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#72 Stephen Peterman
Position: Offensive Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 321 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Waveland, Miss.
High School: St. Stanislaus HS
Stephen Peterman Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 12/31/1999

(updated 2/6/04)

2003 First-Team All-America (SI.com, ESPN.com, Sporting News)
2003 First-Team All-SEC (AP, Collegefootballnews.com)
2003 Second-Team All-SEC (Coaches)
2002 First-Team All-Southeastern Conference (AP, Coaches, Sporting News)

SENIOR SEASON (2003)
One of the nation's top offensive linemen ? Earned First-Team All-America honors this season from SI.com, ESPN.com and the Sporting News ? Rated as the nation's No. 1 offensive guard by the Sporting News during the preseason ? Is the anchor on an LSU offensive line that is considered one of the best in the nation ? Started all 14 games at right guard in 2003 after starting 25 games over the last two years at left guard ? Big and strong player who plays with a great deal of intensity ? Tough as nails competitor that is relentless ? Is the heart of soul of LSU line ? A throw-back player who thrives in the trenches ? A converted tight end, who has also played on the defensive side of the football during his career with the Tigers ? Blocks with equal effectiveness in on running or passing situations ? For career, has played in 49 games with 29 starts ? Saw action on 863 snaps and recorded a team-best 133 knockdowns and 24 pancakes ? Allowed only one sack all year, that coming against Ole Miss ? Called for 9 penalties ? Has dominating game in win over Ole Miss with 19 knockdowns ? Had 7 pancakes and 6 knockdowns vs. Arkansas and followed that with 4 pancakes and 10 knockdowns in SEC title game against Georgia ? Is married to the former Colleen Scheyd, who gave birth to the couples first child (Stephen, Jr.) the week of LSU's season-opener against Louisiana-Monroe.

JUNIOR SEASON (2002)
The heart and soul of LSU's offensive line ? First Team All-SEC by both the AP and the SEC Coaches ? Started 25 games at left guard over the last two years ? Starter in all 13 games in 2002 ? Saw action in 869 plays and allowed only one sack ? Whistled for only one penalty all season long ? Graded out at 80 percent or better in all but one game ? Played a season-high 99 snaps and graded out at 85 percent vs. Texas in the Cotton Bowl.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2001)
Fierce lineman who started 12 of 13 games at left guard for the Tigers ... Didn't start, but played, vs. Ole Miss after suffering high ankle sprain vs. Miss. State the week before ... Shared LSU Offensive player of the week honors twice - vs. Florida and vs. Arkansas ... Moved to offensive line during fall camp and earned a starting position ... Played on the defensive side of the ball (defensive end) in 2000.

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2000)
Made an impact with the Tiger defense, seeing action in nine of the 12 games ... Finished the year with eight tackles, three of which went for losses ... Came to LSU as a tight end and made the transition to defensive end early during two-a-days in August ... One of only four true freshmen on defense to play in better than half the games in 2000.

HIGH SCHOOL
Rated the 18th best player in Mississippi according to Superprep ... No. 1 rated tight end prospect in the state ... First team All-State ... Two-time All- istrict ... Prepstar Dream Team Member ... Caught 14 passes for 150 yards and one touchdown ... Selected for Mississippi All-Star Game ... His junior season he caught 23 passes for 236 yards and one touchdown ... Also played basketball for a top 10 team in Mississippi ... Led football team to 8-3 record ... Clocked in the 40 at 4.8 in high school ... Coached in high school by David Kenson.

PERSONAL
Full name is Stephen Frederick Peterman ... Nickname is Pete ? Born on Jan. 11, 1982 in Gulfport, Miss. ... Parents are Fred and Pearl Peterman ... Has four sisters - Donna, Dana, Jan and Melanie ... Majoring in general studies ? Is married to the former Colleen Scheyd? Hobbies include fishing.

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