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Vikings agree to terms with top pick Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with first round draft choice RB Adrian Peterson (No.7 overall) from Oklahoma. The Vikings have now signed/agreed to terms with all eight of their draft picks from the 2007 NFL Draft.

Peterson was a 3-time All-Big 12 1st-team honoree and finished his collegiate career ranked 3rd in OU history with 4,045 yards and 4th with 41 rushing TDs. In 2004, he was named Associated Press 1st-team All-America, the first Sooner true freshman to earn the honor. Peterson set the school record that season with 1,925 rushing yards as a freshman, breaking Billy Sims' record of 1,896 in 1978, and finished as the runner-up for the 2004 Heisman Trophy.

In his final season at Oklahoma in 2006, Peterson broke the 1,000-yard mark despite missing seven games with a collarbone injury. He broke the 100-yard mark in 6 of 7 games he played in on the season.

Peterson is one of only four running backs selected in the top 10 of the draft by the Vikings in team history, joining Tommy Mason (1st overall, 1961), Clinton Jones (2nd overall, 1967), and Darrin Nelson (7th overall, 1982).

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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) rushes during an NFL football game between the between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Peter Joneleit)

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