Volney Peters

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Volney Peters
Born (1928-01-01) January 1, 1928 (age 86)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Position(s) Defensive tackle
College Southern California
NFL Draft 1951 / Round 13 / Pick 151
Jersey #(s) 76, 79, 70
Career highlights
NFL Pro Bowl 1955
TSN All-AFL 1960
AFL All-Star 1960
NFL Chicago Cardinals
NFL Washington Redskins
NFL Philadelphia Eagles
AFL Los Angeles Chargers
AFL Oakland Raiders

Volney Monroe Peters (born January 1, 1928 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League and the American Football League.

Early life[edit]

Peters graduated from San Diego's Hoover High in 1947.

College career[edit]

Peters went to Compton Community College and then was a two-way lineman for three years at the University of Southern California. As a senior, he was a first-team All-Pacific Coast Conference pick and was named to the 1951 East-West Shrine Game first team and the 1951 College All Stars Hula Bowl first team. Peters established a USC career record for minutes played.

Professional career[edit]

After a brief time in the Marine Corps, Peters played in the NFL from 1952 to 1958. He was drafted by the Chicago Cardinals and also played for the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles. He retired briefly before then-Los Angeles Chargers coach Sid Gillman convinced him to make a comeback to play for the American Football League team. He finished his career with the Oakland Raiders.

Peters was named a 1956 NFL Pro Bowl pick, and was named to the Sporting News 1960 All-AFL team.


In 2006, Volney Peters was inducted into the San Diego Hall of Champions Breitbard Hall of Fame.[1]

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