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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

Jets bench Sanchez, beat Cardinals

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
Third-stringer Greg McElroy stepped in for a struggling Mark Sanchez and energized the Jets to a 7-6 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Cardinals' sinking feeling grows with Sendlein out for year

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 9:40 p.m. ET
Just what the Cardinals needed: Another crushing blow to their offensive line with the season-ending loss of C Lyle Sendlein.

Scout's Notebook: Cardinals LILB Daryl Washington

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of the NFL's top blitzing 'backer, Daryl Washington.

Cardinals lose C Sendlein for the season

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
Cardinals starting C Lyle Sendlein will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, the team confirmed Monday.

Same old story for Cardinals

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
The Cardinals started a new quarterback but the result was much of the same as they fell to the Rams for their seventh straight loss.

NFC West Spin cycle: Kaepernick teams up with 'D' to keep Niners hot

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
The 49ers remained hot, the Rams rebounded with a win, the Seahawks shot themselves in the foot and the Cardinals kept losing in Week 12.

Rams beat Cardinals behind Jenkins' two interception-return TDs

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 8:08 p.m. ET
Janoris Jenkins returned two interceptions for touchdowns and St. Louis dominated the second half to hand the  Cardinals their seventh loss in a row.

Change is in the air in Arizona

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
The way we hear it, both Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves are officially on the hot seat.

Rookie QB Lindley gets start for Cardinals

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt announced that rookie Ryan Lindley will start at quarterback in Week 12 vs. the Rams.

Cardinals activate RB Wells, release LB Westerman

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 12:07 p.m. ET
The Cardinals activated RB Beanie Wells off the short-term injured-reserve list and released Jamaal Westerman.

NFC West Spin cycle: Rams, Cardinals continue to roll downhill

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
While the Seahawks rested on their bye week, there was no rest for the weary Rams and Cardinals following losses to the Jets and Falcons.

Cardinals past point of no return?

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
The Cardinals appear to be limping toward the finish line to complete a dismal season that was once filled with promise.

Falcons survive Cardinals despite Ryan's five picks

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan overcame a career-worst five interceptions, and the Falcons rallied for a sloppy 23-19 victory over the Cardinals.

Rookie tackles settling in for Cardinals

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
Get used to rookie tackles starting for the Cardinals the rest of the season — for better or worse.

More passing should be in Cards

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 10:43 p.m. ET
The Cardinals need to add some new elements to spark what has been a lackluster offense, especially getting the receivers more involved.

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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