Paul Peterson (American football)

Paul Peterson (American football)

College coach infobox
Name = Paul Peterson

Caption =
DateOfBirth = July 29, 1980
Birthplace = Allentown, Pennsylvania
DateOfDeath =
Sport = Football
College = Southern Utah
Title = Quarterbacks and Wide receivers coach
CurrentRecord =
OverallRecord =
Awards = 2002 J.C. Grid-Wire All-American
2002 All-Western States Football League First Team
2004 Continental Tire Bowl MVP
Championships = 2003 San Francisco Bowl
2004 Continental Tire Bowl
Player = yes
Years = 2001–2002
Team = Snow College
Boston College
Ottawa Renegades
Position = Quarterback
Coach = Trigger
CoachYears = 2006

CoachTeams = BYU (offensive intern)
Dixie State College (defensive line)
Southern Utah University (Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers)
FootballHOF =

Paul Peterson (born July 29, 1980 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is a former quarterback for the Boston College Eagles. He was the first Boston College to start his career 6-0, and compiled a 12-2 record for his career at Boston College, including 2 bowl victories in the Continental Tire Bowl and the Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl. He was named the Big East Offensive Player of the Week twice, the MVP of the Continental Tire Bowl, and BC's team MVP in 2004.

Paul is the seventh of ten children. His older brother, Charlie, is a former Brigham Young University quarterback who played professionally in the NFL, AFL, CFL, and NFL Europe.

High school

Was All-State as junior and senior at Bingham High School. He holds the school's single-season record for passing yardage (2,011) and career record for passing yards (3,900). He totaled 38 touchdown passes including 20 in his senior season. Also played baseball and basketball. After high school served a two-year Mormon mission in Nicaragua (August 1999-July 2001)

Junior college

Played the 2001 and 2002 seasons at Snow College. In 2001 he threw for 2,518 yards and 20 touchdowns. In 2002 he earned J.C. Grid-Wire All-America honors and All-Western States Football League first team honors after leading Snow to an 8-2 record, throwing for 2,982 yards and 35 touchdowns in 10 games. He led all NJCAA quarterbacks in both passing yards and touchdowns.

2003 season

After starting the years as a backup, Peterson came on strong at the end of the season to win the starting QB job from Quinton Porter and lead the Eagles to wins in each of their last three games. He completed 16-of-25 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Eagles to a 35-21 win over Colorado State in the Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl. He finished the season completing 84 of 147 passes for 1,124 yards, 10 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions.

2004 season

Won Big East Offensive Player of the Week twice, BIG EAST Co-Offensive Player of the Week once, and BIG EAST Offensive Player once. Started 10 games until missing the season finale due to a fractured second metacarpal in his right (throwing) hand late in the second quarter against Temple. Came back to complete 24 of 33 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns in BC's 37-24 win over North Carolina in the Continental Tire Bowl before exiting the game in the second half with a broken leg. However, he still earned game MVP honors. Megan, his wife, picked up his trophy on the field after the game. Finished the season with 2,594 passing yards, 18 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.Finished his career with 3,718 yards (8th all time), 28 touchdowns (6th all time), and a 60.8 completion percentage (6th all time).

Post-colligate career

Signed with the Ottawa Renegades of the Canadian Football League before the 2005 season. Was released after the preseason. He was an offensive intern at Brigham Young University in 2006 and the defensive line coach at Dixie State College in 2007. In 2008, Peterson will be the quarterbacks and wide receivers coach at Southern Utah University. [ [,5143,695242885,00.html Deseret News | Lamb rounds out SUU football staff ] ]


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