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Elton Peterson

Player Profile

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Palm Bay, Fla.

High School:
Palm Bay

Height / Weight:
5-6 / 170

Position:
Running Back

Birthdate:
09/10/1984

2007: Granted nine games to play after an appeal process with the NCAA ... played in final nine, starting the season finale at running back ... finished second on the team with 346 rushing yards on 81 carries ... averaged 4.3 yards per attempt ... five receptions for 19 yards out of the backfield ... averaged 21 yards per kickoff return in 35 attempts ... four punts returned for 28 yards ... career-highs of 120 yards and 33 carries in the season finale vs. Jacksonville State ... 19 rushes for 80 yards vs. Austin Peay ... career-high three receptions at Missouri State ... six kickoffs returned for 183 yards, including a career-long return of 51 yards vs. Murray State ... made a tackle vs. Austin Peay.

2006: Primarily used as a kickoff returner ... 18 kick returns for 353 yards ... long return of 49 yards vs. Eastern Kentucky ... 12 rushes for 22 yards out of the backfield.

2005: Played in all 11 games with 61 carries for 206 yards and one touchdown ... 20 catches for 82 yards and one touchdown ... scored first career touchdown on an eight-yard reception at Missouri State ... 15-yard touchdown run vs. Tennessee State ... 10 carries for 65 yards including a career-long run of 50 yards vs. Murray State.

2004: Carried the ball 25 times for 60 yards ... two catches for two yards.

2003: Saw limited playing time ... one carry for no gain ... granted a redshirt after appeal process with NCAA.

Prep: All-Space Coast as a running back and cornerback at Palm Bay High School in Palm Bay, Fla. ... honorable mention all-state ... played on 2002 state championship team ... had 11 carries for 121 yards and three touchdowns and an interception in the state championship game ... also played basketball and participated in track and field.

Personal: Born 9-10-84 ... son of Cassandra Knight-Willingham and Jody Willingham ... majoring in Criminal Justice ... enjoys playing video games and cutting hair ... favorite athletes are Willis McGahee and Rasheed Wallace ... favorite rapper is T.I. ... also recruited by Georgia Southern, Lehigh and Jacksonville.

Year G GS Rush Yds Avg Lg TD Rec Yds Avg Lg TD KR Yds Avg Lg TD
2003 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 8 0 25 60 2.4 13 0 2 2 16 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 11 1 61 206 3.4 50 1 20 82 4.119 1 0 0 0 0 0
2006 10 0 12 22 1.8 6 0 0 0 00 0 18 353 19.6 49 0
2007 9 1 81 346 4.3 30 0 5 19 3.88 0 35 734 21.0 51 0
Career 39 2 180 634 3.5 50 1 27 103 3.819 1 53 1087 20.5 51 0


Peterson rushes for some of his 120 yards vs. Jacksonville State in the final game of his career on Nov. 17, 2007. (Patrick Clark)



 
 

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