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#19 Deangelo Peterson
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 235 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: New Orleans, La.
High School: Desire Street Academy
Major: General Studies
Born: 01/11/1989
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Deangelo Peterson Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 01/23/2012

NFL
Signed free agent contract with the St. Louis Rams following the 2012 NFL Draft.

CAREER
Played in 50 games, starting 10 times during his career with the Tigers ... Finished career with 39 receptions for 459 yards and three touchdowns ... Originally signed with LSU as a wide receiver but was converted to a tight end ... Invited to participate in the Senior Bowl following his senior season.

SENIOR SEASON (2011)
Played in 14 games with five starts for the Tigers ... Ranked third on team with 18 catches for 179 yards ... Added one touchdown ... Led all LSU receivers with two catches for 28 yards at Ole Miss as the Tigers only threw eight total passes ... Caught one pass for a nine-yard touchdown against Northwestern State, his first TD reception since 2009 ... Leading receiver for the Tigers against Oregon as he hauled in four catches for 62 yards with a long of 29 yards ... Caught one pass for seven yards against Alabama in the national championship game.

JUNIOR SEASON (2010)
Missed the first three games with an ankle injury and played in 10 games with three starts ... Starts came against Tennessee, Auburn and Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl ... Ranked fourth on the squad in receiving yards with 198 on 16 catches ... Tallied a career-high 76 yards receiving on three catches against Ole Miss with a career-long reception of 40 yards ... Converted one of the most talked about plays in college football all season when he took a reverse on fourth-and-one and carried it 23 yards to the 3-yard line against Alabama ... The trick play set up the eventual game-winning score ... Also snared two passes for 25 yards in the win over the Tide ... Pulled down two passes (both for first downs) for 38 yards at Florida ... Established a career high five catches for 45 yards against Tennessee.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009)
Played in all 13 games with two starts ... Caught five passes for 82 yards and a pair of touchdowns ... All five of his receptions resulted in a first down with two of them going for touchdowns ... Hauled in a 15-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter to push LSU's lead to 24-13 against Arkansas in the season finale ... Caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Jefferson with 9:12 left in the second quarter at  Alabama for his first career TD reception on only his fourth career catch ... Finished with two catches for 40 yards and one TD at Alabama ... Made his first career start and reception for 13 yards and a first down at Mississippi State ... Other reception came in win over Auburn for 14 yards.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2008)
Played in 13 games with no starts as a true freshman in 2008 ... Saw action mainly on special teams, where he recorded a total of six tackles for the season ... Capped year with two tackles in bowl win over Georgia Tech ... Had one tackle each in games against North Texas, Auburn, Mississippi State, and Troy ... Did not record any offensive statistics.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the top players in high school football in 2007 ... Named a SuperPrep All-American and a Rivals Top 25 Athlete ... A consensus four-star athlete by all major recruiting services ... A member of Atlanta Journal Constitution's Super Southern 100 ... Named to the Superprep All-Southwest team ... Considered the sixth best prospect out of the state of Louisiana by Rivals.com ... Ranked in the top 25 best athletes in the nation by Rivals.com ... Named to the Class 1A first team as a senior ... Caught 38 passes for 647 yards and nine touchdowns during senior season at Desire Street Academy ... Also recorded 104 tackles, four interceptions, 3.5 sacks and one return for a touchdown as a defensive back ... As a junior, totaled 743 yards and six touchdowns on 43 receptions ... Also notched 76 tackles ... A two-sport athlete at Desire Street Academy, also staring for the basketball team ... Coached by Mickey Joseph.

PERSONAL
Full name is Deangelo Rico-Thomas Peterson ... Born Jan. 11, 1989 ... Mom is Deborah Peterson ... Majoring in sports administration.

CAREER HIGHS 
Receptions: 5 vs. Tennessee, 2010
Yards: 76 vs. Ole Miss, 2010
Touchdowns: 1, three times (Last: vs. Northwestern State, 2011)
Long: 40 vs. Ole Miss, 2010

PETERSON'S RECEIVING CAREER STATISTICS

Year

G-GS
Att.
Yds.
TD
LG

2008

13-0
0
0
0
0

2009

13-2

5

82

2

28

2010

10-3
16
198
0
40
2011

14-5

18

179

1

29

Totals

50-10
39
459
3
40
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