NFL Pro Bowl Cornerback: Arizona Cardinals
Career Highlights: Patrick Peterson, a three-time All-Pro cornerback/punt return specialist for the Arizona Cardinals, has been named to the Pro Bowl all seven years in the league. Last season, he recorded 45 solo tackles and three interceptions while continuing to establish himself as one of the top cover corners in the NFL. Peterson immediately made an impact in his NFL rookie season in 2011 when he became the only player in NFL history with four punt-return touchdowns of at least 80 yards in a single season. Selected fifth overall in the 2011 NFL Draft out of Louisiana State University, Peterson was the only rookie to be selected to the 2011 All-Pro First Team and has been an All-Pro in three of his six NFL seasons. He holds other Cardinal records including the longest game-winning punt return touchdown in overtime (99 yards) and most punt return yards by a rookie in a season (699). In college at LSU, he was recognized as the best college defensive back in the country and was a unanimous 2010 All-American, SEC Defensive Player of the Year, and Jim Thorpe and Chuck Bednarik Award winner.