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- The Cardinals first-round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft and the fifth overall pick, Peterson was the first cornerback taken in draft. Signed a five-year extension on 7/29/14 that will keep him under contract with the Cardinals through 2020.
- Voted to his eighth straight Pro Bowl in 2018; has been selected to the Pro Bowl seven times at cornerback (2012-18) and once as a kick returner (2011). Joined Hall of Famers Jim Brown and Barry Sanders as the only players in NFL history to be chosen to eight Pro Bowls before their 29th birthday. Peterson is the only player in team history to be selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first eight NFL seasons and his eight consecutive Pro Bowl selections are a franchise record.
- Earned first-team All-Pro honors three times, with two selections at cornerback (2013, 2015) and one as a kick returner (2011).
- After starting all 16 games in 2018, started all 128 games over his first eight seasons, never missing a game in his NFL career. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the first Cardinals player since at least the 1970 NFL-AFL merger to start 100+ consecutive games to begin his career.
- In 128 games over his first eight NFL seasons, has recorded 373 tackles, 23 INTs (one returned for a TD), three sacks, 102 passes defensed, a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries.
- Selected as a team captain five times (2013, 2015-18), including each of the last four seasons.
- Only seven players in franchise history have more career INTs than Peterson (23).
- Only two current NFL players – San Francisco’s Richard Sherman (32) and Oakland’s Reggie Nelson (29) have more INTs than Peterson (23), dating back to his rookie season in 2011.
- Has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week twice in his career (Week 10 of the ’14 season vs. St. Louis; Week 4 of ’13 season at Tampa Bay), NFC Special Teams Player of the Week twice (Weeks 9 and 12 of the ’11 season) and Special Teams Player of the Month (November 2011).
- 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 were sent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH.
- 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).
- Is a cousin of former NFL CB Bryant McFadden, CB Walter McFadden and WRs Santana Moss and Sinorice Moss.