Andrus Peat
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Peat with the New Orleans Saints in 2021
No. 75 – New Orleans Saints
Personal information
Born: (1993-11-04) November 4, 1993 (age 29)
Chandler, Arizona, U.S.
Height:6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight:316 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Corona del Sol
(Tempe, Arizona)
College:Stanford (2012–2014)
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2022
Games played:95
Games started:90
Player stats at · PFR

Andrus Jamerson Peat (born November 4, 1993) is an American football guard for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Stanford. As a high school senior, he was considered the best college football recruit by Sporting News.[1]

High school career

Peat attended Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, Arizona, where he was a letterman in football, basketball and track. In basketball, he played as a center, leading his basketball team to win the Division 1 state championship as a senior.[2] In track and field, Peat competed as a shot putter and discus thrower.[3]

By May 2011, Peat received 38 scholarship offers from college football teams.[2] As of December 2011, ranked him as a five-star recruit and the second-best offensive tackle in his class,[4] rates him as a five-star recruit and the third-best offensive tackle in his class,[5] and ESPN grades him out at 83 overall and the 16th-best player in his class.[6] He was considered the best recruit in his class by Sporting News.[1] He committed to Stanford on February 1, 2012. He was offered scholarships from Nebraska, Florida State, USC, Arizona, UCLA, Colorado, LSU, North Carolina, Oregon State, Clemson, Washington, Kansas, Tennessee, Auburn, Arkansas, Arizona State, Florida, Notre Dame, Michigan, Texas, Alabama, Miami, and Oregon.[7]

College career

As a freshman, Peat played in 13 games and averaged 20 snaps per game.[8] He started all 14 games as a sophomore in 2013. As a junior in 2014, he won the Morris Trophy and was named an All-American.[9]

After his junior season, Peat entered the 2015 NFL Draft.[10]

Professional career

At the 2015 NFL Combine, commentator Mike Mayock appraised Peat's 40-yard dash, "He's got dancing feet with that lower body, it's unbelievable. Look at that body. Look at that bubble butt."[11] On April 30, 2015, Peat was selected with the 13th pick by the New Orleans Saints in the 2015 NFL draft.[12]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 6+78 in
(2.00 m)
313 lb
(142 kg)
34+38 in
(0.87 m)
10+58 in
(0.27 m)
5.18 s 1.81 s 2.98 s 4.62 s 8.01 s 31 in
(0.79 m)
8 ft 9 in
(2.67 m)
All values from NFL Combine
Peat (right, #75) playing for the Saints in 2015.

On May 21, 2015, he reached an agreement with the Saints on a four-year, $11.39 million contract. It also included a $6.54 million signing bonus and is fully guaranteed.[13] He began the 2015 season as a backup offensive guard. On September 20, 2015, he received his first career start at left guard in a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During a week 6 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons, Peat suffered a leg injury that would force him out of action for the next 3 games. He finished his rookie campaign with 8 starts and played in 12 games. Throughout the season he split starts with offensive guard Tim Lelito.

Peat began the 2016 season as the starting left guard but started Weeks 3 and 4 at left tackle after Terron Armstead suffered a knee injury.[14]

In 2017, Peat started 14 games at left guard for the Saints. In the wild card round of the playoffs, Peat was carted off with an air cast on his left leg. He was diagnosed with a broken fibula and a high ankle sprain and was placed on injured reserve on January 10, 2018.[15]

On April 13, 2018, the Saints picked up the fifth-year option on Peat's contract.[16]

On March 23, 2020, Peat signed a five-year, $57.5 million contract with the Saints.[17]

Peat playing against the Washington Football Team in 2021.

On October 30, 2021, Peat was placed on injured reserve after suffering a torn pectoral in Week 7.[18]

Personal life

Peat is the son of former offensive guard Todd Peat, who played for nine seasons in the National Football League for the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals and Los Angeles Raiders.[19] His older brother, Todd Jr., is a former defensive tackle for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.[1] His younger brother, Cassius Peat, played college football for Scottsdale Community College.[20] His sister Leilani plays women's college basketball for the Seattle Redhawks.[21] His younger brother Koa Peat is a 2025 basketball 5 star recruit. His spouse is Ashley Simmons, who herself is the daughter of 1988 National Basketball League (NBL) Champion, Willie Simmons.


  1. ^ a b c McLaughlin, Brian (2011). "Athletic bloodlines run deep for this big tackle". Sporting News (2012 Recruiting Guide): 52–53.
  2. ^ a b Newberg, Jamie (May 25, 2011). "Andrus Peat just next in line". ESPN. Retrieved December 23, 2011.
  3. ^ Players. Andrus Peat Tracking Football[dead link]
  4. ^ "Andrus Peat Profile". Retrieved December 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "Andrus Peat". Retrieved December 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "Andrus Peat". ESPN. Retrieved December 23, 2011.
  7. ^ "Andrus Peat announces for Stanford". ESPN. February 1, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  8. ^ "Andrus Peat - Football". Stanford University Athletics. Retrieved June 16, 2023.
  9. ^ "Peat and Orchard Named 35th Morris Trophy Winners | Pac-12". Retrieved June 16, 2023.
  10. ^ "Stanford left tackle Peat declares for draft". January 6, 2015. Retrieved June 16, 2023.
  11. ^ Mayock, Mike. "Andrus Peat "Look at that Bubble Butt" (VIDEO)". NFL Network. Retrieved January 2, 2017 – via YouTube.
  12. ^ "New Orleans Saints pick Stanford OT Andrus Peat in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft". April 30, 2015. Archived from the original on May 3, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  13. ^ "New Orleans Saints agree to terms with top pick Andrus Peat on four-year contract". May 21, 2015. Archived from the original on May 23, 2015. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
  14. ^ "NFL Player Profile:Andrus Peat". Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  15. ^ "Saints placing guard Andrus Peat on injured reserve: source". January 10, 2018.
  16. ^ "Saints pick up Andrus Peat's 5th-year option on rookie contract". April 13, 2018.
  17. ^ Patra, Kevin (March 20, 2020). "Saints re-sign Andrus Peat to 5-year, $57.5M deal".
  18. ^ "New Orleans Saints announce roster moves". October 30, 2021.
  19. ^ Triplett, Mike (June 15, 2015). "Late bloomer: Saints' Andrus Peat had to wait before following dad's NFL path". ESPN. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  20. ^ Obert, Richard (March 9, 2020). "Former Corona del Sol DE Cassius Peat among several locals on Rattlers camp roster". Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  21. ^ "Leilani Peat". Retrieved June 20, 2020.