Peter Warrick
No. --     Free Agent
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-06-19) June 19, 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth: Bradenton, Florida
High School: Southeast High School
Bradenton, Florida
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Debuted in 2000 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2005
Receptions     275
Receiving yards     2,991
Touchdowns     18
Stats at
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Peter Warrick (born June 19, 1977) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Florida State. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals fourth overall in the 2000 NFL Draft, and has played professionally for the Bengals and Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL), and the Bloomington Extreme of the Indoor Football League (IFL).

Early years

Warrick was born in Bradenton, Florida. He attended Southeast High School in Bradenton, where he starred for the Southeast Seminoles high school football team.

College career

Warrick received an athletic scholarship to attend Florida State University, and played for coach Bobby Bowden's Florida State Seminoles football team from 1996 to 1999. He primarily played wide receiver and returned punts, leading Florida State to BCS National Championship Game appearances in 1998 and 1999. During the 1999 season, Florida State was the first team in college football history to rank first in the polls throughout the season and end with the number one ranking in the country. Warrick was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, and the MVP of the 2000 Sugar Bowl with over 160 yards receiving and three touchdowns, including a 59-yard punt return.

College Stats and Awards

207 Career Receptions
32 Touchdown Receptions- Most in FSU History
937 Career Return Yards
Averaged 127.3 All Purpose as a Senior
NCAA Consensus All-American
Associated Press - 1st Team All-American
Walter Camp - 1st Team All-American
The Sporting News - 1st Team All-American
Football Digest - 1st Team All-American
Football News - 2nd Team All-American
First team All-ACC

NCAA Consensus All-American
Walter Camp - 1st Team All-American
Football Writers Association - 1st Team All-American
Football News - 1st Team All-American
The Sporting News - 1st Team All-American
Associated Press - 1st Team All-American
All-American Foundation - 1st Team All-American
American Football Coaches Association - 1st Team All-American
First team All-ACC

Dillard's department store incident

On September 29, 1999, during Warrick's senior season at Florida State, Warrick and teammate Laveranues Coles went to Dillard's in the Tallahassee Mall and bought $412.38 worth of clothing for $21.40—a discount so large that it is considered shoplifting under Florida law. An off-duty officer saw what happened through a surveillance camera. Warrick, Coles and the clerk, Rachel Myrtil, were arrested for grand theft. On October 22, Warrick pleaded guilty to misdemeanor petty theft in connection with the department store scam. At that year's rivalry game between Florida Gators and Florida State, Gators fans brought Dillard's bags to Florida Field in order to mock Warrick. Florida State won the game, 30 to 23.

At the time of his arrest, Warrick was widely considered the frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy with 36 catches for 508 yards and four touchdowns on the season. Following the arrest, Florida State suspended Warrick for two games, since school rules prevented him from playing while charges were pending. The two-game suspension, along with the negative publicity he received in the national media, ended any chance for Warrick to be awarded the Heisman Trophy. At season's end, Warrick was not invited to the award presentation at the Downtown Athletic Club, and finished sixth in the overall voting.[1]

Professional career

Cincinnati Bengals

In his first 4 seasons with the Bengals, Warrick never gained more than 667 receiving yards. In 2003, Warrick caught a career high 79 passes for 819 yards and 7 touchdowns, while gaining 143 rushing yards on the ground and adding another 273 yards and a touchdown returning punts.

Warrick missed most of the 2004 season with an injury, and receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh, a 7th round pick in the 2001 draft, replaced him at the #2 receiver spot and ended up having the best season of his career so far. Warrick was released from the Bengals before the start of the 2005 season.

Seattle Seahawks

Warrick subsequently signed with the Seattle Seahawks.

In his first season with Seattle, Warrick was used infrequently in the starting lineup. He finished the season with 11 catches for 180 yards, 1 carry for 5 yards, and 6 punt returns for 29 yards. However, for most of the postseason and in Super Bowl XL, Warrick served as the team's starting punt returner. His 12-yard punt return in the first quarter of the Super Bowl helped set up the Seahawks' first points of the game. Later he had a 34-yard return, but it was negated by a penalty. He finished Super Bowl XL with 4 punt returns for 27 yards.

On September 2, 2006, Warrick was cut from the Seahawks following the preseason. The New York Giants worked out Warrick on November 13, 2006. He worked out with the Bengals as well in late 2006, but they opted to pass on him.

Las Vegas Gladiators

On January 4, 2007, the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena Football League signed Warrick. Per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Warrick was a no-show after the AFL's Week 1, and was placed on the "refused to report" list by the team. Warrick did not work out with any teams in 2007, though Miami, Carolina, Jacksonville, and the New York Jets reportedly all contacted Warrick's agent about potential workouts.

Montreal Alouettes

In May 2008, Warrick was signed by the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He was released on June 3.

Bloomington Extreme

In 2009, Warrick was signed by the Bloomington Extreme of the Indoor Football League. He only played for 1 season.

Cincinnati Commandos

In 2011, Warrick signed with the Cincinnati Commandos of the Continental Indoor Football League.[2] He never played in a single game for the Commandos.


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