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Patrick Peterson
Patrick Peterson
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Patrick Peterson

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Date of birth
Jul 11, 1990
College
LSU
Height
6-1
Weight
219 Lbs

Bio

Patrick Peterson is a fourth-year cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals. He has been named to the AP All-Pro First-Team twice as a member of the Cardinals and won the Jim Thorpe Award while playing collegiately at Louisiana State University.

Early Years

Peterson was born on July 11, 1990 in Fort Lauderdale, FL and attended Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach, FL. He played running back and defensive back for the Mighty Tigers football team and was named to several All-American teams following his senior season. He committed verbally to the University of Miami as a junior, but after being named Defensive Player of the Year by USA Today, he changed his mind and announced at the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl that he would attend Louisiana State University instead.

Louisiana State University

Peterson arrived at LSU as one of the top recruits in the country, and he played in 13 games as a true freshman, finishing with 41 tackles and an interception. He emerged as one of the best corners in the country as a sophomore in 2009, earning First-Team All-Southeastern Conference recognition from ESPN and Second-Team All-American honors from The Sporting News. Entering his junior season, he was named to the preseason watch lists for the Nagurski Award, the Thorpe Award, and several other prominent awards in college football.

LSU decided to use Peterson on punt and kick returns, and this new dimension to his game made him an unlikely candidate for the Heisman Trophy. He finished the season with 23 tackles, two interceptions, and two punts returned for touchdowns while also seeing limited action as a receiver and running back on offense. He was recognized as a unanimous First-Team All-American and took home the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back.

Arizona Cardinals

Peterson left LSU with one year of eligibility remaining and entered the 2011 NFL Draft. The Arizona Cardinals drafted the athletic corner with the 5th overall pick, signing him to a four-year contract. He became an instant star for Arizona, returning a punt for an 89 yard score to help his team beat the Carolina Panthers in his first professional game. He eventually tied an NFC record with four punt returns for touchdowns in one single season. He was selected to the 2011 All-Pro First Team as a return specialist and earned a spot on the NFC Pro Bowl squad.

During his second season, Peterson recorded a career-high seven interceptions and made his second consecutive Pro Bowl. He only managed to record three interceptions in 2013, but he once again made the Pro Bowl and was named to his second All-Pro First Team.

Statistics

Stats SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT YDS LONG TD FF FRC TD SAF
2013 Regular Season 41 1 42 0.0 0 0 3 59 43 0 0 0 0 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT FF FRC TD
1-3-2015 @ Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 27-16 4 0 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-28-2014 @ San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers 20-17 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-21-2014 @ Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 6-35 3 0 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-11-2014 @ St. Louis Rams St. Louis Rams 6-12 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0
12-7-2014 @ Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs 17-14 8 0 8 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0

News

Patrick Peterson Says He's Diabetic

Patrick Peterson Says He's Diabetic

by Football News

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson disclosed this past weekend that he is diabetic, according to the team's official website... Read more

Patrick Peterson Lands New Deal With Cardinals

Patrick Peterson Lands New Deal With Cardinals

by Allen Kim

Patrick Peterson has publicly said that he believes that he’s the best cornerback in the NFL, and now he’s being paid like it. The Arizona Cardinals signed the 24-year-old out of LSU to a five-year, $70.05 million deal with $47... Read more