Floyd Peters
No. 73, 72, 78
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born:(1936-05-21)May 21, 1936
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Died:August 19, 2008(2008-08-19) (aged 72)
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:254 lb (115 kg)
Career information
College:San Francisco State
NFL Draft:1958 / Round: 8 / Pick: 93
Career history
As player:
* Baltimore Colts ( 1958)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
* New York Giants ( 1974)
(Defensive coordinator)
  • San Francisco 49ers ( 1975 1976)
    (Defensive coordinator)
  • Detroit Lions ( 1977 1979)
    (Defensive coordinator)
  • St. Louis Cardinals ( 1982 1985)
    (Defensive coordinator)
  • Minnesota Vikings ( 1986 1990)
    (Defensive coordinator)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers ( 1991)
    (Defensive coordinator/defensive line coach)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers ( 1992 1994)
    (Defensive coordinator)
  • Oakland Raiders ( 1995 1996)
    (Defensive line coach)
  • Career highlights and awards
    * 3× Pro Bowl selection (1964, 1966, 1967)
    Career NFL statistics as of 1970
    Player stats at NFL.com
    Player stats at PFR

    Floyd Charles Peters (May 21, 1936 – August 18, 2008) was an American football defensive tackle in the National Football League and went to three Pro Bowls during his 13-year career. He played college football at San Francisco State University and was drafted in the eighth round of the 1958 NFL Draft.

    Later, Peters was an assistant coach for various teams. He was defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings from 1986 to 1990 where his defenses ranked number 1 in the NFL in '88 and '89 (71 sacks in '89, one short of an NFL record), and of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1991 to 1994. During this time his nickname was 'Sgt. Rock.' He was also well known in Tampa Bay for wearing bright orange pants to practice.

    Peters has four sons (Craig, Allen, Dean and Kelly) and a wife, Nancy.

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