Adrian Lewis Peterson is an American footballer. He plays in the national football league (NFL) for the Arizona Cardinals. He is a very famous footballer and was ranked seventh overall in 2007 NF by the Minnesota Vikings. Let’s find out how much is Adrian Peterson’s net worth in 2018.
Adrian Peterson Early Life
Peterson was born in Palestine, Texas to the family of Bonita Brown and Nelson Peterson. His father Nelson was a shooting guard. At the age of 7, he becomes interested in football he took coaching from Rick Nally and was the star of his youth football teams. His father was arrested for laundering money when Peterson was 13 years old.
In his school time, he was talented in football and basketball. But he was popular for his football talent. He won many medals in several events like 100 meters, 200 meters, triple jump, and long jump. He ranked second in 100-meter dash ‘World Junior Championship 2004’. Rivals.com and Scout.com recruiting networks regarded him as a five-star recruit.
Adrian Peterson Career
He studied in the University of Oklahoma in which he played for coach Bob Stoop’s Oklahoma Sooners football team from the year 2004 to 2006. He was the first fresher ever to become runner-up in the ‘Heisnman Trophy.’ Here he broke many records, and started his career in 2007, Peterson entered the NFL Draft 2007 where he was known as tall, upright humor having high speed, strength, agility, size, and aggressive running style.
He played ‘Monday Night Football’ game and made rushing yards with 78 records. In 2008, he showed his outstanding performance in the NFL Pro Bowl. In 2009 he was voted for the Pro Bowl as the starting running back for the NFC team. In 2010, he was a third-ranked player on the NFL Network’s list of the NFL top 100 players. He continued his career by his hard work, and become very famous among the masses. He also played many of his matches under the Minnesota Vikings.
Awards & Achievements
In 2005, he was the top high school player announced by the ‘college football News’ and ‘Rivals.com. In 2007, he made most rushing yards with a 296 record in a single game. He made the most rushing records in 8 game periods with a 1322 record. He was awarded the NFL MVP and NFL Rushing in the year 2012. He became the 4th running back to lead the league per game in the first two seasons.
Net Worth of Adrian Peterson
The net worth of Adrian Peterson is estimated to be $18 million. In 2015, he signed a 3-year deal with Minnesota Vikings that worth $ 42 million. This deal gave him an annual salary of $14 million. In 2015, he got $11 million salaries with $2 million bonus. In 2016, he got $7.75 million salaries with $4 million bonus.
Adrian Peterson thus made a very successful career for himself with his full determination, zeal and hard work. Recently, in 2017, he has signed a 2-year contract with the New Orleans Saints that gave him $7 million salaries with $ 2.5 million bonus.