Player Name: Patrick Peterson
Team : Arizona Cardinals
Born: July 11, 1990 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Turned Pro: 2011
Peterson attended Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach, Florida, where he played running back and defensive back. In his junior campaign he recorded 11 total touchdowns on offense, while recording seven interceptions and 54 tackles on defense. He also returned three kick-offs for touchdowns and added 10 rushes for 213 yards.
Patrick Peterson entered his junior season as a nearly unanimous selection to every preseason All-American team. He was named to the preseason watch lists for the Nagurski Award, the Thorpe Award, the Ronnie Lott Award, the Walter Camp Award, and the Chuck Bednarik Award. It was announced during the summer of 2010 that Peterson would begin returning punts and kickoffs due to his size, speed, and athleticism. With this added dimension to his game, and his dominance as a cornerback, Peterson began being mentioned as a dark horse for the 2010 Heisman Trophy award, presented to the best college football player every year. Only one defensive player has ever won the Heisman Trophy, Charles Woodson.
Peterson began his Heisman campaign against North Carolina in the 2010 Chic-fil-a Kickoff. The Tigers won 30ï¿½24 and Peterson was terrific.In his debut as a returner, Peterson had a school-record 257-yards returning punts and kickoffs, 244-yards coming in the first half. He returned a punt 87-yards for a touchdown and consistently gave the Tiger's offense good field position. His 257-yard performance ranks second all-time in the SEC behind Mississippi State's Nick Turner and his 266-yard performance. Peterson was named Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance. He was also named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week.
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