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Patrick Peterson

Patrick Peterson - #21 - CB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 219 lbs.
Birthday 07/11/1990
Birthplace Fort Lauderdale, FL
College LSU
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 1st round, 5th pick by Cardinals

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
55 0 7

Steelers give Cardinals permission to interview Haley

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 11:46 a.m. ET
The Steelers confirmed that they have given the Cardinals permission to interview offensive coordinator Todd Haley for their vacant head-coaching position.

Next Cardinals head coach has a lot of work to do

Posted Jan. 01, 2013 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
Whoever team president Michael Bidwell selects as the next Cardinals coach should have a formidable task ahead.

Rumors grow tying Reid to Arizona

Posted Jan. 01, 2013 @ 6:05 p.m. ET
Multiple reports from around the league on Tuesday are tying ex-Eagles head coach Andy Reid to the Cardinals' job opening.

Cardinals to interview Horton, Reid, McCoy

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 7 p.m. ET
Cardinals team president Michael Bidwill said Arizona will begin the head-coaching interview process with Ray Horton, Andy Reid and Mike McCoy.

Cardinals fire Whisenhunt, Graves, several coaches

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
A 1-11 finish to the 2012 season has cost head coach Ken Whisenhunt, GM Rod Graves and several Cardinals assistant coaches their jobs.

NFC West Spin cycle: Niners, Seahawks gear up for postseason

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
The Niners and Seahawks have plenty of momentum for the playoffs afer taking down the Cardinals and Rams, respectively, in Week 17.

49ers beat Cardinals to win NFC West

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 8:04 p.m. ET
Michael Crabtree finished with a career-high 172 yards, leading the 49ers to a 27-13 victory against the Cardinals on Sunday after a slow start.

Wells' Cardinals career hasn't worked out too well

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 5:57 p.m. ET
Most close Cardinals observers agree that former No. 1 pick Beanie Wells has been a bona fide disappointment in the desert.

Cardinals to start QB Hoyer in Week 17

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt announced Wednesday that Brian Hoyer will start in the regular-season finale against the 49ers.

Cardinals place TE Housler on I.R.

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
The Cardinals placed TE Rob Housler (shoulder) on injured reserve and elevated WR Kerry Taylor from the practice squad.

NFC West Spin cycle: There's no stopping red-hot Seahawks

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
The surging Seahawks grabbed center stage in the NFC West with their playoff-clinching rout of the Niners in Seattle.

Bears 'D' scores twice in win over Cardinals

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 7:52 p.m. ET
Chicago's defense scored two touchdowns and the Bears beat the Cardinals 28-13 on Sunday to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Cardinals continue counting on Campbell

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
DE Calais Campbell is one high-profile Cardinals defender whose star status continues to shine brightly.

NFC West Spin cycle: 49ers, Seahawks make statements

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
Huge victories by San Francisco and Seattle in advance of their prime-time matchup in Week 16 grabbed the headlines in Week 15.

Desperate times in the desert

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 11:43 a.m. ET
While there’s no doubt the Cardinals are in store for significant changes this offseason, the extent of those changes remain to be seen.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Nov. 27, 2011
Peterson has tied the NFL record by returning his fourth punt for a touchdown in Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams. The rookie returned a punt 80 yards in the third quarter to put the Cardinals ahead 20-10. He was untouched as he raced up the middle of the field in becoming the fourth player with four punt returns in a season.||||||| The others to share the record are Devin Hester (2007), Rick Upchurch (1978) and Jack Christiansen (1951). Christiansen was a rookie when he first set the record.
Posted Oct. 31, 2011
During a 30-27 loss to Baltimore on Sunday, Peterson became the eighth player in Cardinals history to have at least two punt returns for touchdowns in a single season.||||||| The last Cardinals player to accomplish that feat was Vai Sikahema in 1986.
Posted Aug. 30, 2011
Peterson may be a starter for the Cardinals.||||||| Greg Toler, injured in Saturday night's preseason loss to San Diego, was placed on injured reserve on Monday. The move could mean a starting assignment for first-round draft pick Peterson.
Posted July 30, 2011
The Arizona Cardinals have reached a contract agreement with Peterson.||||||| The cornerback from LSU, the fifth player drafted overall, could be at training camp in time for Sunday's practice. Coach Ken Whisenhunt confirmed the five-year deal when he met with reporters after the team's first training camp practice on Saturday.
Posted April 29, 2011
The Arizona Cardinals passed on a quarterback. Instead, the team used the fifth overall pick in Thursday's draft to select Patrick Peterson, a confident, highly regarded cornerback from LSU who says he expects to immediately assume the starting cornerback spot alongside Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.||||||| Peterson, in a teleconference, described himself as a "fierce, competitive, confident young man" who brings kick- and punt-returning talents along with his ability to cover receivers and tackle. He has been timed in 4.31 seconds over 40 yards.

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