Floyd Peters

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Floyd Peters
No. 73, 72, 78
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1936-05-21)May 21, 1936
Place of birth: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Date of death: August 19, 2008(2008-08-19) (aged 72)
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 254 lb (115 kg)
Career information
College: San Francisco State
NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 8 / Pick: 93
Debuted in 1959 for the Cleveland Browns
Last played in 1970 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason member only
 As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1970
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Floyd Charles Peters (May 21, 1936 – August 18, 2008) was an American football defensive tackle in the National Football League and went to three Pro Bowls during his 13 year career. He played college football at San Francisco State University and was drafted in the eighth round of the 1958 NFL Draft.

Later, Peters was an assistant coach for various teams. He was defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings from 1986 to 1990 where his defenses ranked number 1 in the NFL in '88 and '89 (71 sacks in '89, one short of an NFL record), and of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1991 to 1994. During this time his nickname was 'Sgt. Rock.' He was also well known in Tampa Bay for wearing bright orange pants to practice.

Peters has four sons (Craig, Allen, Dean and Kelly) and a wife, Nancy.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Fred Bruney
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator
1991–1994
Succeeded by
Rusty Tillman