Jim Peterson (American football)
|Date of birth||January 20, 1950|
|Place of birth||San Diego, California|
|College||Mesa Community College, San Diego State University|
|NFL draft||1973 / Round: 6 / Pick: 133rd|
|1974–1975||Los Angeles Rams|
|1976||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
James A. Peterson (born January 20, 1950 in San Diego, California) is a former National Football League linebacker who played from 1974 to 1976 for the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He attended Crawford High School, then Mesa Community College and eventually San Diego State University before being drafted by the Rams in the 6th round, 133rd overall, of the 1973 NFL Draft.