Adrian Peterson was named the NFL MVP for the 2012 season during the 2nd Annual NFL Honors banquet in New Orleans, La. After rupturing his ACL and MCL on December 24, 2011, Peterson bounced back to post the 2nd highest rushing total in NFL history with 2,097 yards paired with 13 total TDs. Peterson earned the NFL’s rushing title, the 2nd of his career (2008).
“It’s truly an honor to be recognized as the league’s most valuable player,” said Peterson. “While the award is considered an individual achievement, I couldn’t have had the success that I did without my teammates, my coaches and the Vikings organization. I’m blessed to be a member of the Vikings, and I hope next year we can get the ultimate team award by bringing a Super Bowl championship to Minnesota.”
“As an organization, we are extremely proud of Adrian’s accomplishments this past season,” said Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf. “He is a great representative of the Minnesota Vikings both on and off the field, and we want to congratulate him on this incredible honor.”