Stephen Peterman

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Stephen Peterman
Stephen Peterman.JPG
No. 72, 66
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-01-11) January 11, 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth: Gulfport, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 323 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school: Saint Stanislaus
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 3 / Pick: 83
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Retired
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 90
Games started: 86
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Stephen Frederick Peterman (born January 11, 1982) is a former American football guard who played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions. He played college football at Louisiana State University.

Early years[edit]

Peterman attended Saint Stanislaus College in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, where he was an All-State tight end and a two-time all-district selection. He also lettered in basketball.

He accepted a football scholarship from Louisiana State University, where he began as a tight end before being converted to defensive end during his freshman season. He was moved to left guard as a sophomore, starting 12 games and allowing only one sack. The next year he again allowed only one sack. As a senior, he was moved to right guard and allowed only one sack.

He started 29 of his 48 career games (25 starts at left guard) and was a part of the 2003 national championship team.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Peterman was selected in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He struggled with injuries during his two years with the Cowboys. As a rookie, he broke a finger at the start of training camp, before tearing the ACL and MCL of his right knee in the last game of the pre-season (while playing special teams), which placed him on the injured reserve list.

Peterman played 3 games on special teams at the end of the 2005 season. The team tried him at center before releasing him on August 23, 2006.

He was part of a string of unsuccessful offensive lineman selections made by the Cowboys in the first rounds of the draft: Al Johnson (2003), Jacob Rogers (2004).

Detroit Lions[edit]

The Detroit Lions signed him to their practice squad on October 17, 2006 and was activated for the last three games (2 starts) of the year. He became the team's starting right guard in 2007. The next year he was inactive in 2 games because of a hand injury.

In 2009 the Lions signed him to a five-year contract. He was placed on the injured reserve list on November 20, with a right ankle injury he suffered playing against the Minnesota Vikings.

He was waived on February 5, 2013, after having problems the previous year in pass protection.[1]

New York Jets[edit]

Peterman agreed to a one-year contract with the New York Jets on April 26, 2013.[2] He was released on August 26.[3]


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  2. ^ Orr, Conor (27 April 2013). "Jets sign G Stephen Peterman to one-year deal". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 27 April 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Jets Staff (26 August 2013). "Jets Release 14 Players". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 26 August 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 

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