Adrian Peterson Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career
Adrian Peterson Net Worth 2020- Adrian Lewis Peterson an American football running back.
He set an NFL record for most rushing yards in a single game (296), became only the fifth player in NFL history to have more than 3,000 yards, became the fifth-fastest player to run for 5,000 yards, sixth-fastest player to reach 8,000 rushing yards, third-fastest player to reach 10,000 rushing yards.
Adrian Lewis was born on 21st March 1985 in Palestine, Texas to Nelson Peterson and Bonita Brown. His father was a star basketball player and thus he too aspired to be an athlete.
He grew up in a Christian family. He had an elder brother named Brian who was also his confidant. Unfortunately, his brother was run over by a drunken truck driver at the age of seven.
The devastating incident shattered him and he turned to sports to overcome the loss of his best companion. He attended ‘Palestine High School’ and excelled in three sports – basketball, track races and football. However, in his later year’s football became his dominant interest.
He continued to win races such as the 200 and 100 meters and even came in as the second runner up after Ivory Williams in the 100-meter dash ‘2004 World Junior Championship’.
He broke his first NCAA freshman record by crossing 1,925 yards amounting to a hundred-yard record for each game. He faced a minor dislocation of his shoulder but ended the season with an NCAA record of the most 100-yard rushing records by a freshman.
Upon completing high school he sought admission to Oklahoma University. In his freshman year, he played under the mentorship of Bob Stoops in the ‘Oklahoma Sooners’ football team.
He excelled in three sports – basketball, track races and football when he was in high school. However, football became his dominant interest later.
He continued to win races such as the 200 and 100 meters and even came in as second runner-up in the 100-meter race in 2004 World Junior Championship’.
After completing high school he attended Oklahoma University. He began his career playing college football at the Oklahoma University.
He soon became the first freshman to ever finish as runner-up in the ‘Heinsman Trophy’. Peterson finished his college football career as the Sooners’ third all-time leading rusher.
He had made many records like NCAA freshman rushing record with 1925 yards during the year 2004, became the first freshman to finish as the runner-up in the Heisman Trophy balloting.
He was named in the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, for setting an NFL record for most rushing yards in a single game (296) in his first professional season.
Peterson became only the fifth player in NFL history to have more than 3,000 yards in his second professional season.
In his 51st game, in 2010, he won the title of the fifth-fastest player to run for 5,000 yards, the sixth-fastest player to run for 8000 rushing yards, and In 2013, the third player to cross 10,000 rushing yards in all of American NFL history, ever since his injury.
He also achieved the No. 1 spot on the NFL Networks Top 100 Players of 2013. In 2014, he got the suspension for causing a negligent injury to his son.
But, in April 2015, the Vikings reinstated him. In April 2017, he ended his decade-long run with the ‘Minnesota Vikings’ and signed a two-year contract with ‘New Orleans Saints’.
Adrian Peterson is an American professional football running back who has a net worth of $-4 million