|Net Worth:||$4 Million|
|Real Name:||Adrian Lewis Peterson|
|Born:||March 21, 1985|
|Age:||36 years old|
|Height:||6ft & 1in / 1.85m|
|Astrological Sign:||Aries ♈|
|Home Town:||Palestine, Texas, United States|
|Most Famous For:||NFL Football|
How Adrian Peterson Earned His Net Worth
NFL running back Adrian Peterson has had a long and sometimes rocky career in football. From his early years as a high school star of three sports, football, basketball, and track, to his professional gridiron achievements, Peterson has proven to be a leader.
In 2015, Peterson signed a $42 million contract for three years with the Minnesota Vikings. Two years later, he inked a deal with the New Orleans Saints for $7 million, plus a $2.5 million bonus on top of that. Last year, he signed on with the Washington Redskins for the league’s minimum salary of $1.015 million, according to ESPN.
Peterson will be with Redskins for a couple more years, it seems. Washington chose to exercise his club option for 2020, with a base salary of $2.25 million. Peterson was their team leader last season with five touchdowns and 898 rushing yards. Peterson has an estimated net worth of $20 million.
Peterson’s College and Professional Career
After graduating from high school, Peterson was a hot prospect. He was considered the best running back and overall player of that year. Peterson played football for the University of Oklahoma’s Sooners from 2004 to 2006. While there, he became the first freshman in history to be a Heisman Trophy runner-up.
Peterson ended his time with the Sooners with a total of 4,245 rushing yards in just three short seasons. He was only 73 yards away from breaking Billy Sims record as the school’s all-time leading rusher. Instead of staying for his senior year, Peterson decided to go professional.
In his first season as a running back for the Minnesota Vikings, he had 296 rushing yards in one game, and was chosen as the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Adrian Peterson’s professional career has been filled with achievements, such as the NFL MVP award and NFL Rushing award in 2012.
Adrian Peterson’s Wife
Peterson met his future wife while they were in college together at the University of Oklahoma. She posed in Playboy’s «Girls of the Big 12» issue in 2006, representing Sooner pride. The aspiring model also appeared on an episode of «Deal or No Deal, the television game show.
Adrian Peterson married his longtime girlfriend, Ashley Brown, in the summer of 2014. Unlike many celebrity wedding events, this one was a quiet affair without paparazzi. In fact, they did not announce their marriage until they attended a Minnesota gala sporting their wedding rings.
As a couple, they have weathered many storms. Peterson has had legal problems to deal with, including a child abuse claim, later disproved, the year they were married. They have one son, Adrian Peterson Jr., and she has another son, Axl, who will be five this October.