Adeja Peterson is the oldest child and daughter of American football running back and free agent Adrian Peterson. Adrian is among the top five all-time football running backs and is recognized by many for his speed and power while on the field.
As for his personal life, he has seven to eight children from six different women, and Adeja Peterson is his firstborn. Although currently married, the football star has in the past been accused of neglecting his fatherly duties and favoring some of his children over others. Who is his daughter Adeja?
Adeja Peterson Bio
Adeja Peterson was born to Adrian Peterson around the early 2000s, but her parents held her details from the public. Similarly, her mother’s name remains a mystery. Adeja Peterson has maintained a low profile and does not hold any social media account that can give a clue about her whereabouts.
Adeja Peterson Siblings
As aforementioned, Adeja’s father has seven to eight children with six baby mamas. Her half-siblings include Tyrese Robert Ruffin, Adrian Peterson Jr., and Axyl Eugene Peterson.
One of Peterson’s children died in 2013. The two-year-old, whom he had never met, was assaulted by his mother’s boyfriend and did not survive after being taken to the hospital. Following the boy’s death, one of Peterson’s baby mamas took to social media to rant about his absence from some of his children’s lives.
In 2014, Peterson was suspended from NFL after he was charged with child abuse. He had whipped his son Tyrese (then four years old) with a tree branch and caused him injuries. Later in 2018, the former Minnesota Vikings running back claimed he uses a belt on his son to instill discipline.
Adeja Peterson’s Parents
Adeja’s mother remains unknown to the public. Her father was born on 21 March 1985 in Palestine, Texas, to Bonita Brown and Nelson Peterson. His mother was a three-time Texas state champion at Westwood High School and attended the University of Houston on an athletic scholarship.
Peterson participated in football, basketball, and track at Palestine High School. He attended the University of Oklahoma, where he played for the Oklahoma Sooners from 2004 to 2006. Peterson set the freshman rushing record during the 2004 season at 1,925 yards. He was the first freshman to finish second in the Heisman Trophy voting. By the end of his college football career, Peterson was the third all-time leading rusher for the Sooners.
During the 2007 NFL Draft, Peterson was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings’ seventh overall position. He was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year for rushing the most yards in a single game, setting a new NFL record. In 2014, a grand jury in Texas indicted Peterson on charges of negligent injury to his son earlier that year. As a result, he got suspended for the rest of the season.
Peterson got his game back as a free agent in the 2017 season and first signed with the New Orleans Saints but was traded to the Arizona Cardinals mid-season and released at the season’s end. Since then, he has played for Detroit Lions, Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks, and Tennessee Titans.
Adeja Peterson has not yet made headlines so far, and in case of an update on her personal details, we will keep you posted.