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Corey Peters
DT #98
Height:
6-3
Weight:
305
Age:
29
College:
Kentucky
Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
21
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 167 113 54 11.0 1 7 1 1 -- 1 0 1 1
2016 ARI 15 14 21 12 9 0.0 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 ATL 15 2 26 15 11 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 ATL 15 15 46 29 17 5.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 ATL 10 8 15 11 4 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2011 ATL 15 15 26 21 5 3.0 0 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 1
2010 ATL 16 15 33 25 8 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 NE L 21-23 2 0 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 TB W 40-7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @BUF L 18-33 2 2 0 0.0 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 LA L 13-17 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @SF W 33-21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 NYJ W 28-3 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 SEA L 6-6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @CAR L 20-30 3 0 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 SF W 23-20 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @MIN L 24-30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @ATL L 19-38 4 4 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 WAS W 31-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 @MIA L 23-26 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 NO L 41-48 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 @SEA W 34-31 4 1 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @LA W 44-6 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

NoteCARDS:

  • Signed a three-year contract with the Cardinals on 3/11/15 as an unrestricted free agent after spending his first five NFL seasons with the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Returned after missing entire 2015 season with torn left Achilles and played in 15 games (14 starts) in 2016, recording 30 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 13 QB pressures and two QB hits.
  • Appeared in 70 games (55 starts) during his five seasons with the Falcons, collecting 172 tackles, 11.0 sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery (returned 13 yards for a TD), an INT and six passes defensed. Peters also started all four of the Falcons postseason games during his tenure in Atlanta, totaling 12 tackles, a sack and a pass defensed.
  • Named the Falcons 2011 Walter Payton Man of the Year in honor of his off-the-field community service as well as his play on the field.
  • Was a two-time SEC All-Academic team selection at Kentucky and earned a degree in Secondary Education.

Pro Career: Originally drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft, Peters re-signed with the Falcons on 3/4/14, agreeing to a one-year contract. Signed a three-year contract with the Cardinals as an unrestricted free agent on 3/11/15. Spent 2015 season on injured reserve after tearing Achilles during training camp.

NoteCARDS:

  • Signed a three-year contract with the Cardinals on 3/11/15 as an unrestricted free agent after spending his first five NFL seasons with the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Returned after missing entire 2015 season with torn left Achilles and played in 15 games (14 starts) in 2016, recording 30 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 13 QB pressures and two QB hits.
  • Appeared in 70 games (55 starts) during his five seasons with the Falcons, collecting 172 tackles, 11.0 sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery (returned 13 yards for a TD), an INT and six passes defensed. Peters also started all four of the Falcons postseason games during his tenure in Atlanta, totaling 12 tackles, a sack and a pass defensed.
  • Named the Falcons 2011 Walter Payton Man of the Year in honor of his off-the-field community service as well as his play on the field.
  • Was a two-time SEC All-Academic team selection at Kentucky and earned a degree in Secondary Education.

Pro Career: Originally drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft, Peters re-signed with the Falcons on 3/4/14, agreeing to a one-year contract. Signed a three-year contract with the Cardinals as an unrestricted free agent on 3/11/15. Spent 2015 season on injured reserve after tearing Achilles during training camp.

2016: Started 14 of 15 games played and had 30 tackles, including eight for loss, while adding 13 QB pressures and two QB hits … made his Cardinals debut after missing 2015 season with Achilles injury and had one tackle vs. NE (9/11) … tackled LeSean McCoy in the end zone for a safety in the fourth quarter @ Buf (9/25); had two solo tackles with one for loss … assisted on two tackles and tied for team lead with three QB pressures @ SF (10/6) … registered three solo tackles and one for loss vs. NYJ (10/17) … collected one solo tackle and two QB pressures vs. Sea (10/23) … notched four tackles, including one for loss @ Car (10/30) … inactive (foot) @ Min (11/20) … posted a season-high six tackles, with one for loss @ Atl (11/27) … recorded three solo tackles, one for loss, and two QB pressures @ Sea (12/24) … had three tackles, with two for loss, and two QB pressures @ LAR (1/1/17).

2015: Suffered a torn left Achilles during training camp and was placed on injured reserve on 8/21.

2014: Making his return from a torn right Achilles suffered late in the ’13 season, appeared in 14 games (two starts) and had 30 tackles and two sacks … tied for second on the team with six tackles for loss … registered four tackles and his first sack of the season when he took down Mike Glennon in the second quarter vs. TB (9/18) on Thursday Night Football … saw action at DT and recorded four total tackles @ NYG (10/5) … posted three total tackles @ Bal (10/19) … recorded three total tackles vs Cle (11/23) … had his second sack of the season when he took down Drew Brees in the third quarter @ NO (12/21); his sack was one of five for the day by Atlanta; added two tackles, a tackle for loss and a QB hit.

2013: Started 15 games and set career-highs with 48 total tackles (35 solo) and five sacks, while also adding six tackles for loss and two passes defensed … posted one of the best games of his career in the season opener @ NO (9/8), setting career highs in tackles (7) and solo tackles (6) while taking down QB Drew Brees for his first sack of the season … totaled five tackles in a Sunday Night matchup vs. NE (9/29) … registered three tackles (two solo) and a sack vs. NYJ (10/7), dropping QB Geno Smith for a 10-yard loss … posted his third sack of the season when he took down QB Carson Palmer for a nine-yard loss @ AZ (10/27); also tied his career-high with seven total tackles and one tackle for loss … finished the contest @ GB (12/8) with six tackles, a QB hit, his fourth sack of the season and a tackle for loss; marked his second consecutive game with six tackles (five solo) … registered his fifth sack of the season, a single-season career high, when he took down QB Colin Kaepernick on a third-down play in the first half @ SF (12/23); suffered a torn right Achilles later in the game that ended his season.   

2012: After spending the first six weeks of the season on the reserve/non-football injury list, went on to appear in 10 regular season games (eight starts) and started both postseason contests … recorded 21 tackles, a pass defensed and his first career forced fumble in the regular season and added six tackles, a sack and a pass defensed in postseason play … saw action as a reserve DT in the first two contests following his return: @ Phi (10/28) and vs. Dal (11/4) … made his first start of the season @ NO (11/11) and had two tackles and a pass defensed … registered three tackles in the Falcons 24-23 come-from-behind victory @ TB (11/25) … recorded season highs with six tackles and five solo tackles @ Det (12/22) … started his third career postseason game and totaled two tackles in the Divisional Playoff matchup vs. Sea (1/13/13) … started at DT in the NFC Championship Game vs. SF (1/20/13) and finished with four tackles, a sack, a tackle for loss and a pass defensed; took down QB Colin Kaepernick for a nine-yard loss on 3rd-n-4 in the first quarter, forcing a 49ers punt.

2011: Started all 15 games he appeared in during the regular season and also started the team’s Wild Card matchup against the Giants … named the Falcons Walter Payton Man of the Year … had 33 tackles, 3.0 sacks, his first career INT and his first career fumble recovery (which he returned 13 yards for his first career TD) … anchored a d-line that helped the Falcons rank sixth in the NFL in rushing yards allowed (97.0 yards per game) … inactive (knee) for the season opener @ Chi (9/11) … registered five tackles and two QB hits @ Sea (10/2); anchored a d-line that held the Seahawks to just 53 rushing yards on 15 attempts, including 24 yards on eight attempts for Marshawn Lynch … the following week, posted four tackles, his first sack of the season, two tackles for loss and a QB hit vs. GB (10/9); took down QB Aaron Rodgers for a seven-yard loss on the first play of the third quarter … with the Falcons holding a 24-17 lead midway through the fourth quarter, hauled in his first career INT when he picked off a Cam Newton pass at the CAR 40-yard line; Atlanta took a 14-point lead on the ensuing drive, sealing the victory … recorded his second sack of the season, and second in three games, when he took down QB Matthew Stafford for a 10-yard loss on a 3rd-n-goal from the ATL 6-yard line to force a FG attempt @ Det (10/23) … posted a sack of QB Curtis Painter @ Ind (11/6), marking his second sack in as many games and third sack in a span of four games … scored the first TD of his NFL career when he recovered a Blaine Gabbert fumble in the third quarter and returned it 13 yards for a TD and a 34-0 Falcons lead vs. Jax (12/15) … made his second career postseason start and had one tackle in Falcons Wild Card matchup @ NYG (1/8/12).

2010: Made an immediate impact during his rookie season, starting 15 of 16 regular season contests and the Divisional Playoff game vs. Green Bay … totaled 40 tackles, a sack and a pass defensed … made his NFL debut in the regular season opener vs. Pit (9/12) and had one tackle … logged his first career start the following week vs. AZ (9/19) … posted a season-high five tackles (four solo) @ Cle (10/10) … tied his season high with five tackles @ Car (12/12) … registered his first career sack and added three tackles in the regular season finale vs. Car (1/2); sack came when he took down QB Jimmy Clausen in the second quarter … made his postseason debut starting at DT  in the Divisional matchup vs. GB (1/15/11) and had five tackles.         

College: A three-year starter, Peters totaled 146 tackles (83 solo), 27 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, 11 passes defensed, three fumble recoveries and a forced fumble … two-team SEC Academic Honor Roll member (2007-08) … named the Wildcats Most Outstanding Defensive Player as a senior in ’09 after posting a career-high 56 tackles, 4.0 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, five passes defensed and a forced fumble … totaled 36 tackles while appearing in 13 games as a junior in ’08, adding 10 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks ... selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second-consecutive year … as a sophomore in ’07, was named UK's Most Improved Defensive Player as chosen by the Wildcat coaches ... totaled 43 tackles on the season, including four for loss and 2.5 sacks ... claimed a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll … as a freshman in ’06, appeared in 11 games (two starts) and totaled 18 tackles on the season. 

Personal: Attended Central (Louisville, KY) High School where he was a four-year letterman and three-year starter on the defensive line ... first-team All-State selection as a senior by the Louisville Courier-Journal and second-team All-State by the AP after totaling 91 tackles, 15 sacks, three INTs, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and seven passes defensed … selected to play in the Kentucky-Tennessee High School All-Star game … part of a Central team that went to the state playoffs all three years he was a starter … also lettered all four years in wrestling, where he advanced to the state meet four consecutive years … participated in baseball and track and field … earned a degree in Secondary Education.

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