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Senior Spotlight: Elton Peterson

Sept. 11, 2007

#28 Elton Peterson

POSITION: Running Back
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5'6"/170
HOMETOWN: Palm Bay, Fla.
PARENTS: Cassandra Knight-Willingham and Jody Willingham
HIGH SCHOOL: Palm Bay (2003)
HIGH SCHOOL COACH: Dan Burke
HIGH SCHOOL HONORS: All-state honorable mention, All-Space Coast
OTHER SPORTS PLAYED IN HIGH SCHOOL: Basketball and Track & Field ACADEMIC MAJOR: Athletic Training
HOBBIES: Playing video games and shopping
FAVORITE FOOD: Chicken and Pizza
FAVORITE KIND OF MUSIC: Rap and R&B
FAVORITE NFL PLAYER: Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE? Because of the football program and academics that they offer
WHAT OTHER SCHOOLS RECRUITED YOU? Georgia Southern, Jacksonville, Lehigh
BIGGEST SPORTS THRILL: State championship in 2002 - 11 carries for 121 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in regional final
BIGGEST THRILL AT SOUTHEAST: Scoring my first touchdown at Missouri State
BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE ATHLETICALLY: My mother, Cassandra Knight-Willingham, my uncles and my first little league football coach
HIGH SCHOOL TEAMMATES THAT WENT ON TO PLAY IN DIVISION I & PROFESSIONALLY: Joe Cohen (Florida), Reggie Nelson (Florida, Jacksonville Jaguars), Eric Miller (Louisville), Thomas Miller (Louisville), Ronald Ellis (Central Florida), Jared Goodson (Southeast Missouri State)
ONE PERSON YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: Denver Nuggets G Allen Iverson
WHAT COLLEGIATE TEAM WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO PLAY & WHY? Miami, my favorite team
TOUGHEST TEAM YOU HAVE EVER COMPETED AGAINST: Lincoln High School, Tallahassee, Fla.
TOUGHEST STADIUM YOU HAVE EVER PLAYED AT: Doak Campbell Stadium, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.


Elton Peterson scored on a 15-yard run vs. Tennessee State in 2005. (Patrick Clark)



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
Career 30 1 99 288 2.9 50 1 22 84 3.819 1 18 353 19.6 49 0

 
 

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