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Patrick Peterson

Born:     July 11, 1990
Birthplace:       Pompano Beach, FL
Zodiac Sign:  Cancer

Career and Life

Patrick De'mon Peterson Jr.  is an American football cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisiana State University (LSU), where he won the Chuck Bednarik Award as the best defensive player in the country, the Jim Thorpe Award as the best defensive back, and was unanimously recognized as an All-American. He was selected fifth overall by the Cardinals in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Peterson has been invited to the Pro Bowl in each of his first eight seasons in the NFL.

Peterson went by the last name "Johnson" when he signed with LSU, but formally changed it to "Peterson" in August 2008. His parents are Patrick and Shandra Peterson of Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is a relative of NFL players Bryant McFadden, Walter McFadden, Sinorice Moss and Santana Moss (his maternal cousins). Peterson's younger brother, Avery Johnson (who has also changed his last name to "Peterson"), was a member of the ESPNU 150 Watch List in 2012. He has been married since 2012 to Antonique Peterson, D.O., a family practice physician in Phoenix.

On April 7, 2015, Peterson revealed he has type two diabetes.


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