A. Peterson Is Runaway Choice as AP Offensive Rookie of Year

Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson was the overwhelming choice as the Associated Press's NFL offensive rookie of the year.

Peterson finished second in the league in rushing, behind only San Diego's LaDainian Tomlinson, with 1,341 yards despite missing two games because of a knee injury. He set a single-game NFL rushing record with a 296-yard performance against the Chargers on Nov. 4 and was selected to be a Pro Bowl starter for the NFC.

He received 46-1/2 votes in balloting of 50 media members. Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas received the other 3-1/2 votes.

By Mark Maske |  January 2, 2008; 12:46 PM ET  | Category:  Awards , Vikings
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