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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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Cardinals keep faith in struggling Peterson

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
Cardinals CB-RS Patrick Peterson has had his share of problems this season. But we hear he's still considered the least of the team's concerns.

Thursday's 60-second rant: NFC West defenses bending and breaking bad

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush reflects on the sudden vulnerability of the defenses in St. Louis, Seattle and Arizona.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Cardinals-Rams game could be something special

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush couldn’t be looking more forward to Thursday night’s Cardinals-Rams skirmish on a national stage.

Cardinals have solid grip on CB situation

Posted Feb. 24, 2012 @ 5:07 p.m. ET
The odds appear strong that 2011 first-round pick Patrick Peterson and UFA Richard Marshall will start next season as the Cardinals' starting cornerbacks.

Cardiac Cards are NFL's best at fourth-quarter rallies

Posted Dec. 31, 2011 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
This week's "NFList" looks at the teams that have most often come from behind in the fourth quarter to win games, such as the Cardinals with PR extraordinaire Patrick Peterson.

Rookies to shine in Pro Bowl

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 8:11 p.m. ET
A trio of rookies will be playing in the Pro Bowl next month, but not top pick Cam Newton, based on the rosters announced Tuesday.

Rodgers and Brady among the top November players

Posted Dec. 01, 2011 @ 10:29 a.m. ET
The NFL has announced its players of the month for November, and once again, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers leads the way.

Brees, Hall and Peterson named NFC Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 30, 2011 @ 1:16 p.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees, Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall and Cardinals CB-PR Patrick Peterson were named NFC Players of the Week for Week 12.

Peterson's record-setting cleats sent to Hall

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
Only 11 games into his NFL career, Cardinals rookie Patrick Peterson has achieved what all players want when they retire: a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Record-breakers Wells, Peterson lift Cardinals' spirits

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
Records were made to be broken in the Cardinals' Week 12 win in St. Louis, with Beanie Wells and Patrick Peterson turning the trick in Arizona's third victory in four games.

Cardinals likely to try rookie Peterson on offense

Posted Nov. 12, 2011 @ 10:56 p.m. ET
Although it would only be in spot situations, we hear Arizona will experiment with explosive CB-PR Patrick Peterson on offense, according to our NFC Whispers.

Cardinals' revamped secondary making progress

Posted Nov. 11, 2011 @ 4:03 a.m. ET
Ten weeks into the season, the Cardinals' CB corps remains a major work in progress, but the arrow appears to be pointing up.  

Rodgers, Kiwanuka and Peterson named NFC Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 09, 2011 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, Giants LB Mathias Kiwanuka and Cardinals PR-CB Patrick Peterson were named NFC Players of Week Nine.

Rookie Meter: Peterson, Smith shine in the clutch

Posted Nov. 08, 2011 @ 9:31 p.m. ET
Several rookies, including Cardinals PR-CB Patrick Peterson, made game-changing plays in Week Nine.

Week Nine Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 08, 2011 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Aaron Rodgers, James Harrison and Patrick Peterson as its Players of the Week.


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.