Kevin Peterson (American football)

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Kevin Peterson
No. 25 – Los Angeles Rams
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1994-03-22) March 22, 1994 (age 24)
Muskogee, Oklahoma
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school: Wagoner (Wagoner, Oklahoma)
College: Oklahoma State
Undrafted: 2016
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles: 11
Forced fumbles: 0
Fumble recoveries: 0
Pass deflections: 6
Interceptions: 2
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Kevin Lamont Peterson (born March 22, 1994) is an American football cornerback for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma State. He has also been a member of the Chicago Bears.

Early years[edit]

Peterson played high school football at Wagoner High School in Wagoner, Oklahoma. He recorded 1,621 rushing yards, 25 rushing touchdowns, 42 tackles and 3 interceptions his senior year in 2011, helping Wagoner win the Class 4A State title. This was the first football state championship in school history.[1][2] In 2011, Peterson was named Oklahoma's Defensive Player of the Year by The Oklahoman and also earned SuperPrep All-American honors.[3][4] He also participated in track and basketball at Wagoner.[1] In May 2011, he won the state championship in both the 100 meters and 200 meters.[5][1][4]

College career[edit]

Peterson lettered for the Oklahoma State Cowboys of Oklahoma State University from 2012 to 2015.[1] He played in 13 games, starting 1, in 2012, recording 16 solo tackles, 4 tackle assists and 2 pass breakups.[6][7] He played in 12 games, starting 11, in 2013, recording 20 solo tackles, 4 tackle assists, 2 interceptions and 4 pass breakups. Peterson played in 13 games, all starts, in 2014, recording 53 solo tackles, 6 tackle assists, 2 interceptions and 11 pass breakups.[6][7] He played in 12 games, starting 11, in 2015, recording 36 solo tackles, 6 tackles assists, 1 interception, 6 pass breakups and 1 fumble recovery.[7] He missed the first game of the season due to injury. In 2015, Peterson was a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalst, earned First Team All-Big 12 honors and was named a team captain. He majored in education at Oklahoma State.[1] He was invited to play in the Senior Bowl in January 2016. However, he suffered a high-ankle sprain before the game and did not play in it.[8]

Professional career[edit]

Peterson was rated the 42nd best cornerback in the 2016 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com.[9] Lance Zierlein of NFL.com predicted that he would be drafted in the sixth or seventh round, stating "Size limitations make a move inside as a nickel corner possible, but he has enough quickness and coverage savvy to stick on a roster."[10]

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
5 ft 10 in
(1.78 m)
181 lb
(82 kg)
31 12 in
(0.80 m)
8 58 in
(0.22 m)
4.58 s 1.59 s 2.67 s 4.31 s 6.94 s 35 12 in
(0.90 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
14 reps
All values from NFL Combine[9][10]

Chicago Bears[edit]

Peterson signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent on May 9, 2016.[11] He was waived by the Bears on August 30, re-signed by the team on September 1 and waived again on September 3.[12][13]

Los Angeles Rams[edit]

Peterson was signed to the Los Angeles Rams' practice squad on December 27, 2016.[12] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Rams on January 3, 2017.[14]

On September 4, 2017, Peterson was waived by the Rams and signed to the practice squad the next day.[15][16] He was promoted to the active roster on September 16, waived on September 19 and signed to the team's practice squad on September 21.[17][18][12] He was promoted back to the active roster on November 22, 2017.[19]

On August 11, 2018, Peterson was placed on injured reserve after he suffered a torn ACL in the Rams' first preseason game.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Kevin Peterson". seniorbowl.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  2. ^ Aber, Ryan (December 2, 2011). "Class 4A: Wagoner wins first football crown, blanks Clinton". newsok.com. Archived from the original on October 20, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  3. ^ Aber, Ryan (January 1, 2012). "Defensive player of the year: Wagoner's Kevin Peterson pays close attention to detail". newsok.com. Archived from the original on October 20, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Tush, Terry (January 31, 2012). "National Signing Day: The Class of 2012". 247sports.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  5. ^ Hines, Kelly (May 8, 2011). "4A state track at a glance". tulsaworld.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Kevin Peterson". okstate.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  7. ^ a b c "Oklahoma State Cowboy Football: 2016 Guide" (PDF). okstate.com. p. 91. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  8. ^ Fredrickson, Kyle (March 8, 2016). "Oklahoma State football Pro Day: Cornerback Kevin Peterson rebounds from Senior Bowl injury to showcase talent". newsok.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Kevin Peterson". nfldraftscout.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Kevin Peterson". nfl.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  11. ^ Mayer, Larry (May 9, 2016). "Bears sign seven draft picks, 10 others". ChicagoBears.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  12. ^ a b c "Kevin Peterson Transactions". FoxSports.com. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  13. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 3, 2016). "Bears trim 22 to reach 53-man limit". ChicagoBears.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  14. ^ Bain, Nate (January 3, 2017). "Rams Sign Eight Players to Futures Contracts". TheRams.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  15. ^ Simmons, Myles (September 4, 2017). "Rams Claim QB Brandon Allen". TheRams.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  16. ^ Simmons, Myles (September 5, 2017). "Rams Add Two to Practice Squad". TheRams.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  17. ^ Simmons, Myles (September 16, 2017). "Rams Add Donald, Peterson to Active Roster". TheRams.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  18. ^ Simmons, Myles (September 19, 2017). "Rams Add Hill to Active Roster". TheRams.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  19. ^ "Los Angeles Rams promote CB Kevin Peterson, waive TE Johnny Mundt". TurfShowTimes.com. November 22, 2017.
  20. ^ Simmons, Myles (August 11, 2018). "Rams Place Kevin Peterson on IR, Sign DT Lord Hyeamang". TheRams.com.

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