At Navy: Selected co-captain of the 2013 team by his teammates, which is the highest honor a Navy football player can receive ... enters the fall as one of the starters at inside linebacker after starting eight games there last year ... coming off an outstanding junior campaign ... came to Navy as a fullback, switched to outside linebacker and then to inside linebacker in the spring of 2012 ... outstanding athlete ... has good size and speed ... plays fast and with a nasty disposition ... has earned one varsity letter.
2012: Appeared in all 13 games, starting the final eight ... turned in 67 tackles (28-39), including two tackles for a loss on the year ... recorded five tackles for the Mids against Arizona State in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl ... paced Navy with a career-high 14 tackles in Navy's 17-13 Star Game victory over Army ... the 14 tackles were the most by a Navy player in 2012 ... member of the Mids' defensive unit that held Texas State scoreless for the first 42 minutes of the game ... turned in seven tackles in Navy's Senior Day victory over the Bobcats ... contributed four tackles in Navy's loss at Troy ... after surrendering the game's first 10 points, part of a Navy defense that held Florida Atlantic scoreless for the better part of 30 minutes between the second and fourth quarters (8:57 2nd - 9:07 4th) ... posted six tackles in the win over the Owls ... registered a pair of tackles in Navy's road win over East Carolina ... contributed six tackles in Navy's Homecoming victory over Indiana ... earned his first collegiate start in the Mids' 31-13 win over Central Michigan ... turned in four tackles against the Chippewas ... part of a defense that held the Chippewas to a season-low 221 yards (70 rush, 151 pass) and 12 first downs ... played one of the best games of his career in the Mids' win over Air Force where he contributed a then career-high 10 tackles and forced a fumble ... part of a defense that did not allow a touchdown in nine consecutive quarters (Penn State fourth quarter - San Jose State) ... the streak was the best by a Navy defense since 2008 when the Mids did not allow a touchdown for 10 straight quarters (fourth quarter against Notre Dame, shut out Northern Illinois, shut out Army and did not allow a first quarter point to Wake Forest) ... produced a then career-high five tackles against San Jose State which including a tackle for a loss ... part of a defensive unit that held VMI scoreless for the final 53-plus minutes of action ... held the Keydets to just a field goal in the opening quarter, marking the first time Navy's defense did not surrender a touchdown to its opponent since 2009 when defeating Army, 17-3 ... recorded a tackle in the win over the Keydets ... turned in three tackles against Notre Dame in the opener, including a tackle for a loss of three yards.
2011: A special teams performer who saw action in four games, including making his collegiate debut in the Mids' season-opening victory over Delaware ... suffered a season-ending shoulder injury prior to the Rutgers game ... posted an assisted tackle in the Mids' overtime loss to Air Force ... turned in a career-best three tackles at Western Kentucky.
2010: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2010 graduate of AG West Black Hills High School, Peterson was a three-sport athlete earning letters in basketball, football and track & field ... a 2009 First-Team All-State (Wash.) selection at running back ... member of the 2009 state championship winning 4x100 relay team ... also placed second in the hurdles at the state meet ... led the track & field team to the 2010 state title ... son of Jeff and Jennifer Peterson ... majoring in english ... earned a 3.31 grade point average during the spring semester.