Greg Peterson (American football)

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Greg Peterson
No. 79
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-01-21) January 21, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth: Kenansville, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
College: North Carolina Central
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 5 / Pick: 141
Debuted in 2007 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2008
Tackles 15
Sacks 1.5
Forced fumbles 0
Stats at NFL.com

Greg Peterson (born January 21, 1984 in Kenansville, North Carolina) is a former American football defensive end. He was most recently a member of the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at North Carolina Central University.

Peterson also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Peterson was signed and released during the 2010 off season by the Washington Redskins.

Early years[edit]

Peterson played high school football at East Duplin High School in Beulaville, North Carolina. During his senior year he was named all-conference, all-state, was East Duplin’s Male Athlete of the Year and the teams Most Valuable Player.

College career[edit]

Peterson played college football at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina after spending two seasons at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi. During his senior year he was named a Division II All-American and Sheridan Broadcasting Network Black College All-American. He finished his college career with 104 tackles, 10.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and one interception.

Professional career[edit]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Peterson was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He recorded his first career sack on September 30, 2007.

He was waived/injured on August 13, 2009 and subsequently reverted to injured reserve. Peterson was released with an injury settlement on August 20.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Peterson signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 29, 2009.

Washington Redskins[edit]

Peterson signed with the Washington Redskins on April 15, 2010. He was released June 20, 2010.

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