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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

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Dansby still unlikely to remain a Cardinal

Posted Jan. 13, 2010 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
Despite his tremendous effort in the Cardinals' wild-and-crazy wild card victory over the Packers, we hear the team has other players with contract concerns who are considered to be bigger priorities than ILB Karlos Dansby.

Dansby's fumble return gives Cardinals win

Posted Jan. 10, 2010 @ 8:32 p.m. ET
Karlos Dansby's 17-yard fumble return for a touchdown in overtime gave the Arizona Cardinals a 51-45 victory over the Green Bay Packers in the highest-scoring playoff game in NFL history.

Aces, jokers and other wild cards

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
PFW contributor Tom Danyluk says it's been an AFC league for years, but now, at least for a season, the heavies have shifted back to the National Conference. How many old guard clubs can win it all? Well, the ...

Cardinals' Wilson 'good but not great' in 2009

Posted Jan. 06, 2010 @ 11:01 p.m. ET
While he has definitely had better years, team insiders agree that versatile veteran SS Adrian Wilson deserved his third Pro Bowl selection in the last four seasons.

NFC playoff primer

Posted Jan. 06, 2010 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
He may be only a bit player in the Saints' offense, but RB Reggie Bush is still a player to watch in the upcoming playoffs. PFW analyzes the offenses and defenses of the NFC's six postseason participants and speculates ...

Laying in weeds benefits Eagles, Cardinals, Bengals

Posted Jan. 04, 2010 @ 10:41 a.m. ET
After sacrificing the final game of the season, the Eagles, Cardinals and Bengals have a decided advantage in the playoffs, Nolan Nawrocki says in this week's version of Scout's Eye.

Cardinals not rushing to extend Whisenhunt

Posted Jan. 01, 2010 @ 10:24 p.m. ET
With the Cardinals once again facing numerous contract concerns with a host of key players this offseason, the contract status of well-regarded head coach Ken Whisenhunt remains under the radar.

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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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