An athletic outside linebacker ... provides depth in the linebacker corps ... joined the team in the fall of 2008 after transferring from the Naval Academy.
As a Sophomore (2009): Did not see game action.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2008): Sat out the season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules.
As a Freshman (2007 at Navy): Served a redshirt season.
At Broadneck High School: Played linebacker for the Bruins, helping the team reach the state semifinals in three of his four seasons ... named first team all-county, second team All-Met and honorable mention all-state ... tallied 125 tackles, 36 tackles for loss, 15 sacks and six fumble recoveries as a senior in 2006, leading Broadneck to an 11-2 record ... selected as a Baltimore Touchdown Club All-Star ... added 68 tackles and 10 sacks during his junior season ...also played baseball ... also recruited by Georgetown ... coached by Jeff Herrick.
Personal: Parents are Howard and Mary Peterson ... a member of the Dean's List and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars ... lists sacking the quarterback as his biggest sports thrill ... compiled a GPA of 3.7 during high school ... hobbies include sports, stock investment and skydiving ... grew up idolizing Cal Ripken, Jr. ... majoring in economics.