was arrested for money laundering for a crack cocaine ring. Adrian was pretty close with his dad until this.
  • Adrian signs with The University of Oklahoma

    Adrian signs with The University of Oklahoma
    Adrian was watched by many college scouts throughout high school. He was offered by Oklahoma and he took it, and got a full ride to the University of Oklahoma. He played football and was a huge stand out for them.
  • Adrian Graduates from high school

    Adrian Graduates from high school
    Adrian was a great athlete, and had always stood out in highschool. He graduated from Palestine High School in the summer of 2004. He later went on to college.
  • Adrian sets NCAA Freshman rushing record

    Adrian sets NCAA Freshman rushing record
    Adrian had ran and ran in college, setting many records. He set the freshman running record with no problem. He rushed for 1,925 yards his freshman year.
  • Adrian finishes second for Heisman trpphy

    Adrian finishes second for Heisman trpphy
    Adrian was a stand out college football player and broke many records at Oklahoma. He placed second in the overall pick for the Heisman Trophy. He was one of the best runningbacks in college at that time.
  • Adrian's father is able to watch for the first time

    Adrian's father is able to watch for the first time
    Adrian's father was released from prison in 2005. His father got to watch Adrian run for Oklahoma for the first time in the seaon of 2006. HIs father was very proud of what his son had done.
  • Adrian was drafted the the NFL

    Adrian was drafted the the NFL
    Adrian was watched by all types of people, including the NFL. He was drafted in 2007 by the Minnesota, Vikings. He finsished his junior year at Oklahoma, but didnt stay for his senior.
  • Offensive Rookie of the Year

    Offensive Rookie of the Year
    Adrian had high expectations for his rookie year. He lived up to those expectations and ran for a over 1,300 yards. He got the Offensive Rookie of the Year, with the Vikings.
  • Peterson Named NFL MVP

    Peterson Named NFL MVP
    Adrian was an outstanding player and he was recognised for it in the season of 2012. He rushed for the most yards out of any other running back in the season. He is an outstanding player and deserved the NFL MVP.
  • Peterson become the sixth fastest to get 8,000 yards

    Peterson become the sixth fastest to get 8,000 yards
    Adrian ran and ran for hundreds of yards each game. He set records that no one could imagine. He rushed for over 8000 yards and is the sixth fastest to ever do it.
  • Marries Ashley Brown

    Marries Ashley Brown
    Adrian go married in the summer of 2014 to Ashley Brown. They had been seen together many times before that. They were both students at the University of Oklahoma.
  • Adrian suspended from NFL

    Adrian suspended from NFL
    Adrian was suspended from the NFL in the season of 2014. He was suspended for abusing his child with a stick. He had hurt his child that was young and the NFL suspended him and he has to go to court for more ruling.