Corey Peters

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Corey Peters
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Peters with the Cardinals in 2017
No. 98 – Arizona Cardinals
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1988-06-08) June 8, 1988 (age 30)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school:Central (Louisville, Kentucky)
College:Kentucky
NFL Draft:2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 83
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 6, 2018
Total tackles:210
Sacks:14.0
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:1
Interceptions:1
Defensive touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Corey Peters (born June 8, 1988) is an American football defensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kentucky.

Early years[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]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 14 in
(1.91 m)
300 lb
(136 kg)
34 in
(0.86 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.90 s 1.68 s 2.83 s 4.49 s 7.31 s 33 in
(0.84 m)
8 ft 7 in
(2.62 m)
26 reps
All values from NFL Combine and Pro Day[4][5]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Peters was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round, 83rd overall, of the 2010 NFL Draft.[6] The Atlanta Falcons signed Corey Peters to a four-year deal on June 8, 2010.[7]

On March 4, 2014, Peters and the Falcons agreed on a one-year deal that kept him in Atlanta throughout the 2014 season.[8]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

On March 10, 2015, Peters signed a three-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals.[9][10] He tore his left Achilles tendon on August 20, 2015 during practice, and was placed on injured reserve the next day.[11]

On December 1, 2017, Peters signed a three-year contract extension with the Cardinals.[12]

NFL statistics[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2010 ATL 16 33 25 8 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011 ATL 15 26 21 5 3.0 0 1 13 1 1 1 1 0 3
2012 ATL 10 15 11 4 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 ATL 15 46 29 17 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2014 ATL 15 26 15 11 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 ARI Did not play due to injury
2016 ARI 15 21 12 9 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 86 167 113 54 11.0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 7

[13]

Key
  • GP: games played
  • COMB: combined tackles
  • TOTAL: total tackles
  • AST: assisted tackles
  • SACK: sacks
  • FF: forced fumbles
  • FR: fumble recoveries
  • FR YDS: fumble return yards
  • INT: interceptions
  • IR YDS: interception return yards
  • AVG IR: average interception return
  • LNG: longest interception return
  • TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
  • PD: passes defensed

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. ^ http://www.draftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=66110&draftyear=2010&genpos=DT
  5. ^ http://nflcombineresults.com/playerpage.php?f=Corey&l=Peters&i=8600
  6. ^ 3rd Round of 2010 NFL Draft at CNN/SI.com
  7. ^ "Falcons sign third round pick Corey Peters". AtlantaFalcons.com. June 8, 2010.
  8. ^ Adams, Jay. "Falcons Sign Peters to One-Year Deal". AtlantaFalcons.com. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  9. ^ McClure, Vaugh. "DL Corey Peters to join Cardinals". ESPN. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  10. ^ Urban, Darren (March 11, 2015). "Cardinals Agree To Terms With Mike Iupati, Sean Weatherspoon, Corey Peters". AZCardinals.com.
  11. ^ Weinfuss, Josh (August 20, 2015). "Corey Peters lost after tearing Achilles in Cardinals practice". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  12. ^ Bergman, Jeremy (December 1, 2017). "Corey Peters signs three-year extension with Cardinals". NFL.com.
  13. ^ "Corey Peters Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 19 August 2015.

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