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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 place RB Wells on I.R. with designation to return

Posted Sept. 26, 2012 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Cardinals placed RB Beanie Wells on the injured reserve list with the designation to return.

Cardinals add FB Hall

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
The Cardinals signed FB Korey Hall and cut OT Pat McQuistan, the team announced Tuesday.

NFC West Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers his weekly team-by-team take on the state for the NFC West.

Cardinals stomp Eagles for best start in 38 years

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 7:33 p.m. ET
Kevin Kolb threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns and the Cardinals ran over the Eagles 27-6 on Sunday for their best start in 38 years.

Cardinals LBs providing full-fledged impact

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ 7:10 p.m. ET
It’s hard not to start paying more attention to a quality Cardinals LB corps that appears to have picked right up where it left off last season.

Key matchup: Eagles CBs vs. Cardinals WRs

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
In today’s “Key Matchup,” PFW’s Dan Arkush focuses on the Eagles' CBs vs. the Cardinals' WRs in the Week Three duel in the desert.

NFC West spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers his weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC West.

Unbeaten Cardinals riding Kolb as far as possible

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 2:42 a.m. ET
The Cardinals, with a backup quarterback, beat Tom Brady and the Patriots; the Buccaneers building something; plus replacement refs taking step back.

Kolb throws, runs for TDs as Cards top Pats

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
QB Kevin Kolb threw for one touchdown and ran for another as the Cardinals upset the Patriots, 20-18, on Sunday.

Arizona coach inches closer to ruling out Skelton

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 9:17 p.m. ET
Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt is inching closer to acknowledging that Kevin Kolb will be the starting QB Sunday at New England.

Cardinals' ground game hard to figure

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
It’s starting to look like the Cardinals’ RB situation could be perhaps even more fluid than the team’s unsettled situation at quarterback.

NFC West Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers his weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC West.

Report: Titans to add OG Lutui

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
The Titans are signing veteran OG Deuce Lutui, according to PFW correspondent Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Low ankle sprain for Cardinals' Skelton

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said QB John Skelton has a low ankle sprain and is not ruled out for Week Two.

Kolb replaces Skelton, leads Cards to victory

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 8:33 p.m. ET
Kevin Kolb replaced injured John Skelton and led Arizona on the deciding touchdown drive in the Cardinals' win over Seattle.

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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