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Despite earlier predictions that he would miss at least half of the 2012 NFL season, he not only made it back for opening day, but also wound up mounting a serious challenge to Eric Dickerson's 28-year-old single-season record of 2,105 rushing yards.
Peterson began a string of eight straight 100-yard rushing games in Week 7, topping the 200-yard mark in two of the final three games of that stretch.
Prior to the incident, Joseph Patterson had been charged with aggravated assault on an infant.
Following the incident, Patterson was arrested on felony battery and assault charges in the child's death, and further charges are being considered, according to Sioux Falls police.
Peterson faced more family tragedy in October 2013: A 2-year-old son of the running back died on October 11, 2013, the victim of alleged abuse by 27-year-old Joseph Robert Patterson, who was dating the boy's mother, police reported.
The child had been living with his mother in South Dakota at the time, and was pronounced dead at a Sioux Falls hospital, according to reports.
Peterson was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player for his efforts.
Despite suffering a devastating leg injury at the end of 2011, he returned the following year to challenge the NFL's single-season rushing record and win the Most Valuable Player Award.
Adrian Lewis Peterson was born on March 21, 1985, in Palestine, Texas.
The son of a former Idaho State University basketball player (his father, Nelson) and a Texas state high school track-and-field champion (his mother, Bonita Jackson), it seemed inevitable he was headed for a life of athletic success.
Following the news of his son's death, Peterson posted a statement on his Twitter account: "Thank you to my family, my fans and fans of other teams for their support.
The NFL is a fraternity of brothers and I am thankful for the tweets, phone calls and text messages from my fellow players.