Corey Peters
Peters with the Cardinals in 2017
Free agent
Position:Nose tackle
Personal information
Born: (1988-06-08) June 8, 1988 (age 32)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:335 lb (152 kg)
Career information
High school:Central (Louisville, Kentucky)
College:Kentucky
NFL Draft:2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 83
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SEC (2010)
  • Falcons Man of the Year Award (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Total tackles:277
Sacks:17.0
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:2
Interceptions:1
Defensive touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Corey Peters (born June 8, 1988) is an American football nose tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kentucky.

Early years

Peters played high school football for Louisville Central High School, where he was first-team all state.[1]

College career

Peters played college football at Kentucky. He started two games as a freshman and started 12 games as a sophomore. As a junior, he tallied 36 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and four quarterback sacks.[1] As a senior Peters had four sacks and twelve tackles for losses.[2] Peters was also named second-team All-SEC as a senior.[3]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 3 14 in
(1.91 m)
300 lb
(136 kg)
34 in
(0.86 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.90 s 1.68 s 2.83 s 4.49 s 7.31 s 33 in
(0.84 m)
8 ft 7 in
(2.62 m)
26 reps
All values from NFL Combine and Pro Day[4][5]

Atlanta Falcons

Peters was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round, 83rd overall, of the 2010 NFL Draft.[6] The Atlanta Falcons signed Corey Peters to a four-year deal on June 8, 2010.[7]

On March 4, 2014, Peters and the Falcons agreed on a one-year deal that kept him in Atlanta throughout the 2014 season.[8]

Arizona Cardinals

On March 10, 2015, Peters signed a three-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals.[9][10] He tore his left Achilles tendon on August 20, 2015 during practice, and was placed on injured reserve the next day.[11]

On December 1, 2017, Peters signed a three-year contract extension with the Cardinals.[12]

In 2018, Peters started 15 games, recording a career-high 51 tackles and 2.5 sacks.

In Week 10 of the 2020 season, Peters suffered a season-ending knee injury and was placed on injured reserve on November 19, 2020.[13]

NFL statistics

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2010 ATL 16 33 25 8 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011 ATL 15 26 21 5 3.0 0 1 13 1 1 1 1 0 3
2012 ATL 10 15 11 4 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 ATL 15 46 29 17 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2014 ATL 15 26 15 11 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 ARI Did not play due to injury
2016 ARI 15 21 12 9 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 ARI 12 22 18 4 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2018 ARI 15 51 34 17 2.5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 ARI 16 38 19 19 2.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 ARI 9 15 10 5 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Career 138 292 193 99 19.0 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 9

[14]

Key

References

  1. ^ a b "Corey Peters bio at University of Kentucky Official Athletic Site". Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
  2. ^ Calm, Collected Peters isn't sweating NFL Draft, University of Kentucky Official Athletics Site
  3. ^ University of Kentucky Official Athletics site, Cobb named first-team All-SEC
  4. ^ http://www.draftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=66110&draftyear=2010&genpos=DT
  5. ^ "Corey Peters | DT | Kentucky - NFL Combine Results".
  6. ^ 3rd Round of 2010 NFL Draft at CNN/SI.com
  7. ^ "Falcons sign third round pick Corey Peters". AtlantaFalcons.com. June 8, 2010. Archived from the original on June 21, 2010.
  8. ^ Adams, Jay. "Falcons Sign Peters to One-Year Deal". AtlantaFalcons.com. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  9. ^ McClure, Vaugh (March 10, 2015). "DL Corey Peters to join Cardinals". ESPN. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  10. ^ Urban, Darren (March 11, 2015). "Cardinals Agree To Terms With Mike Iupati, Sean Weatherspoon, Corey Peters". AZCardinals.com. Archived from the original on October 1, 2017.
  11. ^ Weinfuss, Josh (August 20, 2015). "Corey Peters lost after tearing Achilles in Cardinals practice". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  12. ^ Bergman, Jeremy (December 1, 2017). "Corey Peters signs three-year extension with Cardinals". NFL.com.
  13. ^ Urban, Darren (November 19, 2020). "Jordan Phillips, Corey Peters Put On IR As Cardinals Deal With D-Line Woes". AZCardinals.com.
  14. ^ "Corey Peters Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved August 19, 2015.