Adrian Peterson

In the past, American football was not as famous as it is today. Several players have had successful careers in the sport and made it big time in life. One of such players is Adrian Peterson, who is an American football running back, and he plays in the National Football League (NFL) for the Detroit Lions.

Well, how well do you know about Adrian Peterson? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Adrian Peterson’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Adrian Peterson to date.

Biography and Early Life

He is the son of Nelson Peterson and Bonita Jackson, both of whom were athletes during their college days. He was born in a family of five children with the others being Derrick, Brian Eldon and Jaylon.  When he was nine years old he witnessed his older brother Brian being killed after he was knocked by a drunk driver when riding his bicycle.

To deal with the pain of seeing his brother killed, Adrian got into sports and he was especially interested in football. He joined a youth football club where his father was an assistant coach and he was the star of the team.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Adrian Peterson in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Adrian Peterson’s age is 36 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 21 March 1985. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 220 lbs in Pound and 100kg in Kilograms.


Adrian went to Palestine High School where he played football both in his junior and senior years. He also had a career in athletics where he participated both in the field and track events like long jump, triple jump, 100 meters, and 200 meters. He won several medals in these sports but still chose to pursue a career in football. For his higher education, he went to the Oklahoma University where he played for the Oklahoma Sooners.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Peterson is married to Ashley Brown, and together they have five children. They got married in 2014, and they are still together with their kids. Adrian had a son who died on 11 October 2013 after being assaulted by his mother’s boyfriend. Adrian had not met the child as he learned about his existence just a few weeks before he died.

He was charged in a Texas court on 12 September 2014 after he used a wooden stick to discipline his son who was only four years old. Following the incident, he was deactivated for one game by his team. He was put on probation and slapped with a fine of $ 4,000. Years later, Peterson stated that he still uses a belt to discipline his son.

At the age of seven, he saw when a drunk driver ran over his brother who was riding a bicycle. Another half-brother by the name of murdered much later the night before Adrian participated in the NFL Combine.  When he was a teenager his father was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of laundering drug money.

Is Adrian Peterson Gay?

Peterson is not gay. He has been straight all his life as far as we know and there has never been any mention of him being gay. He is a father to six children, five of whom he has gotten with his wife Ashley. The two got married in 2014 and their union is rock solid with no signs of separation.

Professional Career

Adrian forewent his senior year in college to enter the 2007 NFL Draft. He was selected in the first round by the Minnesota Vikings where he was the first running back to be selected out of the three players from his college team. He was signed by the team on 29 July in a deal worth $40 million.

He came to a peak of his career in the team where he won several titles and also broke some records. He stayed with the team until 2017 when he was released, becoming a free agent. He was then signed by the New Orleans Saints in April the same year for a two-year contract worth $7 million. After playing for just a few months he was traded to the Arizona Cardinals. Other teams he played for included the Washington Redskins. Currently, he plays for the Detroit Lions after signing with them in September 2020.


The list of career awards for Adrian is very long since he has won several titles and awards. They include 2012 NFL Most Valuable player, seven times Pro Bowl champion, twice Bert Bell Award winner, and the Art Rooney Award winner among several others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Adrian Peterson in ’2021’

Peterson has had several financial problems in the past, and he has been taken to court severally for defaulting loans and payments. As of 2021, His net worth is estimated to be $2 million, and it has come from his career as a professional American football player.

Although his personal life is full of controversies and legal problems, his professional life is perfect. He has had success as a football player in different teams over the years and also won several titles. He is currently playing for the Detroit Lions and despite his age, he shows no sign of retiring any time soon.


Facts of Adrian Lewis Peterson

  • Gender Male
  • full nameAdrian Lewis Peterson
  • birthplacePalestine, Texas, the United States
  • Date of Birth March 21, 1985
  • Age 39 years 3 months
  • Horoscope Aries
  • Lucky Number 11
  • Lucky Stone Diamond
  • Lucky Color Red
  • Best Match for Marriage Leo
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$2 million
  • professionAmerican Football professional player
  • weightIn Kilograms – 100 Kg, In Pounds – 220 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 185 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorBlack
  • high schoolPalestine High School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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