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Biography and net worth of Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson
Adrian Peterson

The estimated net worth of Adrian Peterson in 2021 is $-4 million.

Adrian Lewis Peterson is an American football who plays for the Washington Redskins of the NFL.
Minnesota Vikings drafted Peterson in the 2007 NFL Draft.

It has been an incredible journey for him since then and he became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy as a freshman.

During his college football career, Peterson was the third all-time leading rusher for the Sooners.

Net Worth: $-4 Million
Age: 35
Born: March 21, 1985
Country of Origin: United States of America
Source of Wealth: Professional NFL Player

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Early Life

Born in Palestine, Texas, Adrian Lewis Peterson was born on March 21, 1985.

Peterson grew up in an athletic family, as both his parents were college all-stars.

His father, Nelson, used to be a shooting guard for Idaho.

His mother, Bonita, won three Texas state titles at Westwood High School and attended the University of Houston as a sprinter on a scholarship.

 Career

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Adrian Peterson first became a professional after entering the 2007 NFL Draft.

While he was in college, his injuries did cause some concern for a few teams.

Peterson was selected by the Minnesota Vikings as their first running back in the same year.

Following this, he signed a contract with the NFL worth 40.5 million dollars and performed magnificently at the 2008 NFL Pro Bowl.

Peterson was selected for the 2009 AP All-Pro Team. 

With 25 carries, 180 yards, and 3 touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns, he puts up some impressive numbers. 

He led the team to victory over the Dallas Cowboys. 

Sadly, they lost the NFL Championship to the New Orleans Saints.

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Peterson finished the following year with 5000 rushing yards and represented his team in the ‘Pro Bowl’. 

In 2011, Peterson was among the top 100 players in the NFL. 

He became the highest paid running back in the NFL when the Vikings renewed his contract with 96 million dollars.

His 2015 season was cut short by a torn meniscus and a knee injury. 

His first game on the active roster was against the Indiana Colts, where he racked up six carries.

Peterson has managed his finances poorly throughout his career, and is now believed to be in debt, despite earning nearly $100 million.

The net worth of Adrian Peterson is $-4 million as of 2021.

Highlights

Adrian Peterson’s career highlights include the following:

  • NFL Draft (2007)
  • Minnesota Vikings (2007)
  • NFL Rushing Champion (2012) – Won
  • New Orleans Saint (2017)
  • Washington Redskins (2018)

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