On Now
Coming Up

Player Roster

Print
RSS
Patrick Peterson
CB #21
Height:
6-1
Weight:
219
Age:
24
College:
LSU
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
45
SCK
1.0
FF
0
INT
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 206 189 17 2.0 0 48 15 154 -- 43 1 0 9
2014 ARI 14 14 45 38 7 1.0 0 6 3 30 10 30 1 0 --
2013 ARI 16 16 42 40 2 0.0 -- 13 3 59 19.7 43 0 0 2
2012 ARI 16 16 55 52 3 0.0 -- 16 7 64 9.1 31 0 0 5
2011 ARI 16 16 64 59 5 1.0 0 13 2 1 0.5 1 0 0 2
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 SD W 18-17 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @NYG W 25-14 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 SF W 23-14 2 2 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @DEN L 20-41 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 WAS W 30-20 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @OAK W 24-13 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 PHI W 24-20 5 3 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @DAL W 28-17 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 STL W 31-14 2 2 0 -- 0 2 2 30 15 30 1 0 --
11 DET W 14-6 2 1 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @SEA L 3-19 3 2 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @ATL L 18-29 6 6 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 KC W 17-14 8 8 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @STL W 12-6 2 2 0 -- -- 1 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --

No Data

No Data

No Data

No Data

Biography

NoteCARDS:

• The Cardinals first-round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft and the fifth overall pick, Peterson was the first cornerback taken in draft.

• Named first-team All-Pro and was voted to his third straight Pro Bowl in 2013 as a cornerback. Has been selected to the Pro Bowl twice at cornerback (2012-13) and once as a kick returner (2011) while also earning first-team All-Pro honors at both cornerback (2013) and kick returner (2011). Became just the seventh player in NFL history to be selected to three Pro Bowls before his 24th birthday and just the second player in Cardinals history (Hall of Fame HB Ollie Matson) ever to be selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first three NFL seasons.

• A first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection as a kick returner following his rookie season in 2011, joins Hall of Famer Rod Woodson as the only NFL players ever to be selected to the Pro Bowl as both a defender and kick returner.

• In Week 2 of the ’13 season vs. Detroit, became the first NFL defender since at least the 1970 merger to post a reception and a completion in the same game. Peterson’s gloves as well as the football used on the pass completion are now on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH.

• In his first three NFL seasons, started all 48 games at cornerback and recorded 162 tackles, 12 INTs, a sack, 60 passes defensed and a fumble recovery.

• His 12 INTs dating back to 2011 are tied with Buffalo’s Jairus Byrd and San Diego’s Eric Weddle for third-most in the NFL that span.

• Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance at Tampa Bay in Week 4 of the ’13 season, when he recorded two INTs in the final four minutes of the 13-10 victory over Tampa Bay. His first INT came with 3:23 remaining and the Cards tied the game on the following play. His second INT came with under a minute remaining and clinched the win.

• Joins teammate Calais Campbell as the only players in franchise history to earn Player of the Week honors on both special teams and defense. Peterson was named Special Teams Player of the Week twice during his rookie season in 2011 (Weeks 9 and 12).

• In 2012, ranked fourth in the NFL with seven INTs and became the first Cardinals player since Aeneas Williams in 1994 to record an INT in four consecutive games (Games 11-14).

• As a rookie in 2011, tied the NFL record and became just the fourth player in league history to return four punts for TDs in a single season. Joined Jack Christiansen (Detroit, 1951) as the only rookies in NFL history with four punt return TDs during their inaugural season.

• With punt return TDs of 99, 89, 82 and 80 yards in ’11, became the first player in NFL history with four punt return TDs of 80+ yards in a single season.

• Led the NFL in punt return yards (699) and TDs (four) in ’11 while finishing second in punt return average (15.9) behind Chicago’s Devin Hester (16.2).

• Established an NFL rookie record with 699 punt return yards, surpassing the previous record of 656, set by Pittsburgh’s Louis Lipps in 1984. In addition to being a rookie record, his 699 punt return yards rank as the second-highest single-season total in NFL history behind Desmond Howard’s 875 yards for Green Bay in 1996.

• His 99-yard punt return TD in overtime against St. Louis in Week 9 of the ’11 campaign was the second-longest punt return in NFL history (103, Robert Bailey, 10/23/94). It also tied for the longest play in overtime in NFL history (99-yard pass from Philadelphia’s Ron Jaworski to Mike Quick, 11/10/85).

• Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for November during the 2011 season.

• Is a cousin of former Cardinals and Steelers CB Bryant McFadden, CB Walter McFadden and WRs Santana Moss (Washington) and Sinorice Moss.

NoteCARDS:

• The Cardinals first-round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft and the fifth overall pick, Peterson was the first cornerback taken in draft.

• Named first-team All-Pro and was voted to his third straight Pro Bowl in 2013 as a cornerback. Has been selected to the Pro Bowl twice at cornerback (2012-13) and once as a kick returner (2011) while also earning first-team All-Pro honors at both cornerback (2013) and kick returner (2011). Became just the seventh player in NFL history to be selected to three Pro Bowls before his 24th birthday and just the second player in Cardinals history (Hall of Fame HB Ollie Matson) ever to be selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first three NFL seasons.

• A first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection as a kick returner following his rookie season in 2011, joins Hall of Famer Rod Woodson as the only NFL players ever to be selected to the Pro Bowl as both a defender and kick returner.

• In Week 2 of the ’13 season vs. Detroit, became the first NFL defender since at least the 1970 merger to post a reception and a completion in the same game. Peterson’s gloves as well as the football used on the pass completion are now on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH.

• In his first three NFL seasons, started all 48 games at cornerback and recorded 162 tackles, 12 INTs, a sack, 60 passes defensed and a fumble recovery.

• His 12 INTs dating back to 2011 are tied with Buffalo’s Jairus Byrd and San Diego’s Eric Weddle for third-most in the NFL that span.

• Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance at Tampa Bay in Week 4 of the ’13 season, when he recorded two INTs in the final four minutes of the 13-10 victory over Tampa Bay. His first INT came with 3:23 remaining and the Cards tied the game on the following play. His second INT came with under a minute remaining and clinched the win.

• Joins teammate Calais Campbell as the only players in franchise history to earn Player of the Week honors on both special teams and defense. Peterson was named Special Teams Player of the Week twice during his rookie season in 2011 (Weeks 9 and 12).

• In 2012, ranked fourth in the NFL with seven INTs and became the first Cardinals player since Aeneas Williams in 1994 to record an INT in four consecutive games (Games 11-14).

• As a rookie in 2011, tied the NFL record and became just the fourth player in league history to return four punts for TDs in a single season. Joined Jack Christiansen (Detroit, 1951) as the only rookies in NFL history with four punt return TDs during their inaugural season.

• With punt return TDs of 99, 89, 82 and 80 yards in ’11, became the first player in NFL history with four punt return TDs of 80+ yards in a single season.

• Led the NFL in punt return yards (699) and TDs (four) in ’11 while finishing second in punt return average (15.9) behind Chicago’s Devin Hester (16.2).

• Established an NFL rookie record with 699 punt return yards, surpassing the previous record of 656, set by Pittsburgh’s Louis Lipps in 1984. In addition to being a rookie record, his 699 punt return yards rank as the second-highest single-season total in NFL history behind Desmond Howard’s 875 yards for Green Bay in 1996.

• His 99-yard punt return TD in overtime against St. Louis in Week 9 of the ’11 campaign was the second-longest punt return in NFL history (103, Robert Bailey, 10/23/94). It also tied for the longest play in overtime in NFL history (99-yard pass from Philadelphia’s Ron Jaworski to Mike Quick, 11/10/85).

• Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for November during the 2011 season.

• Is a cousin of former Cardinals and Steelers CB Bryant McFadden, CB Walter McFadden and WRs Santana Moss (Washington) and Sinorice Moss.

Pro Career: The Cardinals first-round selection (fifth overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft, Peterson has earned first-team All-Pro honors as both a cornerback and kick returner. A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Peterson has started all 48 games during his first three NFL seasons.

2013: After being chosen by his teammates as a defensive captain for the first time in his career, started all 16 games for the third straight season … selected to the Pro Bowl for third straight year and named first-team AP All-Pro at CB, his second career All-Pro honor after being named as a kick returner in 2011 … tied for second on the team with three INTs, recorded a team-leading and career-high 30 passes defensed and had 40 tackles … served as team’s top punt returner and totaled 198 yards on 33 returns … also saw action on offense throughout the season, catching six passes for 54 yards, running for 21 yards on four carries and throwing a 17-yard pass completion … had four solo tackles and one pass defensed vs. Det (9/15); helped limit Calvin Johnson to just two catches for 20 yards in the second half; played five snaps on offense, catching a 17-yard pass in the third quarter and later in the quarter completing a 17-yard pass to Kerry Taylor on a reverse pass play; marked his first career pass attempt; according to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the first NFL defender to catch a pass and complete a pass in the same game since the 1970 merger … recorded two fourth-quarter INTs to help the Cardinals earn a 13-10 win after trailing 10-0 through three quarters @ TB (9/29); marked his first career game with multiple INTs; first INT came with 3:23 left in the fourth quarter and the Buccaneers leading 10-3; INT and 11-yard return led to game-tying TD on the next play; second INT came with under a minute remaining and the Cardinals leading 13-10 to seal the win; became the first Cardinal with two INTs in the fourth quarter since Kwamie Lassiter on 11/18/01 against Detroit and the first Cardinal since Tim McDonald on 10/20/91 vs. Atlanta to record two INTs in the final four minutes of the fourth quarter; also had two solo tackles and a career-high five passes defensed; named NFC Defensive Player of the Week; became second player in team history (Calais Campbell) to win Player of the Week honors in two different categories after he won Special Teams Player of the Week twice during the 2011 season … intercepted a Cam Newton pass intended for Steve Smith in the second quarter vs. Car (10/6); led the team with four passes defensed and had two tackles … collected five tackles and a team-high four passes defensed vs. Sea (10/17); also had a career-long 19-yard reception in the third quarter … registered two solo tackles and a pass defensed vs. Atl (10/27); also had a 13-yard reception in the first quarter … had four unassisted tackles and a team-high four passes defensed vs. Hou (11/10); recorded season highs with six punt returns for 74 yards, including a season-long 22-yard return in the second quarter … recorded one pass defensed @ Jax (11/17); had an 11-yard reception on first-quarter TD drive and returned four punts for 22 yards … collected three solo tackles and two passes defensed vs. Ind (11/24); had a reception and a two-yard rush on offense and returned three punts for 23 yards … collected a season-high six unassisted tackles and had one pass defensed @ Ten (12/15) … had two tackles and two passes defensed vs. SF (12/29).

2012: Started all 16 games for the second straight season, leading the team and finishing fourth in the NFL with seven INTs … selected to the Pro Bowl as a CB, joining Hall of Famer Rod Woodson as the only players in NFL history to be named to the Pro Bowl as both a defender and kick returner … totaled 59 tackles, a team-high 17 passes defensed and one fumble recovery … also had 51 punt returns for 426 yards (8.4 avg.) and three catches for 11 yards and two carries for 13 yards on offense … recorded two tackles and one pass defensed vs. Sea (9/9); returned four punts for 37 yards, including a 17-yard return in the second quarter that helped to set up a Cardinals TD drive … collected his first INT of the season @ NE (9/16), picking off Tom Brady’s pass that was deflected by Darnell Dockett on the Patriots first play of the game; added three tackles, including one for loss, and one pass defensed on defense; appeared on offense for two plays in a Wildcat formation, running one time for 17 yards … collected one tackle vs. Phi (9/23); had 52 yards on five punt returns and ran one play on offense as a Wildcat QB … recovered a fumble by Legedu Naanee and returned it 60 yards in the fourth quarter vs. Mia (9/30), the first fumble recovery of his career; also had five tackles and one pass defensed; returned four punts for 18 yards ... picked off a Sam Bradford pass in the end zone during the third quarter @ StL (10/4); led the DBs with five tackles and had a team-high two passes defensed; also had a season-high 76 yards on five punt returns … recorded his third INT of the season by picking off wildcat QB Brad Smith’s pass in the end zone in the fourth quarter vs. Buf (10/14); totaled four tackles and equaled a career high with three passes defensed; also returned three punts for 36 yards … recorded his fourth INT of the season vs. StL (11/25), picking off Sam Bradford in the end zone in the second quarter; added five tackles and one pass defensed; returned four punts for 59 yards and matched his season-long with a 26-yard return in the first quarter … collected his fifth INT of the season when he picked off Mark Sanchez in the second quarter @ NYJ (12/2); also had four solo tackles and one pass defensed … picked off Russell Wilson in the second quarter for his sixth INT of the year @ Sea (12/9); became first Cardinal with an INT in three straight games since Dexter Jackson in 2003; had two tackles and one pass defensed; also had two punt returns for 11 yards and caught one pass for seven yards on offense … recorded an INT for the fourth straight game vs. Det (12/16), picking off Matthew Stafford in the second quarter and returning it 31 yards to set up a go-ahead TD; became the first Cardinals player with an INT in four straight games since Aeneas Williams in 1994; led the DBs with seven tackles and had two passes defensed; also returned five punts for 54 yards … recorded two unassisted tackles and two passes defensed @ SF (12/30); also had 12 yards on two punt returns; left the game in the second half with a hamstring injury.

2011: Started all 16 games at CB and had a record-setting season as a punt returner, scoring four TDs and totaling 699 yards on 44 returns … tied the NFL single-season record and set the franchise all-time record with four punt return TDs … established an NFL rookie record with 699 punt return yards, which is also a franchise single-season record and ranks as the second-highest single-season total in NFL history (Desmond Howard, 875, 1996) … led the league with four punt return TDs and 699 punt return yards and ranked second with a 15.9-yard return average … selected to the Pro Bowl as a kick returner, becoming the first Cardinal rookie since Anquan Boldin (2003) to earn Pro Bowl honors; joined Johnny Bailey (1992) and Vai Sikahema (1986-87) as the only players in franchise history to be named to the Pro Bowl as a kick returner … named to the AP All-Pro team as a kick returner, the only rookie named to the team … on defense, totaled 63 tackles and one sack, and tied for second on the team with two INTs and 13 passes defensed … blocked two FGs, helping the Cardinals lead the NFL with five blocked FGs on the season … started at CB in first career NFL game vs. Car (9/11); scored the game-winning TD with an 89-yard punt return in the fourth quarter, which marked the second-longest punt return in franchise history at the time (95 yards, Frank Bernardi, 10/14/56 at Washington); became the first player in Cardinals history to return a punt for a TD in the season opener and it was the third-longest play on opening weekend in team history; became the fifth Cardinals rookie to return a punt for a TD; also recorded three unassisted tackles on defense … collected seven tackles @ Was (9/18) and returned two punts for 30 yards … recorded his first career INT @ Sea (9/25) … totaled a team-leading seven solo tackles and had two passes defensed vs. NYG (10/2) … matched his career high with seven unassisted tackles vs. Pit (10/23) … returned a punt 82 yards for a TD in the second quarter @ Bal (10/30); marked his second punt return TD of the season, becoming the eighth player in franchise history to have at least two punt returns for TDs in a season; became the first player in team history with two career punt returns of 80+ yards … scored the game-winning TD with a franchise-record 99-yard punt return in overtime vs. StL (11/6); became the first player in NFL history with three punt return TDs in his first eight career games; marked just the second game-winning punt return in overtime in NFL history (Kansas City’s Tamarick Vanover, 86 yards vs. San Diego, 10/9/95); was the second-longest punt return in NFL history, behind only L.A. Rams Robert Bailey’s 103-yard TD return vs. New Orleans on 10/23/94; became the first player in franchise history with three punt return TDs in a season and tied Ollie Matson and Vai Sikahema for the franchise career record; became the first player in Cardinals history and just the eighth player in the NFL since 1970 with a punt return TD in consecutive games; also had his second INT of the season, picking off Sam Bradford on a flea flicker in the first quarter, and collected four tackles and a career-high three passes defensed; named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week … blocked David Akers 30-yard FG attempt in the second quarter @ SF (11/20); also had four unassisted tackles on defense and returned two punts for 22 yards … returned a punt 80 yards for a TD in the third quarter @ StL (11/27); fourth punt return TD gave him the most of any player in franchise history, breaking a tie with Ollie Matson and Vai Sikahema; tied the NFL single-season record with four punt return TDs in a season and was just the second rookie to do so (Jack Christiansen, Detroit, 1951); became the first player in NFL history with four punt return TDs of 80+ yards in a season; combined with his 99-yard punt return TD against the Rams in week nine, joined Vai Sikahema (two against Tampa Bay on 12/21/96) as the only Cardinals with multiple punt return TDs against a single opponent in the same season; also led the DBs with five tackles; named NFL Special Teams Player of the Week; became the first player in team history to win Player of the Week twice in the same season against the same team; won NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for November … collected five tackles and matched a career high with three passes defensed vs. Dal (12/4) … recorded his first career sack vs. SF (12/11), helping the Cardinals total five sacks for the second straight game; totaled five tackles and had one QB pressure; also had 44 yards on five punt returns … had a 32-yard punt return in OT that helped lead to the game-winning FG vs. Cle (12/18); collected two tackles on defense … posted one tackle for loss and two passes defensed @ Cin (12/24); also had his first career pass reception on offense; left the game in the second half with an Achilles injury … returned four punts for 63 yards vs. Sea (1/1/12), setting a new rookie record with 699 punt return yards on the season; surpassed previous record-holder Louis Lipps (656, 1984) with a 42-yard return in the second quarter; blocked Steven Hauschka’s 24-yard FG attempt in the third quarter, his second FG block of the season and fifth overall by the Cardinals; also added four tackles on defense.

College: Played in 39 games (30 starts) and totaled 135 tackles, seven INTs, 22 passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in three seasons at LSU before leaving for the NFL following his junior season … one of the nation’s most decorated collegiate players in 2010, winning both the Bednarik Award (nation’s top defender) and the Thorpe Award (nation’s top defensive back) … was the first LSU player to win either award and became the first defensive back to win the Bednarik Award since Michigan’s Charles Woodson in 1997 … scored four TDs during his Tigers career, returning two punts, an INT and a blocked FG for TDs … a unanimous All-American selection as a junior in ’10 … also became the first player in LSU history to win the Thorpe Award as the nation’s top DB … earned SEC Defensive Player of the Year and Special Teams Player of the Year honors from the league’s coaches … All-SEC first-team selection as a CB and return specialist … a defensive captain, started all 13 games at right CB and totaled 42 tackles (29 solos), four INTs and six passes defensed … added 1.5 tackles for loss, one QB hurry and blocked a FGA for an LSU defense that ranked in the top 12 nationally in three categories (scoring defense, pass defense and total defense) ... returned two punts for TDs … established school records with 32 kickoffs for 932 yards, ranking first in the SEC and ninth in the country with an average of 29.1 yards per return … 932 kick return yards ranked as the fifth-best total in SEC history and shattered the previous school record of 618 yards, established by Domanick Davis in 1999 … returned 26 punts for 418 yards and two TDs, placing first in the SEC and fourth in the country with an average of 16.1 yards per return … All-SEC second-team choice by the league’s coaches and media and co-recipient of LSU’s Percey E. Roberts Award as the team’s most outstanding defensive player during his sophomore season in ’09 … earned second-team All-America honors from the Sporting News … started all 13 games at right CB and tallied a career-high 52 tackles (43 solos), two INTs (one of which he returned for a TD) and 13 passes defensed … also recovered one fumble … held Georgia standout WR A.J. Green to just four catches earlier in the year and limited Alabama WR Julio Jones to just three receptions … picked up a blocked FGA and raced 53 yards for a TD in the first quarter at Ole Miss … played in 13 games with four starts as a freshman in ‘08, starting the final four contests of the season, including a bowl win over Georgia Tech ... totaled 41 tackles, an INT, three passes defensed, a forced fumble and a QB hurry.

Personal: One of the most highly prized recruits in the country, Peterson was named the USA Today Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2007 at Blanche Ely (Pompano Beach, FL) High School and was named to the Parade All-America team and the USA Today All-America Team … played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and was one of six finalists for the U.S. Army Player of the Year Award … totaled 21 tackles and five INTs as a senior, adding 733 yards rushing and 11 TDs on offense … as a junior, earned All-Broward County first-team and 5A All-State second-team honors after totaling seven INTs and 37 tackles … scored six TDs as a junior, three on kickoff returns, two as a receiver and one on the ground … rushed for 213 yards on just 10 carries as a RB … brother, Avery Johnson, is a WR at LSU … went by the name Patrick Johnson (his mother’s maiden name) before formally changing his last name to Peterson in August 2008, to match his biological father, Patrick, Sr. … Sports Administration major.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos