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Brian Peters
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Peters with the Houston Texans
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-10-31) October 31, 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth: Pickerington, Ohio
Career information
College: Northwestern
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Iowa Barnstormers (2012)
Career highlights and awards
* Grey Cup champion (2013)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles     54
Sacks     0.0
Forced fumbles     0
Fumble recoveries     0
Interceptions     0
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at CFL.ca
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Brian Edward Peters (born October 31, 1988) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Northwestern University. He was a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders team in the Canadian Football League (CFL) that won the 101st Grey Cup in 2013. Peters has also been a member of the Iowa Barnstormers, Omaha Nighthawks, Minnesota Vikings, and Houston Texans.

Early yearsEdit

Peters attended Pickerington High School Central in Pickerington, Ohio, where he was a two-time first-team All-district, first-team All-county and first-team All-Ohio Capital Conference selection from 2005 to 2006, as well as a second-team All-state selection in 2006. He registered 127 tackles, 4 interceptions and 8 pass breakups as a senior, and also added 32 receptions (as a tight end) for 493 yards, helping the Tigers finish the 2006 season as the Division II state runners-up, regional champions and OCC champions. He also served as the Tigers' placekicker, booting 53-of-55 PAT's and 4-of-8 field goals. He finished his high school career with 277 tackles and 18 interceptions (7 in both 2004 and 2005). He was selected to play in the 2007 Ohio North-South All-Star game, as well as the OCC All-Star game.[1]

Peters also lettered in baseball and track & field at Pickerington, where he was team captain in baseball, playing center fielder and pitcher.[1] In track, he leaped 6.25 meters (20 feet, 5.25 inches) in the long jump event at the 2007 District Meet, and ran the 200-meter dash in 24.10 seconds.[2][3] He also played one year of basketball.[1]

Regarded as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, Peters was ranked 75th among all players in the state of Ohio by SuperPrep.[1][4]

College careerEdit

Peters played for the Northwestern Wildcats from 2008 to 2011.[1] He was redshirted in 2007.[1][5] He recorded 92 tackles, five interceptions, one sack and two forced fumbles his senior season, earning First team All-Big Ten as well as Academic All-Big Ten honors.[6] Peters was also team co-captain his senior year.[1] He accumulated 107 tackles, three interceptions and one forced fumble his junior year in 2010, garnering Second team All-Big Ten as well as Academic All-Big Ten accolades.[6] He played in 52 games, starting 34, during his college career, recording totals of twelve interceptions, six forced fumbles, 23 pass breakups and a school record setting 301 total tackles.[1][6]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 3 in 215 lb 4.60 s 1.60 s 2.67 s 4.20 s 6.60 s 32 in 9 ft 2 in 14 rep

Iowa BarnstormersEdit

Peters signed with the Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League on July 5, 2012.[8] He recorded 13.5 tackles and one fumble recovery during his time with the Barnstormers.[9]

Omaha NighthawksEdit

Peters was signed by the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League in 2012 and released by the team before the start of the 2012 season.[10]

Saskatchewan RoughridersEdit

Peters joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders' practice roster in 2012 and signed with the team in January 2013.[11] The Roughriders won the 101st Grey Cup against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on November 24, 2013. Peters had five special teams tackles during the game.[6]

Minnesota VikingsEdit

On February 23, 2015, the NFL's Minnesota Vikings announced that they had signed Peters.[12] He was released by the Vikings on September 5 and signed to the team's practice squad on September 6, 2015.[13][14]

Houston TexansEdit

Peters was signed off the Vikings' practice squad by the Houston Texans on September 30, 2015.[15] He made his NFL debut on October 4, 2015 against the Atlanta Falcons.[16] He recorded 17 special teams tackles in 2015, which tied for the league lead with Johnson Bademosi and Cedric Peerman.[17] As of 2018, he is one of the Texans' six team captains due to his outstanding play on special teams.[18]

On December 24, 2018, Peters was placed on injured reserve.[19]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. "Division I OHSAA District Track Tournament". oh.milesplit.com. Archived from the original on September 30, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150930223057/http://oh.milesplit.com/meets/31645/results/60655. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  3. "Kallner Invitational". athletic.net. Archived from the original on September 30, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150930223135/http://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=220510. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
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  5. Forman, Matt (November 2, 2008). "Notebook: Defense shuts down Gophers' attack". dailynorthwestern.com. Archived from the original on September 30, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150930225213/http://dailynorthwestern.com/2008/11/02/sports/notebook-defense-shuts-down-gophers-attack/. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Brian Peters LB". riderville.com. Archived from the original on August 9, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140809204248/http://www.riderville.com/roster/show/id/5593. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  7. "Brian Peters". nfldraftscout.com. Archived from the original on September 30, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150930223719/http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=71324&draftyear=2012&genpos=FS. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  8. "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=145. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  9. "Brian Peters". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/players/Brian_Peters-12537/. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  10. Craig, Mark (August 14, 2015). "Long shot Peters relying on hope, confidence to make Vikings roster". startribune.com. Archived from the original on September 30, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150930215451/http://www.startribune.com/long-shot-brian-peters-relying-on-confidence-hope-to-make-vikings-roster/321837321/. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  11. "RIDERS SIGN THREE". riderville.com. January 31, 2013. http://www.riderville.com/article/riders-sign-three. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  12. Wilkening, Mike (February 23, 2015). "Vikings sign CFL linebacker Brian Peters". profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. Archived from the original on March 6, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150306214809/http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/02/23/vikings-sign-cfl-linebacker-brian-peters/. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  13. Alper, Josh (September 5, 2015). "Vikings pare roster to 53 players". profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150906164904/http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/09/05/vikings-pare-roster-to-53-players/. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
  14. "BRIAN PETERS". foxsports.com. Archived from the original on September 30, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150930213455/http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/brian-peters-player-transactions. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  15. Krammer, Andrew (September 30, 2015). "Texans sign LB Brian Peters off Vikings' practice squad". 1500espn.com. Archived from the original on September 30, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150930213728/http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Texans_sign_LB_Brian_Peters_off_Vikings_practice_squad093015. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  16. "Brian Peters". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/P/PeteBr00/gamelog//. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  17. Wilson, Aaron (March 15, 2016). "Special-teamer Brian Peters upbeat about future with Texans". sportsmanias.com. Archived from the original on July 7, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160707144438/http://www.sportsmanias.com/news/houston-texans/special-teamer-brian-peters-upbeat-about-future-with-texans/56eac6504e6336e6138b45d7. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  18. "Texans' team captains include J.J. Watt, Tyrann Mathieu, Deshaun Watson". chron.com. John McKeon. September 7, 2018. https://www.chron.com/sports/texans/article/Texans-team-captain-J-J-Watt-Mathieu-Watson-13212583.php#item-85307-tbla-5. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  19. "TRANSACTIONS: Texans place Demaryius Thomas, Kayvon Webster and Brian Peters on IR". December 24, 2018. https://www.houstontexans.com/news/transactions-texans-place-demaryius-thomas-kayvon-webster-and-brian-peters-on-ir.

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