Corey Peters

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Corey Peters
Corey Peters 2013.jpg
Peters in 2013
No. 91     Atlanta Falcons
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-06-08) June 8, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
College: Kentucky
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 83
Debuted in 2010 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SEC (2010)
  • Falcons Man of the Year Award (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Tackles 120
Sacks 9.0
Forced fumbles 1
Total touchdowns 1
Stats at NFL.com

Corey Peters is an American football defensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was drafted in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football for the Kentucky Wildcats.

High School[edit]

Peters played high school football for Louisville Central High School, where he was first-team all state.[1]

College career[edit]

Peters played college football at Kentucky. He started two games as a freshman and started 12 games as a sophomore. As a junior he tallied 36 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and four quarterback sacks.[1] As a senior Peters had four sacks and twelve tackles for losses.[2] Peters was also named second-team All-SEC as a senior.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Peters was selected by the Atlanta Falcons with the 20th pick in the 3rd round of the 2010 NFL Draft (83rd overall pick).[4] The Atlanta Falcons signed Corey Peters to a 4-year deal on June 8, 2010.[5] On March 4, 2014, Peters and the Falcons agreed on a one year deal that will keep him in Atlanta throughout the 2014 season.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Corey Peters bio at University of Kentucky Official Athletic Site
  2. ^ Calm, Collected Peters isn't sweating NFL Draft, University of Kentucky Official Athletics Site
  3. ^ University of Kentucky Official Athletics site, Cobb named first-team All-SEC
  4. ^ 3rd Round of 2010 NFL Draft at CNN/SI.com
  5. ^ Corey Peters signs a deal with the Atlantafalcons.com
  6. ^ Adams, Jay. "Falcons Sign Peters to One-Year Deal". atlantafalcons.com. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 

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