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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

Cardinals optimistic about new deal for Fitzgerald

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
The Cardinals indicated at the NFL Scouting Combine that they felt good about the prospects of re-upping with WR Larry Fitzgerald, whose contract expires at the end of the 2011 season.

NFC West free-agent preview

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 1:47 p.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is likely to be delayed. Yet, PFW examines the free-agent picture for each club, with the NFC West featured today.

Draft Dose: Who needs a quarterback?

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
Which teams in this year's draft could be in the market for a quarterback like Missouri's Blaine Gabbert or Auburn's Cam Newton?

Cardinals expecting more from Wells in 2011

Posted Feb. 27, 2011 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
Injuries have limited RB Beanie Wells' production, but Arizona expects its former first-round pick to contribute more in the coming season, according to NFC Whispers.

Cardinals consider multiple scenarios with No. 5 pick

Posted Feb. 25, 2011 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
With many needs to address, Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt is keeping his options wide open with the fifth overall pick in the draft.

Cardinals GM Graves honored with award

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
Cardinals GM Rod Graves will be honored with the Paul "Tank" Younger Award by the Fritz Pollard Alliance in Indianapolis on Friday.

Different strokes for new Cardinals coordinators

Posted Feb. 19, 2011 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
Although Ken Whisenhunt has remained comfortable with the team's offensive coaches, he hired Ray Horton from Pittsburgh to shake up the defense.

Cardinals make Miller new offensive coordinator

Posted Feb. 16, 2011 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
The Cardinals have named Mike Miller as their new offensive coordinator, promoting him from passing-game coordinator, a job he held the past two seasons.

Cardinals add defensive backs coach

Posted Feb. 15, 2011 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
The Cardinals have brought in Louie Cioffi as their new defensive backs coach.

NFC West 2010 season-in-review team reports

Posted Feb. 13, 2011 @ 5:22 a.m. ET
Mike Williams emerged as one of the better stories of 2010, returning after two years out of the league to become the Seahawks' top receiver.

Report: Cards hire Cioffi as assistant DB coach

Posted Feb. 11, 2011 @ 11:59 a.m. ET
The Cardinals have hired former Bengals assistant Louie Cioffi as an assistant secondary coach, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Horton's communication skills will be tested in Arizona

Posted Feb. 10, 2011 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
To succeed as the Cardinals' new D-coordinator, Ray Horton will have to get through to many defenders who underachieved in 2010.

Cardinals hire former CB Townsend

Posted Feb. 10, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
New Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton worked on filling his staff on Thursday by hiring one of his former players, Deshea Townsend, to be the team's assistant defensive backs coach.

Horton hired as Cardinals defensive coordinator

Posted Feb. 09, 2011 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
The Cardinals have announced former Steelers secondary coach Ray Horton as their new defensive coordinator.

Report: Horton top candidate for Cardinals' DC position

Posted Feb. 08, 2011 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
The Cardinals used the Tuesday after Super Bowl XLV to get permission to interview Steelers and Packers assistants to fill their vacant defensive coordinator position, and Steelers secondary coach Ray Horton appears to be their man.

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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