NEW ORLEANS (AP) Adrian Peterson has picked up The Associated Press 2012 NFL Offensive Player from the Year award some calendar year following significant knee surgery .
The Minnesota Vikings going returning hurried for 2,109 yards, nine short of Eric Dickerson's record. He dominated voting by the nationwide panel of 50 media members who seem to repeatedly cover this NFL, obtaining 36 ballots to tendencies with regard to runner-up QB Peyton Manning of Denver.
Quarterbacks Tom Brady with New England as well as Aaron Rodgers of Green Bay, in addition to recipient Calvin Johnson with Detroit just about every got two votes.
Even extra startling is that Peterson's remarkable 12 months accompanied major knee surgery treatment by the end with 2011. He contributed the actual Vikings' turnaround from a 3-13 record to 10-6 including a wild-card playoff berth, scoring twelve month period touchdowns hastening in addition to averaging 6.0 back yards for each carry.
He accepted his honour Saturday nighttime in the "2nd Annual NFL Honors" ribbons demonstrate on CBS saluting that NFL's very best players, actions and plays in the 2012 season.